Amy B. Rozelle, 94, of Penn Yan, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service celebrating Amy’s life and all she meant to her family and friends will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 135 Hamilton St., Penn Yan.
Amy was born in Jeannette, Pa. April 24, 1925, the daughter of the late Ernest L. and Susan A. (DiClaudio) Biagi. She attended Girls High in Philadelphia, where she was a gymnast, swimmer, and dancer.
She earned her degree in physical education and health from Temple University. Amy taught physical education in both the Philadelphia School District and in Abington, Pa. She and her late husband, Bungy, retired to Penn Yan in 1975. She immersed herself in learning about the local area and contributed to many community organizations including Delta Kappa Gamma, AAUW, Yates County History Center, Safe Harbors and Habitat for Humanity. She never missed sending notes of appreciation for the smallest of favors to the delight of all who received them. She and Bungy embraced hosting gatherings large and small on their deck overlooking Keuka Lake. “The more the merrier!” For the past nine years, Amy lived at Clinton Crest Manor in Penn Yan, where she truly made it home for herself.
Amy is survived by her daughter, Susan Edith Rozelle and Susan’s husband, Hans Schroeder-Rozelle and his son, Leo Schroeder-Rozelle; Susan’s daughter, Vienna Rozelle and her husband, Craig Johnson and their son, Bram Warren Rozelle; her sister, Dolly and her husband, Mike Ranaldi and their children, Philip Ranaldi and Chris Kopral, Carl Ranaldi and Lynda McAuslan-Ranaldi, and Maria Ranaldi-Liebhauser and her husband Steven, and their children, Michael and Max; her brother, Ernest L. Biagi Jr. and his wife, Pat, and their children, Debby Biagi-Law and her husband Rich, David and Jeanette Biagi and their children, Michelle, Todd and Gabrielle. Her beloved Penn Yan family is Bill Champlin and Nancy McConnell and sons, Craig and Rob Johnson and JP McConnell.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Warren C. “Bungy” Rozelle on Sept. 21, 2013 and their son, Ernest J. Rozelle, who died at 24 after two tours of duty in Vietnam.
Fond memories of Amy may be shared at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com