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“I just met her one time and I will never forget her. She touched my heart. Rest in peace Rosemary. ”
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Rosemary, age 90, of Scott Twp., formerly of Mt. Washington, passed away on December 10, 2017. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Rosemary was the only daughter of the late Joseph and Christina Schmitt. She spent her childhood summers swimming and diving at "The Fort" and loved going to dances, which is where she met her beloved husband, the late John Andrew Bauer. Rosemary and John were wed on September 27, 1947, and enjoyed 63 years of marriage before John's death on March 3, 2011. Her greatest joy in life was to be with family and friends and she would often say "the more the merrier" when a gathering was planned. She enjoyed cooking and you could never visit without taking home a care package, the contents of which might vary depending on how much she liked you. She loved playing cards, pinochle and rummikub. She made friends everywhere she went, even when she once accidentally crashed a wedding. She taught us valuable life lessons like always remove your sunglasses when entering a tunnel, you can never use too much butter, and never leave an unused napkin behind. But the most valuable lesson of all is the love and importance of family. Together Rosemary and John built an amazing family who will dearly miss their matriarch but are comforted knowing they are reunited. She is survived by their five children, John (Dr. Linda Krisik), Joseph (Cecelia), Jeanine (Jack) Costello, Jan (Frank) Markert, James (Maureen). She was also blessed with 11 grandchildren, Robert (Barb), Joanna (Jim), James (Rachel), John (Lauren), Patrick, Megan (Nicholas), Joshua (Miranda), Jordan, Cate, Jake and Jessica. The blessings of family continued with 19 great-grandchildren, Robert, Nathan, Isaac, Jimmy, Michael, Jacob, Landon, Eloise Rose, Caden, Keira, Zechariah, Jack, Aubrey, Ava Leigh Rose, Connor, Caius, Maura, Calleigh, and Kelsi Rose; and one great-great-grandchild, Amila. Rosemary is also survived by her brother, Earl "Mux" (Shirl) Schmitt; many nieces and nephews, and honorary "grandchildren". She was predeceased by her four brothers, Joseph, Jr., Leo, William and Edward. In celebration of her life, please say a prayer to the Blessed Mother and eat dessert before dinner. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday 2-8 p.m. at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Rd., Scott Twp. 15220 (412-563-2800). Mass of Christian Burial in SS. Simon & Jude Church Thursday 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Family Hospice, 50 Moffett St., Pgh. 15243.