Rosemary Diettrich Huskey
December 29, 1934 - August 13, 2022

Rosemary Huskey left us for her next great adventure on August 13, 2022. Born in Gainesville, Florida on December 29, 1934, Rosemary was a proud first generation American. Rosemary was predeceased by her parents, Dr. Sigismond de Rudeshiem Diettrich and Mrs. Iren (nee) Dokopil Diettrich. Rosemary leaves behind her husband of 51 years, Dr. Gary L Huskey, her children, Elizabeth (Carl) Bero and Michael (Dawn) Huskey, her beloved grandchildren, Carolyn Bero, Christopher Bero, Katherine Bero, Cooper Huskey and Emily Huskey, as well as extended family and many dear friends. Rosemary graduated from Gainesville High in 1953 and from the University of Florida in 1957. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of South Florida in 1970. She then commenced a 28 year career as a classroom teacher for Hillsborough County Schools, including Thonotosassa, McDonald, and Lake Magdalene, retiring from Maniscalco Elementary in December 1997. Rosemary followed with great passion the Gators, Lightning and Rays. And her Mallards won a fantasy football championship in the Huskey Football League.  Rosemary loved traveling the world with her husband, Gary, visiting all fifty of the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe. A highlight for the couple was visiting Rosemary’s family in Budapest, Hungary in 1999. They both loved coming home to the beautiful view of Saddleback Lake at their home in Lutz, which they enjoyed with their cats Britsy and Lukey.  Rosemary served as a volunteer docent at the Tampa Museum of Art for many years. She loved parties and gatherings, coordinating reunions and events for her friends from Gainesville High, Alpha Delta Pi, the Red Hat Society and her circle of teacher friends.  The family would like to thank Dr. Julio Lautersztain, Michelle Young, MS APRN and the Florida Cancer Specialist team as well as the caring staff at Life Spring Home Care, St. Andrew’s Rehab and Tampa Gardens. Thank you, too, to everyone who visited Rosemary these past months.  The family is being assisted by Coastal Cremations in Lutz. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers the family would like to suggest a donation to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.



  • Elizabeth Bero Posted August 18, 2022 7:49 am

    We will miss Mom so much! Thank you to everyone who has sent us comforting and encouraging messages and cards.

  • Barbara McGehee Posted August 21, 2022 8:54 pm

    I am sorry to hear of Rosemary’s passing. Prayers and blessings to the family these difficult days.
    Sending much love for a sweet friend.

Add Condolence Message

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Call Now Button