Rose Scutella

rose-scutellaRose Scutella, 94, formerly of 209 Dippold Avenue, St. Marys, PA died peacefully at Elk Haven Nursing Home on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Rose was born on December 2, 1921, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Condello. Rose grew up in Kane, PA where she attended school and took her place in the work force at the Kane Shirt Factory.  On July 19, 1947 in St. Callistus Church, Rose married Frank Scutella.

Upon moving to St. Marys, Rose and Frank, along with her brother–in-law Tony opened their business establishment, Scutella’s Cleaners & Tailors.

Rose assisted in customer service with her beautiful smile for many years before retiring from the family owned business in 1985.

Upon retirement Rose volunteered countless hours at the ReSale Shop where she earned the title of Director. This position also gained her a seat on the Elk Regional Hospital Board.

Rose was a member of Sacred Heart Church where she served faithfully on the Funeral Luncheon Committee.

Rose’s happiest moments were times spent with her family and grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading non-fiction books, mastering crossword puzzles, mending clothes for her children and grandchildren, baking pies for her loved ones, and playing Cinch with her friends.

In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her husband Frank; her son, Patsy Joe; two brothers: Larry and Tony; a sister, Katherine and a son-in-law, Richard Lawhead. Rose is survived by her son, Frank Scutella (Ellen) of St. Marys, two daughters, Mary Rose Lawhead of Hanover, PA; Linda Lundberg (Blair) of Emporium; ten grandchildren: Nick Scutella, Frank Scott Scutella, Alison (Luke) Chetlen, Matt (Allison) Lawhead, Megan Lawhead, Adam Lundberg, Michael (Allison) Lundberg, Krista (Darin) LeZotte, Brittany Lundberg, and Jonathan Lundberg; and  six great grandchildren: Noah, Nathaniel, Abigail and Adah Chetlen and Hudson and Elizabeth Lawhead. Her sister, Josephine Capello of Depew, NY is the last remaining member of her immediate family.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home for family and friends on Friday, December 2 from 5:00PM – 8:00 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, December 3 at 11:30 AM with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Activities Director, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857 or Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center St., St. Marys, PA 15857.


Becki McCullough November 30, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Miss Rose had a contagious smile and was loved by everyone she met. Our heartfelt sympathy is sent to her loving family and friends.

Beth Wolfe November 30, 2016 at 11:50 pm

Dear Mary Rose and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. The Wolfe Family

Leo and Ellen Lenze December 1, 2016 at 7:39 am

Rose was such a sweet person and did so much for so many. Remember when she and Frank came to St. Marys and purchased the Lombardo Dry cleaning and Tailor shop from my parents. They and Tony all were really special people.

Leo and Ellen Lenze

Lee Facetti December 1, 2016 at 1:18 pm

Frank, Ellen and the Scutella family,
It has been many years since I saw your mother but remember her kind manner and infectious smile – especially when she was the Rose between the two thorns – Frank and Tony. Please accept our condolences at the loss of such a wonderful lady.

Rich & Tootsie Stuart & family December 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Linda and family – we were so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Heather Mawn December 2, 2016 at 10:44 am

Blair, Linda, and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Rose was such a caring, compassionate, and gracious woman! One look at her beautiful smile and all your cares were washed away! Please know you are in my family’s thoughts and prayers as you mourn her passing and joyfully celebrate a wonderful lady who had an impact on all she encountered!!

Gerri Palmer/Ireland January 8, 2017 at 4:38 am

I am so sorry to Rose’s family for her loss. She was such a kind and loving person. She was one of those people that just made you smile from the sight of her. I was a young girl and employed at The Hour Glass Dry Cleaners, for about a decade, and her and her husband were an inspiration to me with their kindness, as well as their children. Even though I haven’t seen them in many years, I never forgot them. I recognized her, right away, from her photo and it filled my eyes with tears to know that this world lost another wonderful person. She, always, made me feel special and I consider her a blessing! My sincere condolences to her family!

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