Obituary of Rosa Mayer
Rosa (Kosatschkow) Mayer
(March 27,1926-March 14,2020)
Rosa, also known as Oma, passed away only two weeks shy of her 94th birthday while surrounded by her family at VNA hospice in Dover Hospital, NJ.
A widow, overcoming many obstacles, had to raise her seven children. While working very hard she made time for chaperoning for her children in scouting, PTA school functions and German dance groups.
Rosa always wore a different hat in her love of gardening, reading, fishing, bingo, casino and polka dancing.
She loved traveling to her beloved Germany since her arrival to America in 1951. She kept busy visiting her children in Maui, HI, Colorado Springs, Woodstock, Ga and wintered with her daughters in Florida since 1975.
One of Rosa's biggest passions was fundraising for the German Steubeun Day Parade Committee. She loved marching in the Parade held in September down 5th Ave. in NYC, with her self trained mini-dauschund dog pulling a mini-float that she designed herself.
Rosa, a devoted matriarch of her family, had strength and courage and will never be forgotten. Oma Rosa was always so generous and kind and would put a smile on any ones face. She was loved by all who met her and will be dearly missed.
She was predeceased by her oldest son Alexander Kosatschkow, his wife Miriam, her daughter in-law Maryvonne Kosatschkow and Rosa's German parents, brother and two sisters.
Rosa is survived by her loving children Victor Kosatschkow of Maui, Hi, Rose (Dale) Champion of Boca Raton FL, Sirina (Ted) Kamieniecki of Boonton Twp NJ, John (Helene) Kosatschkow of Colorado Speings, CO, Maria Kosatschkow of Wantage NJ, and Annette (Dan) Nieroda of Woodstock, GA.
She is survived by 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren and her brothers Max and Eddy and their families of Bavaria, Germany.
Due to the Cornovirus outbreak, Memorial Mass at St. Mary's Church and Celebration of Life will be rescheduled for the Fall.
Memorial donations can be made in her memory to the VNA Hospice of Northern NJ by way of www.inmemof.org, or your Local PBA.
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