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Nina Roshetar

posted: Dec 18, 2017 2:06 pm

Nina Roshetar died peacefully Thursday, December 15, 2017, at her home in Scotch Plains, NJ.

Nina was born in 1921 in Seymour, Connecticut, to Simeon and Maria Klimovich.

She graduated from high school at 16 and worked for The Evening Sentinel and Phillips Petroleum before marrying and raising her family. During her husband Thomas’s U.S. Army service in World War II, she lived with him in Georgia and Nebraska before his European deployment. Over the ensuing years, Tom’s job with John Hancock Insurance moved the family from Seymour to Charlotte, North Carolina, and Staten Island, New York. Nina moved to Scotch Plains in 1999. She was an avid reader of books and newspapers and had a keen interest in issues related to politics and social justice. She took great pride in her skill at Scrabble and her ability to finish The New York Times crossword puzzle every day. She loved long walks, classical music, and Jeopardy!

Nina was predeceased by her husband, her daughter Daria, and all seven of her siblings and their spouses. She is survived by her children Thomas Jr. (Lynn) of Rocky Hill, David (Maureen) of South River,NJ Robert (Joy) of Pasadena,CA and Hope Brand (Curt) of Scotch Plains, NJ. She is also survived by her greatest sources of joy, her grandchildren Chantal Roshetar (Ryan Freas), Chaela Roshetar (Derick Green), Meaghan Roshetar, Katherine Roshetar, Amanda Roshetar, Emily Roshetar, Leah Roshetar, Gregory Brand, and Rebecca Brand, and especially her great-grandson Canon Freas.  A special thanks to Nina’s devoted caregivers, Davia and Shawlane.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM in Three Saints Orthodox Church, 26 Howard Avenue, Ansonia.  Springtime interment will take place in Three Saints Cemetery, Derby.  

Contributions in Nina’s memory may be made to St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary, 575 Scarsdale Rd., Yonkers, NY 10707 or to St. Herman Theological Seminary, 414 Mission Rd., Kodiak, AK 99615.

The Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia is in care of local arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at www.wakeleememorial.com

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