Rita Weis

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, November 14, 2016, Mrs. Rita Mary Stango Weis, 97, loving wife of 60 years to the late Walter F. Weis. Mrs. Weis was a native of Philadelphia, PA but has lived in Augusta over 40 years. She was the daughter of the late Carmella and Oreste Stango. Mrs. Weis was a member of St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church. She was a 1940 graduate of Rosemont College and taught chemistry and physics in Philadelphia. Mrs. Weis was a longtime member of the Board of Directors of Lynndale, Inc, a community support service for people with intellectual disability; Gracewood State School and Hospital; and also received awards for her outstanding volunteer work with St. Joseph's Hospital Hospice. She established a scholarship at Augusta University for those studying to help people with mental disability. Mrs. Weis was a Silver Life Master, American Contract Bridge League; Board member of the Augusta Opera Association Guild; and Orchestra Society of Philadelphia. She was a member of the Iris Garden Club and the Georgia Federation of Women's Club's for youth education. Family members include her daughter: Barbara Jane Meyer and husband Charles of Augusta; son: Adrian Christopher Weis of Augusta; 9 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and a brother: Robert Arthur Stango and wife Doris of Cape May, NJ. She is preceded in death by her son, Walter Francis Weis, Jr., MD; brothers: Victor Oreste Stango, MD and Vincent Stango; and her sister: Anna Marie Stango Perricone. The funeral Mass will be Friday, November 18, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church with Fr. Lou Lindsey celebrant. The family will receive friends following the service in the Parrish Hall. Burial will follow in Westover Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lynndale, Inc., 1490 Eisenhower Dr., Augusta, GA 30904. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com


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