Violet Tostanoski, 81


March 11, 2007

Violet Marie Tostanoski, a homemaker who lived most of her life in Rosedale, died Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the John B. Parsons Home in Salisbury. She was 81.

Violet Poveliatis was born and educated in Mt. Carmel, Pa., where she met and married Joseph F. Tostanoski. The couple moved to Baltimore, after he returned from World War II and took a job at Bethlehem Steel Corp. They had been married 50 years at his death in 1991.

"She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, a lifelong homemaker who did all cooking, sewing and other things you can think of," said her daughter, Sandra Ann O'Neill of Salisbury.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:45 a.m. Friday at St. Clement Church on Chesaco Avenue in Rosedale, where she was a member and served on the parish life council.

Additional survivors include four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Her son, Joseph F. Tostanoski, died in 1989.

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