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Mrs. Rita M. Zanders
Mrs. Rita M. Zanders, 86, of Lehighton, passed into eternal rest on Wednesday morning, May 7, in the residence of her daughter Jill of 188 Wagner St., Lehighton. She was the widow of Raymond E. Zanders Sr.
Prior to retiring, she was a library aide for the Lehighton Area School District.
Born in Franklin Township, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Edith (Savitz) Cossman.
She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Lehighton, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.
She enjoyed her work and cherished her time with her loving family.
Surviving are three daughters, Edith, wife of Joseph Lutsko, Jill, wife of Bruce Smith of Lehighton, and Millie of Philadelphia; three sons, Edward, and his wife, Nina, Michael, and his wife, Kathleen, and John, and his wife, Deborah, of Lehighton; three sisters, Pat wife of Bart Fritzinger of Lehighton, Edith Kunkle of Franklin Township and Frances Keegan of Endicott, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Raymond E. "Punkin" Jr.
Service: Memorial Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Monday, May 12, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Lehighton, with the Rev. Michael E. Ahrensfield officiating. Interment, parish cemetery, Lehighton. Call 9-10 a.m. Monday in the church. Rosary recitation 8:30 a.m. Monday. Arrangements by Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and Iron streets, Lehighton. Contributions in her name may be made to the church, 242 N. Third St., Lehighton, Pa. 18235. Online condolences can be offered at www.ovsakfh.com.

Published in Times News on May 8, 2014
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