Rosemary Stumpp

Obituary of Rosemary W. Stumpp

Rosemary (Williams) Stumpp, 73, of Allison Park, PA, peacefully went to heaven surrounded by love on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. She was the loving mother of Jennifer Stumpp, Peter (Heather) Stumpp, and Julie (Brandon) Walls and cherished grandmother of Noah, Chloe, Levi and Kate. Treasured sister of James (Linda) Williams, Margaret Williams, and Karen (Chad) Bixler and sister-in-law of Helen (Stumpp) Barnes. Also loved by niece Beth (Jerry) Betz, nephews Steve (Marie) Barnes, Peter Barnes and Bryan (Natalie) Williams; great nephews Alex and Robert Barnes; and great nieces Madison (Joseph) Lindsay and Kinley Williams. Her smile, laugh, and presence will be missed by many cousins, friends, and neighbors. Rosemary is reunited with her beloved husband of 40 years, Robert Stumpp, her parents James J. and Rita C. Williams and brother-in-law Phil Barnes. A lifelong learner, Rosemary graduated from Slippery Rock State College with a degree in Health and Physical Education and earned her master’s degree in counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. Rosemary was a creative preschool teacher at Johnson Church Nursery School in Philadelphia alongside her Forever Young friends. She spent the majority of career in education devoted to the students, families and community of Pittsburgh Public Schools as a Physical Education teacher and a school counselor. Later in life, Rosemary served as President and Vice President of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, an organization that supports educational goals for women. Rosemary was born in Sharpsville, PA and went on to live in the cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, where she enjoyed many cultural and art events. Rosemary loved to travel and explore. She ascended the Eiffel Tower, toured the Vatican, saw the Mona Lisa, floated in gondola in Venice, sampled wines in the vineyards of France, ate chocolate in Switzerland, visited Claude Monet’s house, and saw beautiful sunrises and sunsets from Hilton Head Island, the Outer Banks, Martha’s Vineyard, Stone Harbor, Florida and the comfort of her beautiful home. A gracious host, Rosemary had a gift for entertaining family and friends with beautiful meals and warm hospitality. One of Rosemary’s favorite titles was Ro Ro to her grandchildren. She loved them with all her heart, and they brought her tremendous pride, laughter and joy. Rosemary was a keeper of traditions, a pillar of support, a creator of beauty, and conduit of generosity. She encouraged all who knew her to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) Friends received at McCabe Bros., Inc. Funeral Home, 6214 Walnut Street, Shadyside on Sunday, 2-4 and 6-8. A funeral service will be held at New Community Church, 3100 Wexford Rd, Wexford, PA 15090 on Monday at 10 am. Memorial contributions in Rosemary’s name may be made to the Pennsylvania P.E.O. Education Loan Fund. Condolences may be made at