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Mother of Lori Taylor Sunderland ’72 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 27, 2014

Rose V. Taylor


Rose V.

Rose V. Taylor, age 91, of Rossford, passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Manor of Perrysburg surrounded by loving family. She was born on February 4, 1923 in Rossford to Kazimierz and Stella (Tutak) Piotrowski. Rose was a graduate of St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in Toledo. Using her degree she proudly served her country in the US Army as a Nurse during WWII. After being honorably discharged from the Army Rose went on to work for the former Libbey Owens Ford Glass Co. as a nurse in the first aid department. She was the family historian and photographer, all photos with her in them were “Rose Run In’s”, her version of the “selfie”. She also enjoyed traveling and Polka dancing with her late husband, Earl. Her most memorable experience was attending Mass at St. Catherines Church in Strochocina, Poland, the village that her father grew up in. She cherished spending time with her family and loved all the family dogs, especially Melody and Rosie.

Surviving are her daughters, Earletta Taylor and Lorraine “Lori” (Spencer) Sunderland; grandchildren, Gregory Gumban, Julie Marie (Ben) Roberts and Dean Gumban; sister, Ann (John) Swemba; former son in-law, Gregorio Gumban; also surviving are great-grandchildren, Remy and Olive Roberts and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, the love of her life, Earl C. Taylor in 2009.

Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Rd. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 3 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at All Saints Catholic Church at 10 a.m. where the family will greet visitors beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the church narthex. Interment will follow in Ft. Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all her caregivers that made her smile and shared a hug with her. The family suggests memorial contributions in Rose’s memory be made to the Polish American Community of Toledo (PACT) in care of the Rose (Piotrowski) Taylor Nursing Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1033, Sylvania, OH 43560. To leave online expressions of sympathy for the family please visit

Published in Toledo Blade on Apr. 27, 2014

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