Cover photo for ROSE HELENE KACZOR's Obituary


d. December 5, 2015

Rose Helene Kaczor, 90, Altoona, passed away Saturday evening at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was born in Lilly, daughter of the late Francis and Pauline (Fulla) Yanik.

Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Stanley; three daughters: Marie-Monica Kaczor and husband, George Kohl, Pauline-Veronica Kaczor and husband, John Papa, and Rose-Ann Kaczor and husband, Gary Vassalotti; a son, Joseph L. Kaczor and wife, Dianne; six grandchildren: Nicole, Lauren, Jason, Stephen, Alessandra and Anthony; a brother, Joseph; a sister, Mary Yanik; and a sister-in-law, Theresa Kaczor.

Rose was a U.S. Navy cadet. She graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse and was a teacher at the school. She was a staff member at Rockefeller Institute Hospital of Medical Research, where she did cancer research. She attended Penn State University, Hunter College in New York, and St. Joseph College in Maine and received her master’s degree in public health administration. She was a devoted mother and wife and worked with her husband at his office.

Rose was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was affiliated with the Cardinal Newman Sorority club and the nurses’ club at Hunter College. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society Auxiliary and SS. Peter and Paul Rosary Society, and she enjoyed reading and traveling.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona, and from 11 a.m. until the noon funeral Mass Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2700 Broad Ave., Altoona, Father David Rizzo as celebrant. Entombment will be at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona.


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, December 10, 2015

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home, Inc.

1204 17th Street , Altoona, PA 16601

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Funeral Mass

Friday, December 11, 2015

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

2716 Broad Ave, Altoona, PA 16601

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