Rose Cikusa, 95, of Niles, passed away on Tuesday August 2, 2022 at Hospice of The Valley Hospice House in Poland.
She was born February 27, 1927 in Niles Ohio, the daughter of Donato and Grace Villecco Gatta.
Rose was a 1944 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, employed at Robco Products for 15 years and Niles Manufacturing for five years as an operator. Her and her husband Mike, owned and operated Russia Field Market for 30 years.
She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, festival volunteer at the cheese puff booth.She enjoyed crocheting (especiallyher scrubbies), knitting, cooking, baking, and loved watching her soap operas. She also loved playing the family dice game and spending time with her family and many “adopted” grandchildren.
Her husband Mike “Bimbo” Cikusa whom she married October 10, 1959 died April 29, 1990. She is survived by her daughter Grace Seidler with significant other James Karr, two grandchildren, Erin Carter and her husband Chase, Michael Seidler and his wife Melissa, step-grandchild Tara Karr, two great-grandchildren Vincent and Nathan Seidler, and sibling Dan Gatta. She also is survived by many nieces and nephews that she loved as her own.She was preceded in death by two brothers, James Gatta and Ralph Gatta, and two sisters Norma Edmonds and Annette Common.
The family also expresses extreme gratitude to Mercy Health Hospice Of The Valley for their amazing care and help.Friends may call 9:00AM to 10:30AM Monday at The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11AM Monday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Niles preceded by a 10:30AM prayer services at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.
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