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Rosanne Hartel (Cesarz) passed away 2/3/21 at the age of 73. She was an exceptional mother, wonderful nurse, and an inspiration and truly a guiding angel here on earth.
After finding herself unexpectedly left in massive debt by her ex-husband, with 3 small children, rather than fold or quit, she made the most of it and tirelessly sacrificed herself working nearly 100 hours a week for over 30 years to provide her family a wonderful full amazing life, learning how to run the Brighton Dunkin Donuts, and then as a loving caring nurse. She survived on nearly no sleep for many years, still somehow giving her children the most wonderful childhood full of memories, love, and laughter. She never missed a single one of her children’s sports games, events, or trips to Darien Lake, even though we’d often find her in the stands sleeping with her sunglasses on. She sacrificed everything for those she loved, for those who just needed love, and also for the horde of neighborhood kids which she welcomed and loved as her own. Her house was the neighborhood amusement park, her packed station wagon the bus for countless adventures, her floor always packed with kids sleeping over, and her house never dull, quiet or without happiness. She also touched countless friends, neighbors, coworkers, and even complete strangers or anyone in need. She has an infectious smile, kind loving welcoming eyes, an amazing sense of humor, and always saw the good in every situation, and had a gift for turning a horrible tragedy into a cause for hope and optimism. She saw the good in everyone, and the bright side of every situation, and always had an inspirational story to make you believe it all was always going to be ok against all odds. She taught us how good it feels to share love, happiness and laughter with others, and that giving happiness feels so much better than receiving it. She taught and inspired us to be our best. We are always amazed how many lives she touched, and how many souls she has helped, influenced and inspired in life. She loved the color blue, roses, doves, holding up 3 fingers (I love you), cooking, baking, laughing, and cherished family time above all. She was happy and content just knowing those around her were happy. She would have taken on an army, or climbed the highest mountain for her kids, and would have expected nothing in return, but always loved and cherished a big hug and a smile. She has gone to heaven to be an inspiration for the angels but will keep watching over us all that she loved and all those who just need to feel love.
She is survived by her son Albert Hartel MD (Shelby) and their children Amanda, Alyssa, Ava, Cooper, Tanner and Annalise, her daughter Crystal Markajani (Dave) and their children Jackson and Brendan, and her son Marcus Hartel (Lisa) and their children Kadyn and Kiara. Also survived by her brothers Mike Cesarz (Dottie) and Dennis Cesarz (Mary), and their children and grandchildren, along with other family, many friends, and countless lives she has touched. She is predeceased by her parents Stanley and Helen Cesarz and her dog Sugar.
Instead of flowers, donations to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Rosanne would love that you do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for some poor unfortunate soul and help make the world a better place as she took so much joy in doing.