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SALEM – Rose Josephine Schneider, 100, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Stone Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care in Alliance surrounded by her family. She was born December 17, 1921, a first generation American, born in Eastern Palestine to Italian immigrants, the late James and Teresa (Dell’aquila) Soldo. Not “Rose Soldo”, she was the eldest of five Soldo children. Her mother tongue was Italian, and as a child she translated the newspaper for her father every day.

She married her first husband, Harold Brooks DeRoads, at the age of 19 and had eight children together. He died very young in 1967. Rose proudly raised her children on her own, seven of whom still lived at home.

Sixteen years later, she married her second husband, John F. Schneider, and they remained happily married until his death in 2004.

Survivors include her children, Teresa (Dale) Ozimek of Venice, Florida, John (Peggy) DeRoads of Encintas, Calif., Helen (Nile) Beltempo of Salem, Gloria Simonian of Reno, Nevada, Rosemarie (Andy) Baillie of Belleville, Ill. and Barbara Bostwick of Salem; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husbands, two daughters, Mary Anne DeRoads and Kathy Gibb, also predeceased her.

Throughout her life, she worked in many jobs to support her family. The last 30 years she worked she was a cashier at the Salem Regional Hospital and when she retired she continued to volunteer until the age of 94.

Rose has always been an active member of her church, St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Salem. Some of his favorite organizations to work with were The Catholic Daughters, Funeral Buffets through his church, and the Senior Card Club.

She loved her Monday manicures, music and dance events, movies, bingo, art projects, and even senior fitness activities at Stone Creek. She was impatiently awaiting the visit of her eight children.

Friends and family will be received from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, December 27, 2021 at the Stark Memorial.

A Christian funeral mass will be held at noon Monday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards as celebrant. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery.

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