Rose M. Karluk

February 20, 1947November 27, 2018
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Rose Marie Karluk, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer. Rose was born on February 20, 1947 the daughter of Dominic and Helen Gedman, formerly of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Rose was a woman who was passionate about a great many things. Among them were her faith in Jesus Christ, music, the traditions of her Polish heritage and spending quality time with the many friends that she made along the way. Rose had a zest for life and would take on a challenge with energy and purpose. Rose was always an advocate for those that were in need. She and Al were fully involved in the Foster Home program as far back as 1984, taking in more than 40 children over the years, 8 of whom were adopted. Rose worked closely with birth families and helped numerous women in extraordinary ways. With Rose, it was never a means to an end, but rather the strongest way for her to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ to the most vulnerable. Rose is described as loving, patient and caring; which would often lead to attachments and strong relationships. When asked why she would risk such an attachment to the children, she said that she would rather deal with her broken heart as an adult, than risk a child’s heart being broken beyond repair. Because of her involvement and “hands on” approach, she was regularly sought out to speak about fostering and could be counted on to be the most vocal advocate for those in need. Rose would eventually rise to leadership in the Dare to Care Foster Parent group in Broome County.

Rose graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in Scranton, Pennsylvania and has been an active contributor in the communities of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Binghamton, New York, and Swanzey, New Hampshire. Rose was introduced to the Young Living Essential Oils products by Ben and Elaine Perkus. She would always be telling those that she met that she felt these oils had such a tremendous effect on the quality of her life.

Rose is survived by her husband of 50 years, Al Karluk, her children Christopher Karluk of Swanzey, New Hampshire, TJ Karluk and his wife Dana of Hazel Green, Alabama, Candace and her husband Denny Evans of Phoenix Arizona, Stephanie Karluk of Binghamton, NY, Daniel Karluk in Birmingham, Alabama, Dominica and Joe Berkheimer of Orlando, Florida, Heather Cox of Binghamton, New York, Angelica Karluk of Utica New York, John Karluk of Binghamton, New York, her sister Barbara and her husband Richard Karluk of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, sister Mary Beth Crimmins and her husband Tim of Blakelsee, Pennsylvania, brother Don Gedman and his wife Theresa of State College, Pennsylvania, her brother in-law Robert Karluk and Rhonda, her nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Mike Gedman.

There will be a Celebration of Life service on Friday December 7, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. at the Crossway Church located at 28 Arch Street Keene, New Hampshire.

The family requests that all memorial gifts be directed to The House of Hope, PO Box 10371 Swanzey NH 03446.


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Rose M. Karluk

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richard topa

December 4, 2018

So sorry to hear that Rose passed away, My sincere sympathy to Al and family. Rose was a wonderful caring person, I will always remember her. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May the LORD comfort you and ease the pain of your loss of Rose. GOD BLESS, Richard Topa

Ennid Bermudez

December 1, 2018

My deepest condolences! I absolutely loved Rose! I will miss her smile, beautiful face and kind heart!

Debbie Burke

November 30, 2018

Sending my deepest condolences to you all, I will miss her dearly as the times we did get to chat, or the rare opportunity to see each other when she was in Binghamton were so special and she was such an inspiration to me. I will miss her smile and her forever encouraging words. Until we meet again Rose, rest in peace my friend. Much love

Joshua & Rachel Ray

November 30, 2018

Although we did not get the opportunity to meet Rose we have heard so many wonderful stories about her through her daughter, and our best friend, Stephanie. In this time of grief and sadness know that we are thinking of your family and will be here to support Stephanie, especially, any way that we can, as Rose would have done.

-Joshua & Rachel Ray