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Mary Ann Rothert

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Mary Ann Rothert, professionally known as Dr. Jude Damian, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2022. She was born Aug 9, 1942 in Pittsburgh, PA and was daughter of William and Ann Rothert of York, Pennsylvania. She was a member of St Rose of Lima parish and a 1960 graduate of York Catholic High School. She attended York Junior College, Millersville State College and completed a hospital internship to earn her certification as a registered medical technician in 1964. She joined the Sisters of St Joseph in 1967 and provided care for the members of the community. She later received her Doctorate in Medical Arts and was accepted for Membership into Alpha Omega Alpha "Medical Honor Society" in May 1976. She completed a 3 year residency at Bryn Mar Hospital in 1979. She maintained a private practice and also continued to provide medical care for the Sisters of St Joseph at the Villa in Chestnut Hill. Although Dr. Damian preferred to be very low key, she loved her racy sports cars. She was a generous benefactor-- often anonymous—who reached out to those less fortunate. During the holiday season, she could be found in the lay away departments, paying off unknown families’ remaining balance on toys or other items. Her extensive book collection was donated in her memory to the Strafford Train Station located in Strafford, Pa. The books formed the foundation of a lending library providing enjoyment to the many commuters and travelers of the R5 Septa Regional Rail Line. Dr. Damian achieved her dream of owning and managing a small farm with sufficient land to accommodate her gardens and her animals. She spent many hours ensuring that her menagerie of wild animals (birds, foxes, cats, swans and frogs) were fed and safe. Over the years she raised and cared for many horses and always had two or three dogs in residence. She is survived by her siblings: Susan Swift-Lacaillade and husband Mark Lacaillade, David Rothert and wife Bonnie Rothert, Stephen Rothert and two nieces Stacy Houston and Marcy Crouch. Burial will be private. Donations in her name can be made to your local chapter of the SPCA or York Catholic High School.

Posted online on June 14, 2022

Published in York Daily Record, York Dispatch

Mary Ann Rothert, professionally known as Dr. Jude Damian, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2022. She was born Aug 9, 1942 in Pittsburgh, PA and was daughter of William and Ann Rothert of York, Pennsylvania. She was a member of St Rose of Lima parish and a 1960 graduate of York Catholic High School. She attended York Junior College, Millersville State College and completed a hospital internship to earn her certification as a registered medical technician in 1964. She joined the Sisters of St Joseph in 1967 and provided care for the members of the community. She later received her Doctorate in Medical Arts and was accepted for Membership into Alpha Omega Alpha "Medical Honor Society" in May 1976. She completed a 3 year residency at Bryn Mar Hospital in 1979. She maintained a private practice and also continued to provide medical care for the Sisters of St Joseph at the Villa in Chestnut Hill. Although Dr. Damian preferred to be very low key, she loved her racy sports cars. She was a generous benefactor-- often anonymous—who reached out to those less fortunate. During the holiday season, she could be found in the lay away departments, paying off unknown families’ remaining balance on toys or other items. Her extensive book collection was donated in her memory to the Strafford Train Station located in Strafford, Pa. The books formed the foundation of a lending library providing enjoyment to the many commuters and travelers of the R5 Septa Regional Rail Line. Dr. Damian achieved her dream of owning and managing a small farm with sufficient land to accommodate her gardens and her animals. She spent many hours ensuring that her menagerie of wild animals (birds, foxes, cats, swans and frogs) were fed and safe. Over the years she raised and cared for many horses and always had two or three dogs in residence. She is survived by her siblings: Susan Swift-Lacaillade and husband Mark Lacaillade, David Rothert and wife Bonnie Rothert, Stephen Rothert and two nieces Stacy Houston and Marcy Crouch. Burial will be private. Donations in her name can be made to your local chapter of the SPCA or York Catholic High School.

Posted online on June 14, 2022

Published in York Daily Record, York Dispatch