Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


On a cool Wednesday morning, February 16, at 6:35am Rosalynd A  DiScipio was called home to paradise.   She passed peacefully at home with family at her side.   For many years Rose was trapped in a body that did not listen, due to a progressive neurological disease, however, Rose is free of these earthy shackles and flying with angels.
Without a doubt, she was met by her lover, Joseph A DiScipio, who passed in 2008, and her parents Tony and Betty Yacapraro as well as many other friends and relatives that were eagerly awaiting her arrival.
Rose was born in Wayne County in May of 1941, she graduated nursing school and married Joseph in September of 1963.   They leave 5 children, Denise DiScipio, Vincent (Barbara) DiScipio, Katherine DiScipio Theresa DiScipio, and Maryrose DiScipio As well as 8 grandchildren, William (Yue) Taylor, Lindsey Flack, Regina (Sam) DiScipio-Vanni. Angela DiScipio, Dominic DiScipio, Rebecca DiScipio, Joseph Tomkins, and Thomas  DiScipio. they also leave 5 great grandchildren, Melvina, Ethan, Jupiter, Deklynn, and Ellyott.
Rose worked for many years with the developmentally disabled as the director of nursing at the Gruder Foundation.   She was also the nurse for Ida Sue, where she retired from the workshop in 2003
Rose leaves many behind who will mourn for the absence she leaves however, she would not wish you to dwell in the sorrow, but celebrate the life. While here, Rose loved spending time with family and her grandchildren, she also enjoyed music, old movies and musicals.   She traveled frequently to the beaches of the Outer Banks and enjoyed watching the ocean.   Trips to the zoos, museums, and aquariums were also a favorite past time.   She also enjoyed ice cream immensely.   She will be greatly missed.
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Sunday, February 20, 2022 from 6-8:00 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Avenue, Wooster with Rev. Stephen Moran as celebrant.   Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio ™s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions
Onio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691

Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Church

Sunday, February 20, 2022 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home


  1. All our love and prayers to your entire family. What a beautiful obituary of a well lived life and the wonderful family legacy. I will always treasure my special memories of Aunt Linda.
    Love to you all my dear cousins.❤️

  2. My heart aches for her children and grandchildren, but rejoices for her as she entered paradise free of pain and disease. She has joined Jesus, her husband, parents, brother and so many other friends and family that were awaiting her arrival I am sure. I won’t be able to make the services as I am out of the state until Tuesday, but know that my heart and thoughts have been with you since I heard the news.

  3. Rose was a joy to work with at Nick Amster Workshop, I loved her sense of humor and her great compassion for us all!

  4. I’m sorry about Linda. But also happy for her. I’m sure Joe & her are having a grand time. We had so much fun with your family. Meals together & playing cards. Picking blueberries. Mom & dad thought so much if you’re family and feeling was mutual. Fond memories. Also that was a wonderful obituary. Have you in my thoughts & prayers. Fly high & Rest In Peace. Love you all.

  5. I only knew your mother for a short time,
    however, I enjoyed our conversations.
    She was a truly lovely lady.
    God Bless the whole family at this very sad time in their lives.

  6. To Linda’s family,
    Dear Linda will be very much missed by her classmates of WHS ’59. It was so wonderful seeing her a few years back when her loving daughter brought her to our class reunion. Thanks to your family for the very obvious love and care you gave her during her long illness. Blessings and Peace to you all.

  7. The Warden’s on the floor! Will be a reminder of a call out when Rose stepped out of her office at the workshop and she would say you better believe it. Rose, you will be missed by those who you helped at Nick Amster Workshop; and how you managed to keep the one’s that were sick home and not let them come into work.

  8. So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family. Enjoyed working with Rose at the workshop! She sure had a heart for the clients she took care of.

  9. I had so much respect and love for Mrs DiScipio hard to call her anything else. She was a true inspiration in the nurse I became. I loved working with for her at Gruters I can still hear her say she’s a good girl. RIP my friend I’m sure Joe has open arms for you!

  10. It was a privilege to work with Rosie to support our friends at Nick Amster.
    Loved her sense of humor, love for life, and reminding us all to keep the ‘Serenity Prayer’ close.
    Rest In Peace, Rosie!

  11. Denise – We haven’t talked since high school, but I am sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. “May the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.”

  12. Knew the family well, Worked with joe at rubbermaid and linda as I knew her was a very nice lady. My best to her family. A friend.

  13. To the family of Uncle Butchie and Aunt Linda,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Linda. She’s at peace now and with Uncle Butchie.
    Sending hugs to all of the children.

  14. We are so sorry to just now finding out about your mother’s passing. We knew both Joe and Linda quit well when we lived in Wooster, we then moved to Indiana.We are deeply indebted to both of them for allowing Fran and our daughter Chris to stay at their home for a week while Fran went to Ashland College. One could not find a better couple than those two. God will keep them close because they were good souls.


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