Rosemary Brokaw Obituary

Rosemary  Brokaw
Rosemary Brokaw

March 29, 1930 - January 29, 2018
Born in Hawley, Pennsylvania
Resided in Bridgewater, New Jersey



Rosemary Brokaw

87, died January 29, 2018.

Rosemary was born in Hawley, Pennsylvania in 1930. She graduated from State Teachers College of East Stroudsburg in 1951 and moved to Somerville to become a kindergarten teacher. She moved to Neshanic Station in 1958 to raise her family. She was asked to be the head teacher at the South Branch Reformed Church Preschool when it was founded in 1968. She taught there for 35 years and loved every minute of it. Working with children brought her great joy. She moved to Bridgewater in 1983.

She was a long time member of the Readington Reformed Church where she served on the Consistory, taught Sunday school and was in the Bell Choir. Rosemary was also a member of the Hunterdon County Quilting Guild.

In her spare time, Rosemary enjoyed baking, quilting, feeding and watching birds, having lunch with friends and spending time with “her” dog, Wilson. She was a Girl Scout leader to both of her daughters and worked with the Meals on Wheels program. She was a lifelong, devoted NY Mets fan and also enjoyed watching NASCAR and Jeff Gordon. She will be sadly missed by all.

Surviving are her two daughters, Lynn Cross and her husband Jim, and Beth Sittler and her husband David, two grandchildren, Kate Seacrist and Timothy Sittler, and former spouse Raymond Brokaw. She is predeceased by her son Timothy Brokaw in 1979.

Funeral services will be 10:30am at the Readington Reformed Church. Interment will follow at Readington Reformed Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4pm and 7-9pm Friday at the Bruce C . VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 No. Gaston Ave. Somerville.

Donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To send condolences, visit



Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Friday, February 2, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, February 2, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Readington Reformed Church
124 Readington Rd
Whitehouse Station, NJ USA 08889
Saturday, February 3, 2018
10:30 AM


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