Rose Bublis Munzel

January 12, 1909 - July 2, 2014
Rose Bublis Munzel

Williamsburg – After 105 years on this earth, Rose Bublis Munzel was called to heaven on July 2, 2014. She was pre-deceased by her sister Ann Marino from Chicago and her husband Edgar H. Munzel, a sports writer and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. She is survived by her only son, Dr. Thomas Munzel and his wife, Karen, of Williamsburg; her grandchildren Tia Adams (husband Brian) of Williamsburg and Greg Munzel (wife Alexandra) of Charleston, SC. She has 4 great- grandchildren, Ashley Belle Adams, Luke Adams, Banks Adams, and Maddox Munzel.

Rose was born in southern Illinois, grew up in Chicago and reared her son in Park Ridge, IL. She and Edgar moved to Williamsburg in 1980. A devoted mother, grandmother and great- grandmother, Rose loved to garden, cook, read and play golf. She was a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church. The family is indebted to the wonderful care givers at Consulate Healthcare of Williamsburg, who saw to her every need the last few years of her life. She taught us all many things and will be greatly missed.

A family graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA. 23188,


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  • July 05, 2014
    quoVadis wright says:
    dear dr. Munzel and family,o am sorry you lost your lovely Mother.she lived a wonderfull long life.goc bless you all.i am one of your patients

  • July 04, 2014
    John Hamrick says:
    Dear Tom - it was with sadness that I read about your mother's passing. Losing a parent is one of life's most difficult things to endure. My sincere condolences to you, Karen, and your family. John H.

  • July 03, 2014
    Denise Koch says:
    Dear Tom and Karen, I am sad to learn of Tom's mother's death. I recall the many days I spoke with her when she was my mother's roommate at the Landing. I hope her passing was peaceful and know you all will have memories to treasure. My condolences, Denise Koch

  • July 04, 2014
    roger and marty Jones says:
    Dear Tom et al, Alas, the torch is passed and you are now the patriarch of the Munzel family. Bless you and all the memories of your wonderful life with Rose.

  • July 06, 2014
    Judy Sandelin Kanoy says:
    For the Clifford Sandelin family of Chicago, I extend our sympathy to all the family. Our relationship with your family extends to Herb and Winifred Jensen, my great uncle and aunt. What a blessed life she lived and how fortunate the family for her life. Sincerely, Judy Kanoy, Williamsburg, VA