Rosagitta Podrovsky

6 July, 19448 June, 2021

Rosagitta "Rosie" Podrovsky, 76, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, after a long illness. Rosie was the beloved wife of Yossi Katz, loving sister of the late Allegra and cherished daughter of the late Bess and late Bernard, dear cousin of Ralph Wilder and Penina Weinberger, caring step-mother of Benjamin (Sara) Katz and proud grandmother of Zachary. Rosie was a superb pianist, clarinetist, and an accomplished musician and educator, and a long time member of the Mount Prospect Community Band. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Roosevelt University and her Doctorate from Northwestern University. Rosie will be greatly missed by her many friends who loved her wit, her charm, and her intelligence. Graveside services will be held 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2021 at Memorial Park Cemetery 9900 Gross Point Rd., Skokie, IL. Memorial contributions to Northwest Concert Band ( appreciated.


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Debbie Dean

30 June 2021

I would like to express my sincere condolences to Yossi and family. Rosie was a dear friend and fellow (remarkable!) pianist at Von Maur. I always looked forward to talking shop, sharing stories and catching up on life with Rosie on Sundays when we performed at Von Maur. RIP Rosie, you will be greatly missed.

Dee Hagari

12 June 2021

Have piano will travel.
Travel she did. Will miss you, Rosie!

Rami Hagari

12 June 2021

Rosie and I played as professionals many times over the years. She was a very accomplished pianist and clarinetist as well as a fine writer who was always dependable and a joy to know. I first met her in CPS’ Austin then Sullivan H S when I was a substitute teacher.
Sharp as a tack, we will all miss her dearly!

Zelig and Iva Falevits

11 June 2021

Zelig and Iva Falevits express our sincere condolences to Yossi Katz and family on the loss of his beloved wife, "Rosie," Rosagitta Podrovsky. May her beautiful soul that brought light, love and music to our world, be that of a blessing.

Joann Podkul-Murphy

10 June 2021

As Joanna Hosteny's memory indicates, we were all family at Bowen. Rosagitta set the beat and kept us all smiling.

Heartfelt condolences to family and friends.

Joanna Hosteny

10 June 2021

I have so many fond memories of Rosagitta and her family. We both taught at Bowen High School, along with both our Fathers. She will really be missed.

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