Mrs. Rita J. Dusza, 92, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019.
She was born to Nicholas and Loretta Rose of Niles.
Rita was a 1944 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and a 1948 graduate of the St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing, as part of the Government Cadet Corps of Nursing.
She worked at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, where she met the love of her life, Bernie. They married in 1950 and moved to Chicago, where she worked at Cook County Hospital, while her husband attended dental school at Loyola University.
After moving back to Warren, they started their family.
Rita was an extraordinary mother and grandmother and a wonderful wife. She was well known for her delicious meals and baked goods and fed anyone and everyone who came into her home. Many family and friends spent happy hours in the backyard pool and at the farm.
Rita was active in a variety of charitable organizations, including the St. Joseph Hospital Women’s Auxiliary and while serving as president, published a beloved cookbook. She also served in the Corydon Palmer Dental Society Women’s Auxiliary. She was a member of Trumbull Town Hall, the Chip and Putt golf league, the Warren Women’s Church golf league and the Dig and Delve garden club.
She loved to travel, especially when travel involved visiting her family.
She was an active member of St. Joseph Church.
Surviving children include Mark Dusza of Boulder, Colorado; Lisa Indra of Warren; Amy (Jim) Lott of Birmingham, Alabama; David (Allyson) Dusza of Delaware, Ohio and Chris (Tina) Dusza of Phoenix, Arizona. There are seven grandchildren, Julia and James Lott, Sarah, Nicholas and Katherine Dusza and Olivia and Mallory Dusza.
Preceding her in death were her parents; brother, Paul and husband, Dr. Bernard T. Dusza.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Joseph Church, at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, April 1, 2019.
The family will receive callers at 9:30 a.m., at the church.
Entombment will be in All Souls Cemetery, Cortland.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to sign the guestbook and send condolences to Rita’s family.
A television tribute will air Friday, March 29 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.