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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday December 11th, 2020

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St. Patrick Church
Friday December 11th, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Rosella Burkholder

Rosella A. Burkholder, 84, of Carlisle, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Sarah Todd Memorial Home. She was born on January 1, 1936 in Baltimore, MD to the late Philip T. and Marcella L. (Wehage) Rossbach.

Early in her life, Rosella worked in radio. After raising her children, she worked at the Harrisburg Catholic Diocese in the office of education. She was an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Harrisburg and St. Patrick Catholic Church in Carlisle. She served as a Eucharistic Minister, bible study member, participant in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and she served as a lector at the weekly Sunday masses. Rosella was a former member of the Harrisburg, Country Club where she was an avid tennis player.

Rosella is survived by her husband of 63 years, Terry Burkholder, of Carlisle; children, Theresa (Steve) Royster of St. Simons, GA, Rosella Lynn Burkholder and husband Alphonsus Romejko of Harrisburg, Marcella (Edward) Hofler of Carlisle, Julie (Blaine) Deyle of Palmyra, Daniel (Jennifer) Burkholder of Harrisburg and Matthew (Amber) Burkholder of Harrisburg; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Marcella Williams of Maryland and Rita Winstead of Florida. She was preceded in death by siblings, Philip Rossbach, Mary Kerchner, Eleanor Getz, Louis Rossbach and Ronald Rossbach.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, December 11, 2020 at 11:00 in the St. Patrick Church, 85 Marsh Dr., Carlisle, PA 17015 with Rev. Donald Bender as celebrant. A viewing will be held from 10:00 AM until the service and burial will be in St. Patrick Church Cemetery, Carlisle. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church, 152 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle, PA 17013. Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA. If you are unable to attend, you may view the mass via live stream at www.saintpatrickchurch.org or visit YouTube at saintpatrickchurch.org.

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Dear Terry, Theresa, Marcie, Lynn, Julie, Dan, Matt and all your family, I am so saddened by the loss of Ro!  She was our dear family friend and I have such great memories of her with my parents and you all.  Hugs and know she was just swept up in love by so many people waiting for her, my parents included!

Janet Bernosky Dec 13 2020 12:00 AM

I so much enjoyed playing tennis with Roe and loved her fun and upbeat personality.I had the pleasure of attending Christmas Eve services at Holy Family Church and could see her dedication to making the service special.She will be missed by all who were fortunate to know her.

Susan Kastelic Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM

Terry and family:  We did not attend today's service because of pandemic concerns but we were with you in spirit as we watched the service, which was lovely and befitting the woman that Ro will always be to us.  Ro was truly a light in the life of all that knew her.   What a spirit!Theresa's eulogy was wonderful.  Terry, we will talk soon. JB and Debra

Jonathan Tocks Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM

Lynn, my condolences to you and your family. You are in my prayers. I recall Rosie as a woman full of life and energy. Josh said she was always so nice and he remembered her generosity by letting us stay at her beach house, which was so close to the beach they could walk.  A big deal for teenagers. May God and your wonderful memories comfort you at this time.

Sherry Tate Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Marcie - so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom.  What a sweet, kind, elegant and lovely lady.  You and your family are in  my thoughts and prayers.  Mary Cain

Mary Cain Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM

Lynn.. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.. Cherish A Life Well Lived.Lisa, Sarah, Ann Marie, Jordan and Jason at B.R.P.

Lisa, Sarah, Ann Marie, Jordan and Jason at B.R.P. Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

With love Ken Rossbach and familyKen Rossbach

Ken Rossbach Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

With love Ken Rossbach and familyKenneth Rossbach

Kenneth Rossbach Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Aunt Roe, We thought the best way to celebrate your life. Would be to plant a tree in your honor because you loved life and enjoyed it so much. We love you and will miss you. The Williams’s ❤️

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dear Ro, You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. I know you will be available to help any of us when we need it. You were a spark in our midsts, We send you so much love. Madeline and DesMadeline and Des Reillyu

Madeline and Des Reillyu Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM