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Rita C. (Yost) SleowskyFebruary 25, 1921 ~ October 26, 2017 (age 96)
Rita C. (Yost) Sleowsky
Age 96, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at St. Anne Home, Greensburg. Rita was born Feb. 25, 1921, in Hahntown, North Huntingdon Township, the daughter of the late William and Katherine Yost. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, James M. Sleowsky, Sept. 30, 1986; her brothers, Edward, Henry and Raphael Yost; and her sisters, Irene Jones Brivec, Cecelia Irwin, Regina Waltz and Evelyn Sam. She is survived by her daughter, Janet C. Barker and her husband, Hal, of Greensburg, and her son, James L. Sleowsky and his wife, Maureen, of North Carolina. She is also survived by a loving granddaughter, Amy Sleowsky Bolch and her husband, Casey, of North Carolina, many nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Prior to Rita moving to Greensburg in 1987 after the death of her husband, she was an active parishioner member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin for many years. She served her parish faithfully as a C.C.D. teacher for elementary, middle and high school students. She additionally served with the parish C.Y.O. youth group. She also nurtured a lifelong love of gardening including flowers, vegetables and cacti. Later in life, she became active in a senior bowling league in the Greensburg area where she enjoyed competing for several years. She enjoyed her travels to many National Parks, beaches, cities and resorts across the country with her daughter and son-in-law. She also treasured the good times she spent during her visits with her son and his family at their home in North Carolina. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 Main St., Greensburg, where parting prayers will be held at 9 a.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, 300 N. Main St., Greensburg, with the Rev. Monsignor Raymond E. Riffle, officiating. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Anne Home for their loving care during Rita's stay with them. Visit www.kepplegraft.com.