WHITE PLAINS — Karyl F. Rose, 79, a lifetime resident of Scarsdale and White Plains, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, October 24, 2010 after a long fight with cancer.
She was born at White Plains Hospital, was a member of Sunningdale Country Club, and spent most of her summers in Lake Placid, a place near and dear to her heart.
Karyl was known and loved by all who knew her, whether for a lifetime or only briefly. She had a talent for endearing people to her. She was the founder of the Knit Wits, a group volunteer knitters who over the past 20 years have raised more than $500,000 for the White Plains Hospital.
Karyl was an artist, had a published craft book, and is known for doing so much for so many other people.
Karyl is survived by her only sister, Bette, her children: Robin, Kenny (Julie) and Amy (Costa); her grandchildren who all adored her: Anna, Elliot, Kelsey, Zoe, Aiden, and Peyton; her step-children Rick (Lizzie), Judy (Van) and Lisa, and their children Paul, Derek, Jordan, David, Tyler and Tristen.
A graveside memorial service will be held under the supervision of the Ballard-Durand Funeral Home at The Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29.
Donations in Karyl’s memory may be made to White Plains Hospital Center Knit Wits, Corner of Davis Ave. and East Post Road, White Plains, NY 10607. She will be greatly missed by all.