- Grove City, Pennsylvania


January 29, 2013

Rose Marie Sagulla Wasilchak

Organic farmer was past president of Sashayers

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Rose Marie Sagulla Wasilchak of Hartford, went to her heavenly home Monday (12-30-12) from Hospice of the Valley, Boardman, Ohio, with her family at her side. She was 93.

Mrs. Wasilchak was born Dec. 19, 1919, in Jackson Center, Mercer County, a daughter of George and Antonia Krouse Sagulla.

Along with her husband, Henry, she owned and operated an organic farm where they sold chickens, eggs and a variety of vegetables, as well as growing roses and other flowers.

She was an active member of Hartford Community Church, where she assisted in running its food ministry.

She loved to dance and was a member and past president of the Shenango Valley Sashayers, a popular local western square dance club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry J. Wasilchak, whom she married Jan. 30, 1947. Henry passed away May 12, 2005.

She is survived by: her two sons, Ronald J. Wasilchak, Sharon; and Henry P. Wasilchak and his wife Colleen, Youngstown; two granddaughters, Stacy Koontz, Dallas, Texas; and Jennipher Carter, Youngstown; and two great-grandchildren. She also leaves her sister, Pauline Sagulla; and brother, Joseph Sagulla, both Jackson Center.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service is being planned for early spring. Condolences can be sent to her family by visiting the website

Arrangements by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in her memory to please consider Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512; or Cleveland Clinic Foundation, online or 800-223-2273, Extension 41245.

Published Jan. 9, 2013 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201-A Erie St., Grove City.

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