Rose­marie Ko­tran

The Morning Call - - OBITUARIES -

Rose­marie (Rose) Ko­tran was born and raised in Allentown, the daugh­ter of the late Joseph and Emily Mahr. She grad­u­ated from Wil­liam Allen High School. Rose worked for the De­part­ment of Pub­lic As­sis­tance in Le­high

Co. for 35 years as a Case­worker. A fierce ad­vo­cate for la­bor rights, Rose also served as a Shop Stew­ard for sev­eral years. Through­out her life Rose sup­ported causes she be­lieved would bet­ter the world, such as LePoCo (peace and jus­tice cen­ter) and es­pe­cially For­got­ten Felines & Fi­dos, Inc. (Ger­mansville, PA). She was a fer­vent Demo­crat.

Rose was known as a woman of strong will and some­times harsh judge­ments. She also was among the most car­ing and sup­port­ive of peo­ple. She loved to laugh, she loved Mike and Suki, Tiger and golf, Tues­day lunches, hear­ing peo­ple's life sto­ries, get­ting her hair done, and she surely loved her deep pur­ple glue-on nails that would fly off at the least provo­ca­tion. Rose­marie is sur­vived by a son, Stephen M. Ko­tran (El­iz­a­beth Gold­man) of NY, and a daugh­ter, Lisa Ko­tran Rice. She had five grand­sons. Also miss­ing Rose are her brother Jim Mahr, niece Lori Par­ton, nephew Jef­frey Mahr, sis­ter-in-law Jan Mahr, god-daugh­ters Adri­enne Yu­rack and Jes­sica Mon­tero as well as The Lunch Ladies, friends, and very good neigh­bors. She was pre­de­ceased by nephew James Mahr, Jr.

Those who wish to honor their con­nec­tion to Rose are in­vited to a short grave­side ser­vice at Grand­view Ceme­tery, 2735 Wal­bert Ave, Allentown on Thurs­day, Sept. 19, at 10:30. This will be fol­lowed by lunch at 11:30 at The Olive Gar­den on Grape St. in White­hall. Please reg­is­ter for lunch (Pat: 484.515.6579) to en­sure ad­e­quate seat­ing.

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