Bock Funeral Home

1500 Mt. Royal Boulevard
Glenshaw, PA 15116


Rose A. Wachter

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

ROSE A. (HABERMAN) WACHTER, Age 65, of Wexford, PA, went home to God on Monday, March 29, 2021 after a short but courageous battle stemming from complications due to cardiac amyloidosis. Rose was the loving wife of the late Dr. John Wachter. She was also preceded in death by her parents Edward Haberman and Rosemary (Funk) Haberman. Rose will be greatly missed by her children Kimberly (Peter) McShea and Emily (David) Lachendro; her grandsons Eddie, Dave, Thomas and Everett; her grandpuppies Lanie, Rose and Jax; her siblings Janet (Michael) Stypula, Patricia (Jack) Edwards, Timothy (Maureen) Haberman, Charlotte (Mark) Zilavy and Paul (Susan) Haberman; her siblings-in-law Donna (Michael) Lempke and William (Gina) Wachter; and also numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and friends. Rose was born on New Year’s Eve in 1955 and grew up in Etna, PA. She graduated from Shaler High School in 1973. Rose worked many years for Woolworth’s, and then assisted her husband in his chiropractic office. When her daughter Emily was born, she became a full-time mom. After her husband died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2005, Rose went back to work to support her family and was proud to be a photo specialist at Walgreens. Rose was also a dedicated volunteer for the Pittsburgh Youth Concert Orchestra, greeting guests at every concert for the past 15 years. Rose had a deep faith and love of Christ. She was a devout Catholic, a parishioner of St. Aidan Parish, and a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.Rose loved taking photos of all life’s moments and never went anywhere without her camera. She enjoyed playing pinochle and 31, and she had a great love of movies. Rose also had a deep appreciation for music. She enjoyed seeing her favorite artists in concert, and she especially found joy in singing during impromptu family sing-alongs. Rose was well-known for her kindness, empathy and compassion, and never had a bad word to say about anyone. She always made a point to send cards for birthdays and other occasions. She loved people and enjoyed long conversations in person or on the phone. She could talk to anyone like she had known them for years. Most of all, Rose loved her family. Her daughters were her pride and joy, and she maintained a life-long bond with all of her relatives. Friends will be received on Monday from 12-4 and 6-9 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, April 6th at 10 a.m. in Saint Aiden Parish, St. Alexis Church, Wexford. Memorial donations may be made to the Richard S. Caliguiri Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation for amyloidosis research.


Jennifer and Patrick wright 31-Mar-2021 04:32 PM

Kimmy and Emily-
I am so saddened to hear of the news of your moms passing. She was such a sweet lady. May you hold all the great memories close to your heart.

Pat and Jen Wright

HOHMAN Family 05-Apr-2021 02:25 PM

Kimberly and Emily and family.
Please accept this condolence for the Hohman family member’s not able to attend. Everyone who ever met your mother thought she was a wonderful person and she will be missed.
God Bless

Rick Hohman 05-Apr-2021 06:15 PM

Janet,Patty,Timothy,Paul,and Charlotte,so sorry for your loss.Rose was most definitely a gentle kind person. I truly don’t ever recall hearing her raise her voice during all our younger years in Etna. Please let her children know my thoughts and prayers are with them.

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