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Rita A. Bray


1930 - 2020
Rita A. Bray Obituary

Rita A. Bray, 90, of Wilkes Barre, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at Allied Services Center City, Wilkes Barre.

She was born in Swoyersville on June 5, 1930, the daughter of the late Paul and Catherine Beganski Romanauskas.

She was a member of the graduating class of 1948 of Swoyersville High School and also attended Wyoming Seminary Business School. She was employed by Allegany Lamp Co. as a bookkeeper until her retirement. Rita was a member of Ashley Presbyterian Church.

She was also a member of the Eastern Star where she served as past worthy matron.

Family was everything to Rita, she loved spending time with them, especially with her grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her brother, Joseph Romanauskas; and her sister, Loretta Burkhardt.

Surviving are sons, William Bray Jr., Mountain Top; daughters, Dorcas Bray, Wilkes-Barre; Laura Pisarcik and her husband, Mike, Wilkes-Barre; and Lisa Lewis, Ashley; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Twp.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Ashley Presbyterian Church, 32 N. Main St., Ashley, PA 18706.

The family would like to extend their deep gratitude to the entire staffs of Allied Services Center City and to Erwine's Hospice, for their excellent care and compassion given to Rita in her time of need.

Arrangements are by George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley.


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