Rosemary Schmitz

February 28, 1938 ‒ July 18, 2010

Delaware, Ohio

Rosemary Schmitz, 72, of Delaware, Ohio passed away early Sunday morning July 18, 2010 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. She was born February 28, 1938 in Rochester, NY to Alfred and Leona (Focke) Schmitz. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Delaware, Ohio, and she enjoyed children. She is survived by 4 daughters, Anne (Robert) Brandyberry of Delaware, Lisa (Kent) Pierce of Holiday, Florida, Maria (John) Miller of Gahanna and Amy Pfahler of Columbus; son, Paul (Shannon) Pfahler of Heidelburg, Germany; 4 grandchildren, Megan and Justin Miller and Brenna and Patrick Pfahler; 2 brothers, William and Paul Schmitz, both of Rochester, NY; 3 sisters, Patricia Consalvi of Santa Anna, California, Christine Pagoda and Leona Schramm of Rochester, NY; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and 3 brothers Alfred, Joseph, and Richard Schmitz. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 22nd from 4 – 8 pm at the Rodman Neeper Funeral Home, 1510 W. William St., Delaware where a vigil of prayer service will be held at 4:00 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday July 23rd at St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William St., Delaware at 10:00 am with Rev. Fr. James Black officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. The St. Mary Bereavement Committee will then host a reception in the Rodman Neeper Community Room immediately following the graveside services. To share a memory of Rosemary or to express condolences to the family, please visit