ULYSSES - Rita L. Erway, 65, of Ulysses, died Wednesday (May 7, 2014) in her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
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She was born March 1, 1949, in Wellsville, N.Y., the daughter of Herman William and Frances Montgomery Lehman. On April 18, 1970, in Gold, she married Gary O. Erway, who survives.
A graduate of Northern Potter High School and Williamsport Area Community College, she was employed as an operating room technician by Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.
Rita was a member of the Ulysses United Methodist Church, Ulysses Women's Club, Ulysses Community Band, Red Hat Society and the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary.
Surviving besides her husband, Gary, are two daughters, Nicole (Dennis) Proctor and Angela Erway, both of Bradford; a grandson, Bailey; a brother, William M. Lehman of Florida; a sister, Susan (Robert) Campbell of Kissimmee, Fla.; and brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Malissa S. Erway on Jan. 17, 2012.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Ulysses United Methodist Church. The Rev. Rob Anderson and the Rev. Nettie Treat will co-officiate. A fellowship luncheon will be held in the Tri-Town Fire Hall social room following the service.
Memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915; or Patterson Cancer Center, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service
621 South Main Street
Ulysses, PA 16948
Published in The Bradford Era from May 8 to May 19, 2014