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Rita S. Skotak


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Skotak, Rita S.
passed away peacefully September 7, 2016 at the age of 84 in the presence of her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born on December 30, 1931 in Utica, NY to Sebastian and Stella Rusinek. Rita attended Free Academy High School in Utica, NY. She married Steven on November 5, 1955 at Holy Trinity Church in Utica, NY. They went to California for their honeymoon, stayed 11 years and raised a family. In Arizona Rita worked for the State of Arizona, she was involved with St. Jerome's and Our Lady of Czestochowa parishes, and the Catholic Cursillo Movement. In 1987 she sang with the Paderewski Choir when Pope John Paul II visited ASU stadium. Rita is survived by her husband Steven, children; Steve (Cece), Ken (Diane), Sandi (Dennis), grandchildren; Brian, Carri, Melissa, Matthew, Jenn, Nate and great-grandchildren; Nolan, Oliver, Easton, Miriam and Beckett. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 12, 2016 from 5:00-8:00PM with a Rosary at 6:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Czestochowa 2828 W. Country Gables Dr., Phoenix with burial to follow at Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery 23015 N. Cave Creek Rd. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.heritagefuneralchapels.com
Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 11, 2016
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