2018-08-16 / Obituaries

Rosetta Brobst

August 12, 2018


Rosetta Brobst Rosetta Brobst Rosetta “Rosie” Frazer Brobst, 97, Elmira Heights, NY, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY.

Born Aug. 7, 1921 in Laceyville, PA, Rosie graduated from Wyalusing High School as valedictorian and from Wilson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Johnson City, NY. A registered nurse, Rosie worked as a head nurse and nursing supervisor at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira and at the office of Dr. Alfred Mitchell.

She was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights. She served on the church board and taught Sunday School for many years. During WWII, Rosie was a volunteer in the U.S. Army Cadet Nurse Corps Reserve. She was a member of the Chemung County Civil Defense and the American Red Cross. She served on the PTA at Cohen and Thurston Schools in Elmira Heights. An avid reader, she regularly visited the Elmira Heights Library.

Rosie was predeceased by her parents, Archie and Leona Frazer of Laceyville, PA, and by her loving husband of 49 years, Pierson T. Brobst, Jr. She was the last surviving of her siblings, Clyde W.B. Frazer and wife, Elsie Lindenmuth, Valda A. Frazer (Mrs. Irvin B. Rea), Captain Alice B. Frazer/U.S. Public Health Service and Lora W. Frazer.

She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Susan A. Brobst and husband, Gerald J. Zumchak of Syracuse, Catharine Frazer Brobst of Syracuse and Alan Kenneth Brobst and wife, Maria del Carmen Fu of Lees Summit, MO. Rosie greatly loved her grandchildren, Thomas Michael Zumchak of Kingston, NJ, Stephen Matthew Zumchak and wife, Anne Elizabeth Caramanica of Utica, NY, Amanda Renee Brobst and Matthew Jacob Brobst of Lees Summit, MO, and Michael Kenneth Weinhauer and wife, Reshmi Shelly Naidu of San Mateo, CA. She was very proud of her great-grandchildren, Emily Rose Zumchak of Kingston, NJ, and Nicholas Weinhauer and Nathan Naidu of San Mateo, CA, and of her many nieces, nephews and their families.

There will be no calling hours. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Arrangements are by the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake Street, Elmira.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Bethany Manor for the excellent care and great kindness given to Mrs. Brobst. Their skill and compassion will always be remembered.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Oakwood United Methodist Church, Elmira Heights, or to the Elmira Heights Library.

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