The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

July 22, 2013

Rose Marie Hartsky

Registered nurse belonged to St. Bart’s


---- — Rose Marie Hartsky of Transfer, passed away peacefully at her home at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013, after an extended illness. She was 84.

Mrs. Hartsky was born July 14, 1929, in Sharon, a daughter of Benedict and Elizabeth Hittenburger Lealy.

Rose Marie graduated from Sharon High School.

A member of the Harvard Nurses Study, she was in the final graduating class of the former Christian H. Buhl School of Nursing.

A registered nurse, she worked for 35 years at both Sharon General Hospital’s emergency room and for local physicians. Her professionalism and care is well remembered among patients and colleagues.

She was a member of St. Bartholomew’s Church, Sharpsville.

Throughout her life she enjoyed cooking, traveling, boating and spending time with family and friends. She kept her playful sense of humor to the end.

Her husband, Stephen P. Hartsky, whom she married May 26, 1951, passed away May 16, 1992.

She is survived by: her loving and devoted daughter, Deborah Hartsky, Sharon; her brother, Benedict Lealy and his wife Kathleen, Hermitage; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Elizabeth Sipe and Teresa Harrison; and a brother, Joseph Lang.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. Bartholomew’s Church, 311 W. Ridge Ave., Sharpsville, PA 16150.


Mrs. Stephen P. (Rose Marie), 84, Transfer.

Calling hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (7-24-13) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may e-mail condolences by visiting

Service: Funeral service at 9 a.m. Thursday (7-25-13) in St. Rose Cemetery Chapel, Hermitage, with Deacon Frank Marino of St. Bartholomew’s Church, Sharpsville, officiating. Family asks those attending to go directly to the chapel Thursday morning.

Entombment: St. Rose Cemetery Mausoleum, Hermitage.