Rosalie Elizabeth Lampl (Rondelli), passed away peacefully on the morning of August 29, 2022 in Pittsburg, Kansas. She was 96 years old.
Born in 1926 in Chicopee, Kansas, Rosalie was recognized as a gifted pianist from an early age, a talent she shared in performances when young and with her family throughout her life. She attended Kansas State Teacher’s College of Pittsburg, married George Linton, a Navy Ensign during WWII, and established a successful corporate and nonprofit career in Dallas, Denver, and Atlanta. One of Rosalie’s proudest accomplishments was as a founding member of the group that launched Opera Colorado. Rosalie also used her musical talent discovering and mentoring up-and-coming performing artists. A gifted fundraiser, her work as a Director for CARE in Denver contributed to millions of dollars in contributions for the nonprofit.
In 1965 she married Walter Lampl, who passed in 2015.
Rosalie was predeceased by her parents, Joe and Katie Marie Rondelli, and her brother, Charles Joseph Rondelli. She is survived by daughter Dr. Michelle Linton-Lampl and partner Gregory Brauer, son Daniel Richard Lampl and wife Tracy Lampl, son Elan Stewart Lampl and partner Dahne Fraker, and five grandchildren–Amanda, Cameron, Skylar, Aidyn, Austin; her sister, Barbara Rondelli Perry, her cousin, Cathy Estenson, as well as her niece, nephew, and their children.
Rosalie’s zest for life was truly extraordinary and will live on through her children and grandchildren.