Rita (Flood) Rechin, age 87, of Waite Hill, formerly of Chagrin Falls, died March 11, 2012, at Normandy Manor in Rocky River.
She was born Feb. 10, 1925, in Carbondale, Pa.
Mrs. Rechin was a member Divine Word Catholic Church in Kirtland. She was a volunteer at the coffee shop in Hillcrest Hospital, active with Christ Child Society and had received the Cleveland Foundation's Goff Philanthropic Award. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and sewing; she loved dogs and to spend time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Rechin enjoyed traveling the world with her husband.
Survivors include her daughters, Marcia Rechin of Willowick and Mary (Robert) Wayne of North Carolina; sons, Thomas (Helen) Rechin of Cleveland and John (Kathryn) Rechin of South Carolina; and grandchildren, Christianne, Shannah, Morgan, Sophia, Elizabeth, Margot, Emmett and Aidan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, F. James Rechin.
Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Divine Word Catholic Church, 8100 Eagle Road, Kirtland, OH 44094.
Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060. Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cleveland Foundation, 1422 Euclid Ave., Suite 1300, Cleveland, OH 44115-2001.
Online obituary at www.brunners.com.