Rosemary Hahn

Obituary of Rosemary L. Hahn

HAHN, Rosemary Leimberger

Rochester, NY 25 March 1929 - 12 November 2020, age 91.

Predeceased by her loving husband of 64 years, Edward J. Hahn, Jr.; infants Andrew, Stephen, and Elizabeth; parents Anthony Wendell Leimberger and Frances Heeks Leimberger; sisters (and brothers-in-law) Madelyn (George) Decker, Ruth (Carl) Trabert, Eleanor (Bill) Bowen, Frances Flugel, Lucille (Bill) Dengler, Ann (Barney Coniff, Ray) Deslandes; brothers (and sister-in-law) James (Helen), Bernard, Bernard (II), Raymond, and Gary. Rosemary was the last surviving child of Anthony and Frances Leimberger. Survived by daughters Mary (Jeffery) Hidalgo of Tucson AZ, and Kathryn; son Mark (Rachel Graber) of Vineyard Haven MA; grandchildren Jeffery Shane and Dylan (Bree) Hidalgo, Samuel Graber-Hahn; great-grandson Baylor Krew Hidalgo; sisters-in-law Virginia Mosher, Lorraine Hahn (Carol Clothier), Carolyn Hahn, Fran Hahn; many nieces, nephews; Leimberger and Heeks relatives.

After raising her children and surviving breast cancer, Rosemary obtained her R.N. and worked as a nurse for 12 years. She was active in Sacred Heart Parish, serving as Eucharistic minister, lector, and many other roles. She served as a Democratic Election Inspector and on the Rochester Zoning Board. Rosemary cared deeply about social justice and women's rights. She did extensive volunteer work, including at the Susan B. Anthony House, American Cancer Society's Reach-to-Recovery program, and various homeless shelters and food banks.

Rosemary and Ed wintered in Tucson, AZ, and spent summers at Keuka Lake, especially enjoying their early morning swims. Rosemary loved spending time with her family and many friends, which often included playing cards and games, while sharing her delicious kuchens and other homemade desserts. All enjoyed her quick wit, warmth, openness, generosity, and loving spirit.

The Hahn family thanks the Friendly Home for their safe and compassionate care of Rosemary. We also thank Rosemary's nieces, who became like a second set of sisters to her.

Rosemary will be interred privately at White Haven Memorial Park, Pittsford. A Memorial Mass and celebration of Rosemary's life will be held at a later date when it is safe to do so.

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