Rosemary J. Gamlen
unknown - May 19, 2012
Rosemary J. Gamlen, 85, of Sylvan Beach, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at The Crossings. From 1973 to 2005, she wintered in Zephyrhills, Fla.
She retired in 1991 as owner of Gamlen's Trailer Sales of Cicero. Mrs. Gamlen, with her husband William, who predeceased her on September 2, 1988, founded the company in 1953 in Jamesville.
A communicant of Sacred Heart Church of Cicero, Mrs. Gamlen had formerly been a member of the RV Dealers Association, Zephyrhills Women of the Moose Lodge No 1682, the B. P. O. Elks Lodge, Wagon Wheel and several senior centers in the area.
Surviving are her children, William G. (Jill) Gamlen of California, Sharon A. (Gary Cannerelli) of North Syracuse, Richard A. (Karen) Gamlen of Florida and Kenneth M. (Shellie) of Cicero; a sister-in-law, Gay Dygert; fifteen grandchildren, Corey Epley, Caprice Johnson, Wm. Gamlen, Jr., Brooke Gamlen, Clint Gamlen, Rhonda Myers, Darlene Pettersen, Joseph Cannerelli, Deanna Walters, Jamie Gamlen, Heidi Blake, Holly Gamlen, Crystal Osmun, Brittany Gamlen and Joseph Henopp; 28 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, George O. and Rose Straub Dygert, and her brother, George W. Dygert.
The family is grateful to the many caregivers who treated Rosemary with such great care and compassion at the Crossings Nursing Centre in Minoa.
Services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24, at Fergerson Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church of Cicero with burial following in Assumption Cemetery, Syracuse. Calling hours: from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the funeral home, 215 South Main Street, North Syracuse. Donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association of CNY, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204. Memorial messages may be left at FergersonFuneralHome.com.