Rita Rittenhouse

Obituary of Rita Mae Rittenhouse

Rita M. Rittenhouse, age 92, of Plymouth passed away Friday, July 2, 2021 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Pikes Creek on November 4, 1928 and was the daughter of the late William, Sr. and Margaret O'Kane Sayre. Rita graduated from Lehman High School before becoming employed as a seamstress with various dress shops and garment factories throughout the Wyoming Valley. She was an avid bowler and was well loved within the bowling community. Rita was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. In addition to her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald "Judd" Rittenhouse; daughter, Gail Biniek; son-in-law, Thomas J. Biniek, Sr.; grandson, Heath Jared Rittenhouse; granddaughter, Amanda Rittenhouse; brothers, William, Walter, and Elwood Sayre; and sister, Audrey Lamoreaux. She is survived by sons, Donald "Peanut" Rittenhouse, Gerald Rittenhouse, Jr. and wife Donna, Jeff Rittenhouse and wife Mary, and Mark Rittenhouse and wife Brenda; sisters, Beverly Tirpak and Carol White; brother, Craig Sayre; step-mother, Lillian Sayre; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 11:00 AM from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek with Pastor Laura Kyler, Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Church, officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lake Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington, DC 20090-8018.
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Wednesday
7
July

Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc.
2386 State Route 118
Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania, United States
Thursday
8
July

Final Resting Place

Thursday, July 8, 2021
Maple Grove Cemetery
 
Pikes Creek, Pennsylvania, United States
Thursday
8
July

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc.
2386 State Route 118
Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania, United States
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