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Rosemary “Rosey” (Calabrace) Gettins

October 29, 1944 — June 15, 2022

Latrobe, PA

Rosemary “Rosey” (Calabrace) Gettins passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday June 15, 2022.  She was a lifetime resident of Latrobe. Born on October 29th 1944 she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Betty (Merlin) Calabrace.  She had an infectious sense of humor and was an excellent cook. Known for her homemade fudge. She enjoyed bingo, going to the casino and walking her dog. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Gettins and a sister, Betty Lou Bravis. She is survived by her son, William Adams of Latrobe with whom she made her home; a daughter, Shelley Adams of Columbus OH, stepsons, John Gettins (Kandace) and Charles Gettins both of Greensburg.  Brothers, Samuel Calabrace (Jean) of Latrobe, Joseph Calabrace (Marcia) of Adams, TN, sisters, Pauline Stefano (Steve) of New Alexandria, Kathy Goldberg of Latrobe, Connie Maus (Jan) of Latrobe, Michelle Ritenour (Gary) of Youngstown. A number of nieces, nephews, and step-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her life-long friend Darlene D'Angelo (Tootsie) her fur babies “Killer” her dog and “Slim Kitty” her cat. The family would like to thank Fr. Jim of Sacred Heart parish in Youngstown, Dr. Davanzo and staff of AGH, Dr. DiCola and staff of Excela Hospice. A special thanks to nurse Amber. There will be no visitation. Memorial donations on Rosemary's memory can be made to: Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20006. Frederick Funeral Home, Inc., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe, PA 15650 (724) 537-7766 entrusted with arrangements. To send condolences please visit

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