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Rose Marie Pasicznyk

May 12, 2020


Rose Marie Pasicznyk, a resident of the Fairmount/Art Museum section of Philadelphia for many years, died on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.  She was 90.

Born in Bedminster, Bucks County, PA,  Rose was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Sarchynsky) Bukata.  

In the mid 1940's, she met 'Mr. Abel' as he was known to his electric-service customers.  They married on September 26, 1948 and settled down in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, spending summers at their small "farm" home in Danboro, Bucks County.

Together with her husband Abel, she was active in community events, helping to found the Fairmount Parents Business & Neighbors Association (FPBNA), a neighborhood improvement association, in the late 1960's. She was also a frequent volunteer at local church and community events.  She worked as a realtor for many years with the Harriett Gaige office in Fairmount. 

Rose Marie was very much involved with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Tree Tender effort; she had made it her goal, which she reached, of helping plant one hundred (100) trees in the Fairmount and Spring Garden section of Philadelphia.  This was something very close to her heart.

She is survived by her sons:  Alan Pasicznyk of Philadelphia, PA; Barry Pasicznyk of Philadelphia, PA; David Pasicznyk (Joanne Nestor) of Stockton, New Jersey; grandchildren Wyatt Nestor-Pasicznyk and Rose Marie Reed; son-in-law Roland Reed; and many nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her husband Abel (Abel died in 2015), her daughter Lisa Reed and her siblings: Marion Bukata, Julius Bukata, Anthony Bukata, Anna Kita, Josephine Greenberg and Adam Bukata.

Services for Rose Marie will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rose Marie's memory may be made to: St. Francis Xavier, The Oratory or; Simpson House or; the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (addresses & links are below).


***During this time of the coronavirus, we are being asked to practice social distancing and limiting the size of gatherings.   You may wish to join us in prayer for Rose Marie at home during this time.   We are grateful for all your prayers for Rose Marie, whether in attendance or not.  It is an act of Christian love and selflessness to distance ourselves from one another in order to protect those who maybe more vulnerable to this aggressive virus and to help mitigate the spread of the virus.  

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Private Services


St. Francis Xavier, The Oratory
2319 Green St. Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19130 PA 19130

Simpson House ( Simpson House Benevolent Care Fund)
2101 Belmont Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19131

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 N. 20th Street - 5th Floor Attn: Development Office, Philadelphia PA 19103

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