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NORTH LIMA – Rose M. Lavanty, 94, daughter of Guy and Maria Choppia Sorrentino, born Feb. 1, 1925, passed away Aug. 11, 2019.

Rose was born and raised in the Brier Hill area of Youngstown, where she was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Parish and the St. Anthony Senior Citizens Group.

She and her husband, Sam F. Lavanty, were married on Jan. 27, 1945, at St. Anthony of Padua Parish. They were married for 73 years before Sam’s passing on Dec. 24, 2018.

Rose was employed at Kings Jewelry of Youngstown during the late 50s and early 60s. The remainder of her life was devoted to homemaking and taking care of family.

She will be sadly missed by her son, Sam D. (Kathy) Lavanty of North Lima; grandchildren, Amy (Yoav) Levi-Haim of Las Vegas, Tod (Nicole) Lavanty of Richfield, Minn., and Kim (Mike) Erdel of Ohio; great-grandchildren, Arielle, Lea, and Jacob Levi-Haim, Samantha, Michael, Abigail, Ellie Mae, and Elijah Erdel; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Sam and her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Julie Sorrentino, Adeline Altier, and Ann Bonacker; and three brothers, Victor, Anthony, and Samuel Sorrentino.

Rose especially enjoyed time spent with family on holidays, birthdays, and any other occasion they could get together. Rose and Sam enjoyed visits to Italy, Hawaii, and California, as well as frequent trips to Las Vegas. In their early retirement years, they spent winters in Winter Garden, Fla. In later years travel consisted of bus trips to casinos.

The family would like to thank the staff at Marian Assisted Living Center, Assumption Village, and Hospice House for the loving and thoughtful care given to Rose in her time of need.

Family and friends will gather from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in St. Anthony of Padua Parish, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m..

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to hospice of the Valley in Rose’s memory.

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“God Bless you Rose, it was such a pleasure knowing you. What a wonderful person and wonderful family. You must be so happy to be back with Sam. Prayers to your family. Rachelle Mahafza, LPN”

 » Rachelle Mahafza on August 13, 2019

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