Roselle Marie (Jambers) Onorato

Born: Fri., Mar. 18, 1932
Died: Sun., May 10, 2020

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Roselle Marie (Jambers) Onorato, age 88, of North East, peacefully passed away on Sunday May 10, 2020 at her residence. She was born on March 18, 1932 in Erie, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Russell M. and Florence (Guarino) Jambers. Roselle graduated North East High School in 1949 and furthered her education at a secretary school earning a degree in Secretarial Skills. Throughout her professional career, she was a former secretary to the Top Executives at United Oil Company, Director of Hamot Hospital, President of Litton Industries, and several Executives at General Electric in Erie, retiring in 1994. Roselle was a beautiful woman who had an impeccable sense of style. During the 1970’s, Roselle owned and operated Fashions by Roselle located on 38th Street in Erie and was known as having the first Volkswagen in Erie. She was a member of the Squaws & Paws and Perry Square Dance Group. Roselle loved Ballroom Dancing and Square Dancing with her husband for several years. Roselle enjoyed playing piano, flowers, pinochle, and spending time with her family and siamese cat, Kiam. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Clarence David “Scrappy” Onorato; a son, Jeffrey Onorato (Diane) of Labelle, Fla.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private funeral arrangements are being handled by the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East. Private interment will be held at North East Cemetery Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Associ- ation, Erie Chapter, 1600 Peninsula Dr. suite 15, Erie, PA16505. 

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Alicia Deal
   Posted Wed May 13, 2020
Jeff, I’m so sorry about your mom. I have fond memories of her from when we were children. Please, if you need anything let me know. My condolences to your dad also.


Dick Levick
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020

My heartfelt sympathy to you at this sad time. You and Roselle demonstrated your friendship to me on many occasions and I was always inspired by the devotion you had for each other.
May her memory live on as a blessing for you and your family.

Tom & Rose
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
So very sorry to hear of her passing....
We've been neigbors for many years. and we'll miss her...

Marc Wallace
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
Scrappy, Jeff and family, I was sorry to hear of Roselle's passing this morning. I will always remember her as being gracious and welcoming. Please take comfort in your many warm and loving memories of her as you rely upon each other in this time of loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

In sympathy,
Marc Wallace

Jack and Carol Stablein
   Posted Fri May 15, 2020
Scrappy and Family
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you in the recent passing of Roselle. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed by everyone. We will remember Roselle with us sharing many family get togethers with her. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Jack and Carol Stablein

robert whitney
   Posted Fri May 15, 2020
so sorry for your loss. remember the good times at perry and squaws

Vince and Brenda Ragosta
   Posted Fri May 15, 2020

So sorry for your loss. We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.


Vince and Brenda

Harold and Janet Eisert
   Posted Fri May 15, 2020
Janet and I are saddened to read of your lovely wife's passing. We remember your marriage and wedding reception as if it was yesterday. So many years have passed us by since those fun and carefree times in our lives. We know how hard it is to lose a loved one; but, knowing she is now with our Savior without pain and suffering is our consolation. May Roselle Rest in Peace.

Chris Langdon
   Posted Sun May 17, 2020
I am sorry to hear of Roselle's passing. While I have not seen her in many years, she was always kind to me as a young man. My condolences to the family.

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