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Rose A. Hafler

Rose A. Hafler  “beloved wife, mother and grandmother”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Rose A. Hafler, 81, of Shinglehouse, formerly of Doylestown, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Born on Monday, January 23, 1939 in Norristown, she was a daughter of Jacob F. and Rose A. Dellanglo Yorgey. On January 28, 1984, in Elkton, Maryland, she married Larry C. Hafler, who survives.

Rose was a graduate of Collegeville Trappe High School in Collegeville. She was employed as a case aide for the Area Agency on Aging located in Doylestown and retired as a coordinator from the Senior Volunteer Program Department in 2001.

Rose was a member of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, an active member of the West End Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club in Roulette, and a former member of the Potter County Trail Busters in Shinglehouse. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, archery, camping, boating, and snowmobiling. She loved to fish in Canada. Her greatest love was her family and her beloved Chocolate Labrador, Dusty.

Surviving in addition to her husband are ten children; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother; three sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Rose was predeceased by a sister; and four brothers.

In keeping with Rose’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Rose’s name may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Rose entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Rose, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the funeral home Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.



I never said it enough, i love you mom. R.I.P. MOMMY.

DINK Apr 20 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Larry- Please accept our heartfelt condolences on behalf of Gavin and me and all the Sunny Acres gang that met joyously with you and your amazing Rose over the years up here in Canada at the fishing camp. Rose was already such a heavenly lady for as long as we knew her over the past 20 + years or so when you both came up here and spread your beautiful stories and hugs .... and, as Rose always shared her infectious laughter and good will. She's fishing up there in heaven now Larry and, no doubt soon she will be really showing the others up there a thing or two!! One of my favorite memories is Rose insisting on making Gavin and me sandwiches before we headed out for that first fishing of the season that first day we met you both so many many years ago. She was always so generous with her friendship. Rose lived life to the fullest and jammed in so much fun and happiness we will always remember her with the greatest of love and affection and amazement at how beautifully you both complemented each other. Rose is still looking out for you Larry .... and won't mind if you now start bringing in the biggest fish! As a matter of fact, she will be clapping the loudest up there and I can almost hear her beautiful side-slapping laugh now as she dares you to try and catch the biggest one at one of her own old favorite spots! God bless Rose and you and the family Larry. You're going to be ok buddy .... Rose is still with all of us us in spirit and love. Peter & Gavin Heffernan

Peter Heffernan Jan 28 2020 12:00 AM

so sorry for your loss she was a great friend

ronald&nancy martin Jan 26 2020 12:00 AM