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Rita T. (Guziewicz) Zukowski

Rita T. (Guziewicz) Zukowski

Rita T. (Guziewicz) Zukowski, 81, of Bear Gap Road, Elysburg and formerly of Shenandoah, passed away Friday at her home.

She was born in Shenandoah on December 11, 1937, a daughter of the late Joseph and Clara (Denchy) Guziewicz.

She was a graduate of the former Shenandoah Catholic High School.

Throughout her life, Rita was a spiritual person and was a devout Catholic; she was member of Our Lady of Mercy Church, Slabtown, and St. Casimir’s Church when she resided in Shenandoah.

She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed reading. Above all, her family was of most importance to her.

Surviving are one son, David Zukowski, of Elysburg; four daughters, Alicia Errichiello and her husband, Louis, of East Islip, New York, Cynthia Wemple, of Elysburg, Janet Nicholas and her husband, Bryant, of Lebanon, and Mary Kay Zukowski, of Elysburg; three grandchildren, Melissa Heintzelman, Patrick Forbes and Zachary Zukowski; three great-grandchildren, Caden, Esmae and Emeric; two brothers, Joseph Guziewicz, of Shenandoah, and Paul Guziewicz and his wife, Nancy, of Easton; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Walter A. Zukowski in 2006; and one brother, Theodore Guziewicz.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Casimir’s Church, 229 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, the sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.

Rita T. (Guziewicz) Zukowski Has 8 Condolences Posted:

  1. Rose Huss says:

    To Rita’s family I loved Rita I went to St Casimir grade school with her and Roberta and I often thought of her and Roberta I would meet her now and then we talked as if time had stood still I’m sorry for your great loss and now she is with God and His Mother and angels and her loved ones May God fill your hearts with His Peace and Love

  2. Marla Timmins says:

    To My Cousins,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is so saddened, but I know Ciocia Rita is having a great reunion with everyone already there. I bet they even have their own bingo game going! I have been thinking about all these sweet memories of my childhood that she is so very prominent. Picking wild strawberries so she could make jam, watching her make ketchup, or begging for her wonderful macaroni and cheese or awesome spaghetti and hours upon hours of Yahtzee, Old Maid, War, Slap Jack, Jacks, teaching me Solitaire, sitting in on Pinochle. Really any game she was willing to take time to play. That was really a big deal, because not many people did that with me, but she totally did. She knew the whole family history and if I ever had a question to who a person was, she knew the answer. So I am heartbroken as these important people disappear and leave us behind, because it’s a major loss for us, but I know she is going to be greeted by so many awesome people, that I can only just feel sorry for myself and truly joyful that she gets to be with them. Love you all. See you on Thursday.

  3. Lisa Burns says:

    David and Family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She had such a strong faith, she is now resting happily with your Dad and her Savior. May your fond memories carry you through this difficult time.

    Lisa

  4. Joann says:

    My dear cousins, Pop, Uncle Paul and friends and family of dear Cio-cia Rita,

    My heart is saddened for your great loss. May the grace of the Lord give you strength and peace as you move forward through this difficult time. Although your heart may feel unbearable pain, let your spirit rejoice knowing that she will forever be with you, always in your heart.

    My deepest condolences.

    Your family in Texas

  5. Roseann says:

    Dear Alicia and Family,
    My condolences on the loss of your dear mom.
    May you hearts be filled with wonderful memories of the love she shared with you.
    Love and prayers,
    Roseann

  6. Maggie says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts. May God continue to walk with you down this difficult path.

  7. Kathy says:

    I am so sorry that your family is going through this painful experience. When you lose someone you love, it’s as if a part of us leave too. Rita will always be with you in spirit. Love never dies.

  8. Helen Markunas says:

    To David,Alicia,Cynthia, Janet,and Mary Kay,

    I was so sorry to hear of your great loss. I know how bereft you must feel. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
    Danny and I had some very fond memories at your home in Elysburg. I especially remember the great times we had snowmobiling on the property!
    I hope time, and your fond memories will help to heal you at this most difficult time.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Helen

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