POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Longtime Poughkeepsie resident Rose “Rozalia” Dribnak died Saturday, April 30. She was 94.
She happily spent her life raising four children as a homemaker.
Dribnak was active in the Russian Dance Club at Borschevshy’s in New York City and performed all across the city, including many festivals.
During World War II, she trained as a U.S. Marine Cadet and raised money for the U.S.O.
She worked at Fairchild Aviation, and was part of the war effort with many other women.
Dribnak is survived by her daughter Nina Lewis and her husband Glen Allen Lewis; daughter Mary Ann Black; son Michael Joseph Dribnak and his wife Deborah Dribnak; son Matthew James Dribnak; daughter Alexandra Helene Parks and her husband John. She also is survived by grandchildren Jessica Rose Lewis, David Alexander Black, Michelle Deborah Witkin; and great-grandsons Cooper Michael and Sebastian Matthew Witkin.
Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Funeral Director Timothy Doyle at Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie.
Calling hours are from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 100 Livingston St., Poughkeepsie.
Interment will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery, 147 Salt Point Turnpike, Poughkeepsie.
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