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Rosemary Shamborsky Bannan

Posted By Hall-Wynne On May 3, 2012 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Rosemary Shamborsky Bannan, age 85, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at the Cedars of Chapel Hill Retirement Community. Born December 17, 1926 in Lackawanna County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Sophie Rudalavage Shamborsky.
Rosemary was a 1948 graduate of Marywood University, later receiving her PhD. degree in Sociology from Loyola University, Chicago. She was on the DePaul University faculty for 43 years, beginning in 1964. She and her husband moved to the Cedars of Chapel Hill in 2009.
Rosemary will be remembered for a life of passion for justice, civil rights and the dignity of humankind. Her interest in human rights spanned the globe – from events in Tiananmen Square and throughout Great Britain. She was the author of, “Close Call” and co-author with her husband of, “Law, Morality & Vietnam.” Rosemary balanced her vocational endeavors with a love for dancing, the arts and travel.
Rosemary is survived by her husband of 61 years, John Bannan of Chapel Hill; her son, Eric Bannan and wife, Luanne, of Pittsboro; grandson Zane Bannan; and sisters, Henrietta Rose and Irene O’Hara. She was predeceased in February, 1988 by her daughter, Denyse Bannan-Gow, M.D. and also her brother, Edward and sister, Bernadette.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered 10:00 A.M. Thursday from St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 PM Wednesday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 W. Main St., Durham. Memorial contributions to: Doctors Without Borders: doctorswithoutborders.org or 888-392-0392.


Condolences for the family of “Rosemary Shamborsky Bannan”

Condolence from Francine Soliunas on May 7th, 2012 12:00 am

Dr Bannan was such an elegant lady. I never had her as a teacher when I was in college here at DePaul, but I truly admired her. May God keep her ever so close in Her bossom.

Condolence from Jim & Camille Blachowicz on May 7th, 2012 12:00 am

We were so sorry to hear about Rosemary. Yet what a full life she has had. You all are in our thoughts.

Condolence from Amy on May 7th, 2012 12:00 am

We love you! God Bless.

Condolence from Susan & Mike Mosca on May 8th, 2012 12:00 am

Eric & Luanne
We are so sorry for your loss.please know our thoughts & prayers are with you during
this difficult time.

Susan & Mike

Condolence from Susan & Mike Mosca on May 8th, 2012 12:00 am

Eric & Luanne
We are so sorry for your loss.please know our thoughts & prayers are with you during
this difficult time.

Susan & Mike

Condolence from Kathy Schmidt on May 8th, 2012 12:00 am

Dearest Luanne,Eric and Zane,
We have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Rosemary was a very special person who touched so many lives. You now have her in your hearts. May you keep dancing in the light; Our love, Kathy Schmidt and family

Condolence from David Tamayo on May 8th, 2012 12:00 am

I am sorry to hear about your loss. Please know your family is in our prayers.

Condolence from Sandy Neaves on May 8th, 2012 12:00 am

Eric, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts during this time of loss.

Condolence from Betty Gayoso on May 8th, 2012 12:00 am

Eric,
Please except my sincere condolences on your loss! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Betty

Condolence from Nate Hairston on May 8th, 2012 12:00 am

Eric,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Diane, Jeff, Henry, and Lily on May 8th, 2012 12:00 am

We had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Bannan on one occasion, but I wish there had been others. What an extraordinary life, she must have had wonderful stories and experiences to share. Eric, Luanne, and Zane, we are truly sorry for your loss.

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