Jarmila "Jenny" Rooney

Jarmila “Jenny” Rooney, 93, of DeWitt, died July 18, 2017 in Syracuse after a 15 year struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease.  

A native of the former Czechoslovakia, she lived in Vienna, Austria before emigrating to New York City after WWII.  As a single working professional, she eventually landed a job as the only female draftswoman at a prestigious architectural firm in New York.  She met her beloved husband, Andrew “Andy”, in New York City and they moved to Syracuse in 1959.   Jenny and Andy were world travelers and enjoyed scuba diving and tennis. Jenny was an accomplished seamstress and loved fashion. 

Surviving is her husband, Andrew of DeWitt; and daughter, Diane Rooney (Barry Doyle) of Boston, MA.

Funeral services were held privately.   In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central NY Chapter, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204.

Arrangements are with Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel.