Rosemary Juravic, 71

Businesswoman, decorator

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Rosemary D. Juravic, 71, a longtime resident of Oak Park, died on May 20, 2018 surrounded by her family after a battle with cancer. Born in Chicago on April 1, 1947, she graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes High School before attending business school in the city. She worked for several prominent interior designers before pursuing her own entrepreneurial endeavors. A savvy businesswoman, she owned and operated several businesses with her husband, including a highly successful painting company, a popular health club in Oak Park called Powerhouse Gym/Club West, as well as a charming bed and breakfast in the Wrigleyville area. She loved interior design and was a talented decorator, treating every space she owned like a blank canvas for her art. Other passions included photography, dance music, witty puns, her Rottweilers and spending time with her close-knit family. 

Rosemary was the wife of Jerolim "Jerry"; the mother of Carla (Chip) Sineni, Jason (Olivia Avila) and Ryan (Jaime) Juravic; and the grandmother of Evan, Ezra and Zoey Sineni, and Wes Juravic. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph and Rose Luif. 

Visitation was held May 26 at St. Edmund Church in Oak Park. Interment private. 

In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations be made in Rosemary's name to Ruby's Rainbow at rubysrainbow.org.

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