Rita Korischar Miletta of Taylor died Monday morning at the Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Taylor, where she had been a resident since August. Her husband, Wadie, died Sept. 13, 1991.
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Born in Scranton on Feb. 21, 1918, daughter of the late John and Agnes Wroblewski Korischar, Rita worked in the garment industry before retirement. She was a former parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church, Taylor. Throughout her life, Rita enjoyed cooking, baking and quilting at St. David's Church. Her family was the center of her life, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she will be remembered for her unique collection of butterflies.
The family would like to express its deepest gratitude to doctors Scott Rieder and Armando Sallavanti, the Laurels, Old Forge, and the staff of the Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the care and concern they gave Rita.
Surviving are a son, Paul and wife, Dolores Miletta, Lake Ariel; a daughter-in-law, Carol Miletta, Greensburg; four grandchildren, Marcella Chludzinski, Paul and Ronald Miletta and Toni Gross; three great-grandsons, Christopher, Kyle and Kevin Chludzinski; a great-great-granddaughter, Leesha; a sister, Bernadette Kowanick, Scranton; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas; two brothers, Francis and George; two sisters, Agnes Biedrzcki and Clare Cardoni; and a devoted companion of 15 years, Junior Chester.
The funeral will be Friday at 10 a.m. from the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St., by the Rev. Francis Pauselli. Interment, St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. Visit www.semian cares.com to share memories or extend condolences.
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 23, 2013