Roslyn Marie (Urbas) Perko, passed away on October 5th, 2020 due to complications of COVID-19 at the Carefree Living Center.
A lifelong resident of Ely, Roslyn was born on June 5, 1929 to Francis (Gorshe) and Frank Urbas. As a young adult, she worked as a secretary for the Ely Chamber of Commerce where she met the love of her life. John Perko. They were married May 20, 1950. They had two children, Kathleen and Daniel.
Roslyn was a homemaker and a wonderful cook, with lots of old Slovenian recipes from her mother, which has been passed down to her family. She was a loving grandmother to her three granddaughters, as well as many children in the neighborhood.
Roslyn was an active member of the community, in groups such as the St. Anthony’s Choir, Ely Council of Catholic Women, Chairperson of the Church Circle, Ely Garden Club, Women’s Life, Red Hatters, Ely Slovenian Choir, and Cantor at St. Anthony’s Church. She looked forward to her Tuesday card playing with the Beacon Hill Card Club.
Roslyn made many friends at Carefree Living, and loved the staff that cared for her.
She is survived by her daughter Kathleen, her son Daniel (Elaine), granddaughters Cassie, Nicole, and Melissa, her great-grandson Clayton, sister-in-law Carol Urbas, brother-in-law Bob Born, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband John, her brother Bernard Urbas, and sister in-law Gladys (Perko) Born.
Due to COVID-19 a private family service will be held.
Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.
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