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Mary Ann A. Rozsas

Mary Ann A. Rozsas, age 81, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at Wilmington Hospital.

Mary Ann was the daughter of the late John W. Rozsas, Jr. and Elizabeth (Kish). She was a graduate of Pottsgrove High School, class of 1960, and later went on to graduate from both Ursinus College and University of Delaware. Mary Ann was very active in several professional organizations in which she held many offices in Alpha Delta Kappa, an international organization of women educators, a charter member of Eta chapter as well as its first president in 1976, and vice president of the Northeast regional from 1993-1995.

She was very active in the areas of Special Education and Reading/Language Arts. For forty years she held a variety of positions at The Pilot School, in Wilmington including Director of Educational Services and Head of the lower division. She believed all children would benefit from an educational program designed to meet their individual learning needs. For example, small classes, dedicated staff, and the use of a variety of teaching strategies were keys to each students learning success.

Through the years, Mary Ann had many fond memories, including going to high school football games, working at the drive-in, taking cooking/baking classes, hiking in the White Mountains and Glacier National Park, sitting at Rehoboth Beach watching the waves roll in, walking the boardwalk, and eating pizza. She also enjoyed attending plays, playing tennis, playing Mahjong, listening to music while decorating her Christmas tree with many lights, and enjoyed watching the Phillies, Eagles, golf, movies on the Hallmark channel, and General Hospital with Joe Mikesell. Mary Ann loved pet-sitting for some very special dogs, cats, and a parrot named Bondi.

Mary Ann is survived by her “sister” cousins Barbara Urban (Thomas Dunmore) and Patricia Urban; her cousins Polly Blackwell and Pamela Varley. To everyone who had a special place in her heart, Mary Ann wants to thank you for all special memories and being a friend.

Mary Ann has requested in her memory for donations to be made to Faithful Friends, 165 Airport Road, New Castle, DE 19720 or ; or Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK) Karen Beck Scholarship fund, c/o Nancy F. Bogan 17650-1 Pointer Drive, Lewes, DE 19958 , this provides scholarships for future special educators

Per Mary Ann’s request services will be private

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    Sally Fraticelli writes,
    Mary Ann was the epitome of a true “lady.” She was kind, loving and always willing to help. I first met her through the Eta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa and was lucky enough to say that she was a good friend. Her devotion to our organization was exceptional. Mary Ann will be missed by many.
    03/24/2024 01:30 pm
    Jennifer Skolfield lit a candle
    03/24/2024 04:59 pm
    Peggy Keay Germain lit a candle and writes,
    Mary Ann was a beloved sister in Delaware Alpha Delta Kappa. She served offices in her chapter, state and the Northeast Region as international Vice President. We will miss her kindness and sense of humor.
    03/26/2024 04:56 pm
    Shields Christiane lit a candle
    03/27/2024 09:07 am
    Tina & Bob King writes,
    What a special lady & friend! We have been blessed with a friendship that bonded us together for 50 years. The phone calls, cards, & emails kept our friendship going even when we weren’t together face-to-face. Mary Ann always took time to send us the first card for birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays! She always took time to remember the little moments & times shared. She will always be remembered with love because she touched our hearts & always will. We are so thankful that Mary Ann was such a positive influence in our lives. We’ll especially remember her on her birthday & on each holiday & St. Patrick’s day! LOVE YOU ALWAYS & Forever, dear friend, Bob & Tina
    03/27/2024 03:54 pm
    Winnie Mohler Conner writes,
    What a special lady! So many fond memories of MaryAnn, Marjorie and I growing up and enjoying high school together. Look forward to seeing you again in heaven. Much love, Winnie and David
    03/27/2024 06:17 pm
    Maggie Clark lit a candle and writes,
    MaryAnn was a very special neighbor & friend. I will miss her smiling face and always her kind words. She will definitely be missed by me! She left me with lots of happy memories. I plan to see Mary Ann & Joe in Heaven, when it is my turn. I will always think about all of the happy times we had together. Maggie Clark
    03/28/2024 12:05 pm
    Lori Antonini lit a candle
    03/28/2024 09:09 pm
    Jan Engle writes,
    Mary Ann was always my "go to" person when I worked at Pilot School. She knew about everything and communicated positively and with humor. Sweet, kind lady!!
    03/29/2024 09:46 am
    Chris Talley Miller lit a candle and writes,
    I had the pleasure to work with Maryann at The Pilot School. She was a lovely person, and dedicated her educational career to helping so many children learn to read and have the best educational experience possible. May she rest in peace.
    04/02/2024 02:21 pm
    Cookie Bolig lit a candle
    04/04/2024 09:46 am

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