Rosemary A. “Rosie” Brendel

Rosemary A. “Rosie” Brendel, 88, of 479 West Creek Road, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.

She was born April 11, 1924 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Philip and Mary Wolfe Lecker.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School.  She was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, Ace Vending and had volunteered for the American Red Cross.  She had also worked at the St. Mary’s Parochial School Cafeteria for many years.

On August 28, 1949 in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Raymond C. Brendel, who survives.  She is also survived by a daughter, Julie Brendel of St. Marys; a son, Steven Brendel of St. Marys; a grandson, Dan (Brittany) Brendel, a great granddaughter, McKinnley Brendel; a sister, Alice DeStephano of St. Marys; and nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Eileen Andres and, in childhood, Nancy Lecker.

Mrs. Brendel was a member of the St. Mary’s Church and the CD of A.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend Funeral Services to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, OSB, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.


Charlotte Walker January 28, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Julie, so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you and your family.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Rimer January 28, 2013 at 8:53 pm

To the family of Rosie,
Ron and Dorothy are sorry for your lose.

Andy and Chris Andres January 30, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Uncle Ray, Julie, and Steve:

Chris and I were very sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Rosie. We have lots of great memories of our visits. She was always kind and generous to us, and we loved her no-nonsense stories about life on the Lecker and Brendel farms. Although she famously claimed that she was “not a hugger,” we never remember leaving her house without being fed a home-cooked meal or being hugged good-bye. We will miss her very much.

Libby Herbstritt February 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Julie and Steve,
You both are in my prayers and thoughts. Losing “moms” hurt so much but knowing they are at peace and with God helps.

Larry and Kate Nekuza February 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Dear Julie and Family,
So very sorry about your Mom. She was a really great lady. She served me many a delicious meal at St. Mary’s Parochial Grade School. Please say hello to your Dad from Larry and I. Thanks for being such a good friend to our entire family.

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