Rose A. (Sako) Lazere

Nov. 27, 1929 – April 16, 2021

Rose A. (Sako) Lazere, 91, of Cresson, went home to be with the Lord on Friday at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Hoyak) Sako.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Frederick M. Lazere; daughter, Janet Gottlied; and infant sister, Ann Sako.

Rose is survived by her daughters, Kathleen (Patrick Farabaugh) of Loretto and Susan of Columbus, Ohio. She is also survived by five grandchildren whom she adored: Kelly Vinglas (Joe), Ellis Walding (Rebecca), Michael Walding (Penny), Joshua Gottlied and Luke Farabaugh. Visits from her six great-grandchildren, Hayley, Montana, Rose, Lily, Emma and Hera, brought Rose much joy, with her only regret that they didn’t live closer. Also surviving are a son-in-law, Mark Gottlied; sisters-in-law, Margaret Gill (Robert) and Elizabeth “Betty” Lazere; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Lazere (Lynn). She will also be greatly missed by numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.

Rose was a 1948 graduate of Lilly-Washington High School. She was best known as the “Deli Lady” at Cresson West End Market, where she worked for many years.

Along with her husband, she was passionate about all Pittsburgh sports teams and also enjoyed traveling with him to watch their grandchildren play organized sports.

Rose was an excellent cook and always eager to try new recipes. Her family’s favorites included chicken paprikash and Hungarian goulash. She was very proud of her Eastern European heritage and could often be found conversing with her parents in Hungarian.

Rose was a very active member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, where she was involved in all of the festivals and other church and school functions. She was also a member of the Cassandra Ladies Auxiliary.

Her greatest accomplishment was being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter and friend.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the UPMC Hospice “Angels:” Heather, Teri, Amanda and Margaret.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Anderson Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cresson. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, April 23, 2021, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, with the Rev. Leo Arnone, Celebrant. Burial will be made at St. Francis Xavier Church Cemetery, Cresson.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the UPMC Hospice, 620 Howard Ave., Altoona, PA 16601.

Arrangements are by Anderson Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Cresson.

Condolences may be made at AndersonFamily FuneralHomes.com.