Rosella Mae Shundich

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May 15, 1932 - October 31, 2018

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Rosella Mae Shundich
May 15, 1932 - October 31, 2018

Rosella "Rosie" Mae Shundich (nee Heinz), age 86, artist, of Terrace Park, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2018, after a five-year struggle with Alzheimer's. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Nicholas; parents, Wilhelmina and Frederick Heinz; and sister, Eleanor (Howard) Baur. Rosie is survived by her children, Lorri, Rebecca, Jennifer (John) McGillicuddy and Steven; and her dear grandchildren, Sean and Erin McGillicuddy.

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Rosie spent much of her youth working at the family meat and produce business in historic Findlay Market. She was a graduate of Withrow High School and held a bachelor's degree in Applied Arts from the University of Cincinnati. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega.

Rosie worked for many years in fine art restoration at the renowned Wiebold Studio, and was a member of the Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati. Known for her watercolors, her paintings hang in homes and businesses in Cincinnati and beyond. Her favorite subjects were flowers and midwestern landscapes, but she painted whatever color caught her eye. Rosie was also a passionate gardener and enjoyed playing tennis.

There will be a memorial celebration at 10 am on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Terrace Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in memoriam to Deupree Meals on Wheels, 3939 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208 or St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Terrace Park, OH 45174.

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