Sharon Jane Rozanski

April 24, 1956 - October 5, 2020

Sharon Jane Rozanski, 64, a resident of North Fort Myers, FL since 2006, formerly of Rochester, NY, passed away Monday, October 5, 2020 in North Fort Myers. She was born April 24, 1956 in Utica, NY to Roswell and Doreen Buckingham, now deceased.

Sharon graduated from Syracuse University in 1978 with a degree in Mathematics. She then began her 33-year career at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY. Sharon and her husband Marty were married in 1979. They resided in Rochester, NY for 40 years and spent many summers vacationing in Old Forge, NY.

Sharon was a devout Catholic with strong faith. She attended St. Therese Catholic Church in North Fort Myers. Her life was a living example of her favorite Bible verse from John: “Love one another.” She was everyone’s cheerleader, and her selflessness, compassion and welcoming spirit allowed her to develop deep, lifelong friendships with many. She left a lasting impression on everyone’s life and we are all better people because of her.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Martin Rozanski; three loving children, Kristina Rinella (Eric), Michael Rozanski (Jaqueline), and Alexander Rozanski (Colleen); four siblings, Linda West (Page), Mary Serour (George), Robert Buckingham (Anita), and Peter Buckingham (Torunn); two in-laws, Evelyn Rozanski and James Rozanski (Joanne); as well as four grandchildren, Landon Rinella, Jack Rinella, Augustus Rinella, and Marcelo Rozanski.

A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 AM Friday, October 9, 2020 at St. Therese Catholic Church, 20115 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, FL 33903 with Father Tom Heck officiating. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 10:00 AM until the time of service.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Sharon Jane Rozanski are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Barbara Arno Oct 7, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    She was a real inspiration to alot of people especially those battling cancer, i will keep her and her family forever in my prayers!

  2. Gary and Blanche Godelie Oct 7, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Marty we are saddened by the news of Sharon’s death. She will be always remembered for her faith and her strong will. She was determined to beat this monster that plagued her and she was always happy despite all that was happening to her and her family.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  3. celestia. clark Oct 8, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Sorry for your loss , our condolences go out to the family, Marty so sorry to hear, alot of memories in Old Forge fun times RIP Sharon nice lady will be missed!

  4. Frank and Cheryl Ramsay Oct 8, 2020 at 10:42 am

    We are so sad to hear of Sharon’s passing. She was always full of cheer and was a support to many. I admire her strength and courage. Our sympathies to you and your family.

  5. John Walsh Oct 8, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    Marty and family,
    Please accept my sincere condolences on Sharon’s passing. She was an extraordinary person who was a positive influence on all who had the pleasure of knowing her.. Hopefully, it is of some consolation for you to know that the thoughts and prayers of others are with you at this time.
    John Walsh

  6. Melanie Keveles Oct 8, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Sharon and I met at the Block Cancer Center in Skokie, Il. She was a kind woman who fed me soup when I couldn’t take care of myself. She recruited with gusto members of an email group we had formed. She was a bright spark who brought life with her wherever she went. She will be greatly missed.

  7. Laura Rosen Oct 8, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    Marty and Family,
    We are so sadden by your loss. Sharon was the most courageous person anyone could meet. Always a smile and a hello. May you know our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time.
    Brian and Laura

  8. Kris Nozal Oct 8, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Sharon was such a sweet, kind, prayerful soul and I am SO saddened by her passing. We met at the Block Center and the nearby hotel as our treatment times often overlapped. I was always excited to see her and we shared many conversations, prayers and meals together pre-CoVid. She was dedicated to praying for her fellow cancer peers and I’m forever grateful for that consistent kindness. I’m so sorry for your loss….Marty, her children, siblings and grandchildren. I know her angelic presence will watch over all of you and I’m blessed to have had her as one of my dearest cancer friends. May she Rest In Peace in the precious arms of God.

  9. Maria Oct 9, 2020 at 6:16 am

    I will miss her very much. She had one of the kindest soul.

  10. Linda & Jack Birecree Oct 9, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Sharon was one of the most fun, outgoing, smart people I’ve ever known. Her wit and sense of humor was 2nd to none. We had the great honor of both working with Sharon and socializing after her retirement. Never a dull moment. RIP Sharon.

  11. Jeanne Carufel Oct 9, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    I am very sorry for to hear of Sharon’s passing. I did not know Sharon but am a member of the St Therese choir and unfortunately could attend her funeral Mass. God bless you and your family..

  12. Kathy Jo Connors Oct 9, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Marty and family, I so sorry for your loss.

    Sharon and I were colleagues at Kodak and crossed paths many times through the years. She was such a joy to be around. Always upbeat, patient and professional, and a kindred spirit in ever seeking ways to improve our work products and processes. I felt uplifted whenever the opportunity arose for us to collaborate or interact, I’m so glad I had the chance to know her.

    My sympathies are with you at this difficult time. You, your family, and of course Sharon, are in my prayers.

    Kathy Jo

  13. Judy Smith Oct 9, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Dear Marty and Family….so very sad to hear of Sharon’s passing. I echo the many thoughts others have posted here. Sharon was both very funny yet very serious when it came to caring for others, her honest concern for everyone’s well being. She tried her best with sheer will to live, but she will be loved by all the angels she is now being held by. I will miss our swims, we always did our 20 laps of the pool at Herons Glen, we talked and laughed most of that precious time!
    Never to be forgotten….
    Judy, and Paul.

  14. Carlos Gonzalez Oct 10, 2020 at 11:11 am

    To Sharon’s family, I’m very sorry for your loss.

    I met Sharon shortly after she started her career at Kodak, in a little software engineering department where hardly anybody else had any clue about what we did.. I remember her as a very nice and kind person; But what I mostly remember is her great sense of humor. She was one of the most funny and fun people I knew.

    Sharon, I’m sure you brightened many people’s lives over the course of your own. Rest in peace.

  15. Brenda & Mark Oct 10, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Sorry for your loss , our condolences go out to Marty and the family. No matter what Sharon was going through, she always had a smile.
    Brenda & Mark Buntin

  16. Butch Waszkiewicz Oct 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Marty and Jim,and family, My sincerest condolences of a great lady.In my prayers.Butch Waszkiewicz

  17. Mary B Oct 10, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Nothing I can say will replace the empty feeling in our hearts. Buck would not want us to feel sad. Her faith carried her straight to heaven and she is no longer suffering. I will remember her for all the joy she added to my life. Her friendship of 50 years was filled with laughter, love, compassion, loyalty and understanding. We had some great times together traveling,parenting, going to old Forge and just hanging out. I don’t know if a friendship like ours can ever be replace so I will hold all of those treasured times in my heart. Love you Marty.

  18. Lori Antonas Oct 10, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Dear Marty and Family,
    We never met but feel I know you because Sharon shared so much With me about her family. Such a lovely person who truly made a difference in others she met. I had the pleasure of meeting Sharon within this past year & always looked forward to seeing her., always so encouraging. She loved her family so very much. Praying for God’s peace and comfort for each of you. God Bless, Lori Antonas

  19. Nancy (Buckingham) Garlick Oct 11, 2020 at 2:05 am

    My cousin, Sharon was a beautiful being who brought love and kindness wherever she went. I know she will be sorely missed but never forgotten.

  20. Anna Ferro Oct 11, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Very sorry for your loss.
    Tony & Anna Ferro

  21. Debbie Black Oct 11, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Marty, Roger and I are saddened by the news of Sharon’s death. May remembrance of the happy times console you and the family.

  22. Connie Gilbert-Ferguson Oct 11, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    With prayers and deepest sympathy to you all. I hold close in my heart the fond memories of growing up with the Buckingham Family on Scott Ave! God Bless to All

  23. Karen Schuh Oct 11, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    My husband and I are so very sorry for your loss. Sharon and I met at a Kodak and had an instant connection as we realized we were both math majors who married Martys in 1979. She was an amazing woman. May you find peace knowing she is with God.

  24. Christie MacLagger Oct 12, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Dear Marty – it was with great sadness that John and I learned of Sharon’s death. Thinking of you and your family with much love.
    Christie and John MacLagger

  25. John and Henrietta Foster Oct 12, 2020 at 10:04 am

    I first met Sharon as a co-worker at Eastman Kodak many years ago. She was a valuable colleague and her sunny personality and sly humor were always an asset. Henrietta later had the opportunity to know and work with Sharon, and felt the same. We are saddened by her passing, but gratified and honored by the gift of knowing her. Our condolences to Marty and the family.

  26. Jenita H. DAY Oct 12, 2020 at 10:09 am

    We were very sorry to hear about Sharon’s passing. Thinking of you Marty and your family.

  27. Buzz and J Burton Oct 13, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    To Marty and your family, we feel deeply for your great loss. Sharon was a very special person. She was so caring to everyone. We will always miss her. Love to you! Buzz and J

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