Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother Rita H. Tofel Bobrowicz, age 84, of Erie, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Erie Presbyterian Lodge. Born October 14, 1928, in Erie, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Amelia Razadkowski Tofel. She was a member of U.E. Local 506 at General Electric for over 28 years, until her retirement, and had previously worked at Buffalo Plastics. Rita was a longtime member of St. Casimir Church and belonged to the GE RAGE Club. She was also an avid bowler and golfer. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James V. Bobrowicz in 2010; her stepmother, Mary Tofel; three brothers, Walter and Thomas Tofel and Ed Lisiecki; a sister, Sally Schwindt; and her aunt who raised her, Rose Rzadkowski. Survivors include four children, Judith Kruszewski (Jerry), James Bobrowicz (Louise), Sandra Suroviec (George), all of Erie, and Mark Bobrowicz (Debbie), of Knoxville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, Brian Kruszewski (Melissa), Amy Nolan (Joseph), James Bobrowicz (Brooke), Nicholas Bobrowicz (Amy), Adam Suroviec (Rebecca), Matthew Suroviec (Norma), Sarah Rossi (Josh), David Suroviec (Brittney), Courtney Maloney, Ashley Brewer (Lee), and Jessica Lupek; 18 great-grandchildren; and a brother, David Tofel, of Erie. Friends may call on Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 East 38th Street. Services will be held there on Tuesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Casimir Church, 629 Hess Avenue, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Great Lakes Hospice, 1700 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16501 or Emmaus Ministries, 345 East 9th Street, Erie, PA 16503. Photos and condolences at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Nov. 18, 2012