Rose Elaine (Balest) Carbone

September 17, 1948 ~ July 11, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Rose Carbone Obituary

On July 11, 2023, Rose Elaine (Balest) Carbone, passed away peacefully at the age of 74 surrounded by the immense love of her family. 

Elaine was born in September 1948 in Wilkinsburg, PA to Bruno and Rose (Nagoda) Balest. She graduated from Franklin Regional High School where she was the class valedictorian and completed her education with a doctorate in secondary math education from the University of Pittsburgh.

Elaine had a passion for teaching and retired as a full professor at Clarion University in Clarion, PA where she brought in over a million dollars in grants.

She began her teaching career in the 1970s at the Greater Latrobe Area Junior High School.  She continued to teach mathematics at various colleges for many years.

Elaine was active in her community and was named the Indiana, PA Junior Women’s Civic Club Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 1986, primarily due to her charity work.

Elaine loved being outside and could often be found in her garden picking tomatoes & lettuce or tending to her favorite flowers. 

She was married to John Carbone, her loving husband of over 50 years. Together they raised three daughters, Caren (Matt) Hergenroeder, Catherine (Jeff) Emhuff and Maria (Chad) Smith. Jack and Elaine enjoyed watching their six grandchildren, Thomas, Andrew, Joseph, Lia, Sydney & Matthew, grow and thrive; Elaine always found so much happiness in their visits.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bruno and her mother, Rose. She is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren, her sister (Marilyn [Robert] Greece), several cousins, four nieces, and a nephew.

Family and friends will be received at Wolfe-von Geis Funeral Home, 5701 Lincoln Avenue, Export, PA, on Friday, July 14 at 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.   Parting prayers will be held on Saturday, July 15 at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m., followed by a procession to the funeral Funeral Mass at St John Baptist de La Salle Catholic Church, 497 Athena Drive, Delmont, PA, beginning at 10:00 a.m.   Interment will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park Chapel.

Donations may be made in her name to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047. 


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July 14, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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July 14, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Mass of Christian Burial
July 15, 2023

10:00 AM
St. John the Baptist de la Salle Church
497 Athena Drive
Delmont,, PA 15626


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