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Rosalie Emrich

September 23, 1922 ~ May 3, 2020 (age 97)


Rosalie Emrich, 97, of Catonsville, MD died May 3, 2020 at Westminster Healthcare Center of complications of the Corona Virus.  
Born Rosalie Juanita Downes September 23, 1922 in Fredericksburg, VA, she was predeceased by her loving husband Charles (Goody) Emrich in 1999, her parents Willard and Rosalie Kaiser Downes, and her brothers Willard, Carroll, Melvin, Fielder and Kenneth Downes.  She is survived by her long time companion Robert Slaght of Catonsville and many loving nieces and nephews.

Along with her late husband, she was actively involved in the rebuilding of Rolling Road Country Club and until her early nineties, could be found either 
playing golf (she was 7 times club women's champion) or enjoying a game of cards with her friends in the card room. A series of strokes in the last several years left her voiceless, but still able to make her wishes known.  She is remembered by those who loved her for her mischievous wit, her sense of humor and her "impish zest for life".  She was happiest playing golf or sitting with friends and family sharing a mound of steamed crabs and was especially proud of her spectacular home grown tomatoes.

A virtual memorial service was held on Saturday, May 9th  and a more formal gathering will be held at a later date.  

Burial in the family plot at Oak Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg will be private.  

Donations in her name can be made to Catholic Charities or to the World Wildlife Fund.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rosalie Emrich, please visit our floral store.


Virtual Memorial Service
May 9, 2020


Catholic Charities of Baltimore
320 Cathedral St., Baltimore MD 21201
Tel: 1-410-547-5490

World Wildlife Fund
1250 Twenty-Fourth Street, N.W., Washington DC 20090-7180

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