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Rita J. (Anderson) Moore, age 93, of Erie, passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Saint Mary's Home at Asbury Ridge. She was born in Erie on October 4, 1920, a daughter of the late Harry and Gertrude (Fox) Anderson.
From 1966 until 1984, Rita taught business classes at St. Benedict Academy, and later at Mercyhurst College. She had been a member of St. Jude Church, where she was active in the Friends Over 50 Group. Rita volunteered in the Millcreek schools during her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William S. Moore, who died in 1991.
Rita is survived by two sons, Paul W. Moore, of Erie, and Christopher Moore and his wife Julie, of Edinboro; two daughters, Colleen Blackmore and her husband Dr. Jonathan Blackmore, of Wilmington, N.C., and Laura Oldham and her husband James, of Millcreek; ten grandchildren, Peter Moore, Abigaile Kiker, Catherine Moore, Nathanial Moore, Andrew Oldham, Ryan Oldham, Rebecca Moore, Kayla Moore, Kelsey Moore and Connor Moore. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Alice McAndrew of Erie; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7-9 p.m., at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street, at Greengarden Boulevard. Further calling will be held at the chapel at Saint Mary's Home at Asbury Ridge, on Monday from 10 a.m., until the time of a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory
1595 West 38TH St. Erie, PA 16508
Published in the Erie Times-News on Mar. 15, 2014