Online Obituaries for the Troy, Royal Oak, Clawson & Shelby Township MI Area

Theresa Marie Rotare

July 17, 1923 - May 01, 2017

Online Obituaries for the Troy, Royal Oak, Clawson & Shelby Township MI Area

Theresa Marie "Terry" Rotare, 93, of Royal Oak, MI., passed away on May 1, 2017. She was born on July 17, 1923 in Hamburg, Germany to Louis and Katherine. She is survived by her sibling, Kay Harding; Nieces, Colleen Peters, Nancy Hadden, Sharon Negele and Judy Negele; Nephews, Brad Harding, Brian Negele and Chris Negele. She is preceded in death by her husband, George Rotare (4/28/2007), parents, Louis and Katherine and siblings, John Negele and Elizabeth Lewis.

Terry was a smart, articulate and accomplished business woman. She was always there to help support her parents and always thankful for the opportunity they provided by emigrating to the United States. Terry attended Highland Park High School where she graduated in 1941. Her career path started in clerical right out of high school and eventually she moved into Human Resources as the hiring director for Blue Cross Blue Shield employees. She was employeed with BCBS for 47 years. She married her husband, George on July 10, 1954 at the Gesu Catholic Church in Detroit. Terry had a love fashion and enjoyed going shopping as well as having lunch on The Avenue of Fashion with her neice, Colleen. Not many knew that she was also a world traveler with the Nomads. She was a long time volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Women's Economic Club of Detroit, Investment Club and Blue Cross Blue Sheild Retirees Association.   





Funeral Information

Vistation will be held for Terry on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 P.M. with her funeral service starting at 2:00 P.M. at Gramer Funeral Home, 705 N. Main St., Clawson, MI.

Burial to take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp., MI.

Donations Information

Memorials to the Royal Oak Senior Programs, attn: Paige Gembarski, 3500 Marais, Royal Oak, MI 48073


Visitation:  Gramer Funeral Home

Cemetery:  Resurrection Cemetery

Theresa Marie Rotare


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