COOPERSTOWN – Rosemarie Koenig, 80, an administrator at Bassett Hospital and Church Episcopal Church, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at her home on Delaware Street.
She was born Aug. 20, 1936, on Staten Island, the daughter of Rosalie Martha née Rodtz and Henry Charles Koenig.
After graduating from New Dorp High School on Staten Island, she attended Hunter College, Columbia University and Sloan Institute of Hospital Administration.
She was first employed at Chase Bank in 1952-55, then 1955-60 in the Dean’s Office at Columbia College. In 1960 she became assistant to the president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and served there until 1974 when she moved to Cooperstown. In 1975-96, Rosemarie was involved with administrative management at Bassett Hospital, and then went to work at Christ Church where she served as secretary until 2010.
Rosemarie is survived by her brother, Ralph Henry Koenig and his wife, Joan, of Ocala, Fla.; cousins Janice (Alff) Petrocelli of Lakewood, N.J., Susan (Petrocelli) Domenico and her husband, Michael of Chicago, Ill. and Sea Girt, N.J., and their children and grandchildren; dearest friend Susan Irving Galante of Woodbridge, Va., and godson Charles E. Meador Jr. and his family.
She is also survived by Christine Teachout of Maryland, housekeeper and friend; and friends the Rev. Samuel B. Abbott and wife, Edith, of Brookline, Mass., Roxanne Hansel, Kathryn and Richard Busse and Ralph and Susan Snell of Cooperstown, and Roberta Rowland-Raybold of Guilderland.
The Committal Service (Rite I) and entombment will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at the Columbarium Wall in the Church-yard at Christ Church, Cooperstown with Rev. Dane E. Boston, rector, and Rev. Paul R. Messner, pastor of Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hartwick Seminary, officiating.
A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Rosemarie Koenig will be offered at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hartwick Seminary with Rev’d Paul R. Messner, pastor, officiating. A reception will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4636 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326 or Christ Church, 69 Fair Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326 or Susquehanna Animal Shelter, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.