Rita Ann Baranowski, 87, of Wilkes-Barre Township passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving son, David. She was the widow of John B. Baranowski.
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Rita was born April 20, 1927, in Wilkes-Barre Township. She was the daughter of the late Stephen Robinski and Elizabeth Miller Robinski. She was a graduate of Wilkes-Barre Township High School.
She was employed as a sales-lady for Jewelcor Co., Wilkes-Barre, and Pomeroy's Department Store, Wilkes-Barre.
She was a wonderful housekeeper serving many families in the Wyoming Valley.
She was a former member of St. Joseph's Monastery, Wilkes-Barre Township, and was presently a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish at St. Mary's Church of the Immaculate Conception, Wilkes-Barre.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Daniel; and her sister, Eleanor Simonovich, who recently died July 8, 2014.
Surviving are her son, David Baranowski, at home; her grandsons, Michael and Daniel; her great-grandson, Daniel III; great-granddaughters, Kaylyn and Layla; and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday from Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, 136 Maffett St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Parish at St. Mary's Church of the Immaculate Conception, Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will follow in Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas. Family and friends may call from 8 to 9 a.m. at the funeral home.
Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, Inc.
136 Maffett Street Plains, PA 18705
Published in Citizens' Voice on July 19, 2014