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Rose and Black Funeral Home - Stoneboro
Thursday March 3rd, 2022
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Rose and Black Funeral Home - Stoneboro
Thursday March 3rd, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Rose Marie Kristyak

Rose Marie Kristyak, 86 of Greenville, formerly of Stoneboro, passed away on February 26, 2022 at St. Paul’s Homes in Greenville. Rose was born in Altman, PA on June 17, 1935 to the late Richard A. and Josephine M. (Kenesky) Goltare. Rose earned her LPN at Mercer County Career Center and went on to work as a nurse at Greenville Hospital, retiring in 1995.

Rose was a member of the Lakeview Church of God and was very strong in her faith. She was a part of the Stephen Ministry Program and the Blanket Ministry Program. She volunteered for Vacation Bible School for numerous years and was a camp counselor many times at Whitehall Camp and Conference Center. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and hand sewing numerous items. She was a talented painter and enjoyed attending many classes. Most of all she was the center of her family and enjoyed spending as much time as she could with them.

Rose is survived by her children; Betty (Bob) Carr of Jamestown, Thomas M. Kristyak (companion Tania Ziolkowski) of Stoneboro, and Amy Jo (Mark) Ryczko of Westerville, grandchildren; Mandy Campbell (companion Bruce McQuiston), Kari Safran (companion Bob Higley), Jennifer (Matt) Eklund, Brad (Sarah) Ryczko, and Bryan Ryczko (companion Katie Smith), great-grandchildren; Kelsey Campbell, Kayla (Jonathan) Schiestle, Kristine (Adam) Minor, Kylee (Noah) Boland, Jenna Safran (Fiancé Devin Bobbitt), and Juniper Ryczko, great-great-grandchildren; George Schiestle, Joseph Thomas Roda, Elena Boland, and Quinn Rose Minor, her brother; Robert Goltare, and ex-husband; Martin T. Kristyak,  as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth, daughter-in-law Gara Kristyak, brother Richard Goltare and sister Julie Ann Hollabaugh.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Rose and Black Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 99 Franklin Street, Stoneboro, where family and friends are welcome from 12pm - 2 pm on Thursday, March 3, 2022. A funeral service will follow at 2 pm at the funeral home.

Watch the livestream here: https://www.facebook.com/RoseAndBlackFuneralHome/videos/380525273492527

Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Jackson Center.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.RoseAndBlackFH.com

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A candle was lit in memory of Rose Kristyak

Dorie Mar 3 2022 1:24 PM

Mandy prayers for all of you as you say goodbye to this special lady. God has greeted her with open arms and I am sure she heard " Well done my good and faithful servant". She was so special to many. Hugs to all of you. God bless. Alec and Shirley

Shirley Spangler Mar 2 2022 9:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rose Kristyak

Paul Torres Mar 2 2022 2:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rose Kristyak

Brenda and James Mar 2 2022 6:03 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rose Kristyak

Michael Patterson Mar 1 2022 9:59 PM

To Rose (My Rosie),
What do you say about a person that impacted your Life so much? Rosie was my good friend, and colleague....I started out as a new Grad on the Mac unit at Greenville Hospital in 1982, and Rosie was my Mentor. She taught me Humility, to have Empathy for my patients, to take the time to sit at their bedside, and listen if only in Silence (not to worry so much about the charting part). When we worked the 3-11 shift, we made sure all our patients had warm back rubs, the rooms were cleaned up, and most importantly that our patients were comfortable before our shift ended!
We worked with the Best of the Best Team on Mac...some have passed on (I hope you All know who you are!!)
We celebrated our annual Xmas party at Rosie's house with her homemade spaghetti as the main course 😋 We also celebrated her Summer weiner roast in her backyard with friends, families, and whomever wanted to come!!
We took trips with friends to Sinnamahoning for a few long weekends staying in the woods in a haunted house, taking long walks, and cooking the spiciest chilli ever.....
Rosie, and I spent time together out West, visiting Jacksonhole, gazing upon the Teton Mts, and exploring the nearby towns,and the breathtaking Rockies!!
We spent alot of time together just talking about how much we loved our kids but didn't always get along with each of them. Rosie cherished her 6 grandchildren and wanted to spend time with all of them!
I would visit Rosie somtimes at her house, and I can still picture her siting in her chair in her dimly lit living room crocheting, mending clothes and knitting...mostly for others, and baby blankets surrounding her to take to the hospital. There was always something delicious cooking in Rosie's kitchen. She was always cooking a meal for someone in need, or who had lost a Loved One!
Rosie was selfless....she was always doing for others! She was a Great Humanitarian!
I trully Believe that Rosie was an Angel 😇 here on Earth, and has a key to the Kingdom of Heaven!! I'm so Grateful to have known Rosie, and I Believe I will see her again someday ❤ 🙏 Love you my Forever Friend, Kathy (Katie AK)
PS. She was an Artist too...I have some of her sketches, and watercolor paintings with me Always!

Kathy Williams Mar 1 2022 7:26 PM

My deepest sympathy and prayers for family and friends of rose 🌹

Bev Adams Mar 1 2022 4:44 PM

She loved bingo. She always wanted her tea and Amos chocolate chip cookies.
She will be missed

Valerie Mar 1 2022 8:27 AM

I can remember Rose when we had our craft night. She would say something to get us laughing. She always mention her racing and how she loved it.cc

Lance Hoffman Mar 1 2022 8:22 AM

Sorry to hear.prayers for all of you. God's speed rose

Kathy n Richard Feb 28 2022 2:05 PM

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