"Grandma Rita" Rita Drzewiecki Rychick, age 89, of North East, died on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Ball Pavilion. She was born on October 8, 1923, in Erie, Pa., to the late Stephen and Sophie Drzewiecki and attended East High School. Rita was formerly employed at General Electric, as a solderer, and at Electric Materials, as a clerk, for several years. She was member of St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Gregory Ladies Auxiliary, and enjoyed knitting and packing fruit. She was preceded in death by her husband John E. Rychick, May 12, 1995, a son Robert W. Rychick, February 14, 1993, a sister and four brothers. Rita is survived by a grandson, Nicholas Rychick; a granddaughter, Jennifer Mobilia; several nieces and nephews; and her extended family, Nicholas and Kathy Mobilia of North East. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, at 2:00 pm, at St. Gregory Church, 48 South Pearl St., Interment will be in St. Gregory Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Crescent Hose Co. North East Rescue, Box 89, Community Nursing Services of North East, 7 Park Street, North East, PA 16428, or Brevillier Village 5416 East Lake Road, Erie, PA 16511. William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake St., North East, is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 19, 2013