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Hennessy-Bagnoli-Moore Funeral Home (North Hill)
Friday June 17th, 2022
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Hennessy-Bagnoli-Moore Funeral Home (North Hill)
Friday June 17th, 2022

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Saturday June 18th, 2022

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Rosemarie Alice Foord

Rosemarie Alice Foord, 78, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022.

Rosemarie was born on Jan. 9, 1944 to George H. and Helen (Luckl) Foord in Akron, Ohio where she lived all her life.  She graduated from Akron East High School, University of Akron (BA) and Case Western Reserve University (Master’s Degree in Library Science).  She began working at the Akron Summit County Public Library in 1962 as a “page” and retired 33 years later as manager of the North Hill Branch.

Rosemarie enjoyed her career as a librarian and made many lifelong friends among staff and patrons.  She was an enthusiastic genealogist and was able to trace her family lines in England and Hungary back for many generations.  She loved to read and do word puzzles, travel, garden and visit with family and friends.

Rosemarie was preceded in death by her parents; sister. Helen C. Helton; nieces, Jeanette Gmerek and Linda Shelley; longtime companion, Robert Henterly; and other cherished relatives, friends and pets.  She is survived by Thomas B. Krieger and the extended Krieger families; brother, George H. (Diana) Foord, Jr. of Boston, MA; nephew, Philip Foord of Tampa, Florida; nieces, Eileen Martin, Sharon Stone and their families; special cousins, Ros “Bunty” Woods and Lorne Essex of England; and close friends, Sharon Horwitz and Linda Wirth of Virginia "the last of the fearsome foursome".

The old English epitaph: “to live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die” had special meaning for Rosemarie as she traced her ancestors, collected their stories, remembered them fondly and kept them in her heart.

Funeral Service will be Friday June 17, 6 PM at Hennessy-Bagnoli-Moore Funeral Home, 936 North Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44310 (corner of N. Main St. and Mildred Ave.).  Visitation will be ONE HOUR PRIOR to service time at the Funeral Home. Interment will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Fairview Cemetery in Boston Heights.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to The Humane Society of Summit County.

Due to Covid-19, the family encourages that those attending Visitation and Funeral services will practice social distancing and wear face masks.  If you are unable to attend or do not wish to attend, we understand and all love and prayers will be appreciated.

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I never met Rosemarie in person as I live in Yorkshire, England. We corresponded for many years by e-mail and letter through our joint interest in Genealogy. We were 4th cousins with Joseph Reynolds and Caroline Mott being our common ancestors. Both of our fathers came from Sandwich in Kent, England. She was a great help to me in researching the church records of Woodnesborough, near Sandwich where our common ancestors were buried. Rest in peace, Rosemarie. The memory of our friendship lives on.

David Burgess Jun 23 2022 10:18 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rosemarie Foord

Maria McLane Jun 20 2022 7:51 AM

To one of my favorite people at Akron Summit County Public Library. My love and friendship of 40 plus years will live fully in my heart.

Sharon Horwitz Jun 17 2022 7:59 PM

Rosie was a good friend going back to her days at the record collection in the main library. Most years I’d get back to Akron and we’d have lunch in Highland Square and catch up. She did not suffer fools gladly and had a sense of humor with a twinkle in her eye.
She will be missed.

Jim Wiener Jun 17 2022 4:11 PM

Rest well Rose. I was lucky to have spent time with you at family gatherings. Your kindness, intelligence, and loving example for Sagan and Aria was a testament to your character. Thank you for being you. Mimi

phyllis m lark Jun 16 2022 4:52 PM

My deepest condolences to the family of Rosemarie Foord. Rosemarie was my supervisor when I worked with her years ago at the North Branch Library. She was a wonderful person and will be missed1

Sue Manno Jun 16 2022 4:41 PM

Rosemarie was a wonderful librarian and always shared her beautiful smile. I enjoyed sharing old library memories when we got together.

Karen Wiper Jun 16 2022 4:40 PM

Rest In Peace my good and true friend . I am flooded with so many memories just now. You made me a better person. Until we meet again.

Frank Jun 15 2022 7:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rosemarie Foord

Rita Berringer Jun 12 2022 2:05 AM