Rosalie Marie Gothard

May 4, 1933January 16, 2018

Rosalie Marie Gothard passed away at the age of 84 on January 16th in Cary, NC due to complications from pneumonia. Memorial Services will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 662 Silliman Ave., Lawrence Park, PA at 4pm on Saturday May 19th.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Bobby J. Gothard; her mother Mary Elisabeth Blasco; her father Stanley J. Blasco; her brother Robert Blasco, and her infant sister Lucille Blasco. She is survived by her two sons, Todd W. Gothard (Lisa) and Evan E. Gothard (Patty); seven grandchildren, Alissa Krueger (Matthew), Erin Honeycutt (Brandon), Rachel Gothard (fiancé Richard Sinden), Matthew Gothard (fiancé Alex Stephens), Zachary Gothard, Sarah Gothard, Audrey Gothard; and two great granddaughters Isla Virginia Krueger and Veda Augusta Krueger.

She was born on May 4, 1933 in Erie, PA. She graduated from East High School and worked at GTE. She was a loving mother and wife raising two boys and protecting her family through many hardships. She was a tremendous support to her husband and mother. She lived in Erie, Los Angeles and North Carolina. She had a strong faith throughout her life and enjoyed being a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church for many years. She had a passion for art, music, gardening and movies. She was active in dance in Erie into her 70’s. She enjoyed late night conversations, staying connected to her family, travel, Disney and dancing at her grandchildren’s weddings. She loved cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the North Carolina Tarheels. Her calm and gentle voice will be missed by all.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 19, 2018


Rosalie Marie Gothard

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