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Rita M. Sabadish

Monday, August 9, 1926Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Rita M. Sabadish, 93, a former resident of Swoyersville, passed into eternal life on Wednesday afternoon, December 18, 2019, at Sunrise Senior Living, Exton, where she resided for the past three years.

Her loving husband was the late John J. Sabadish who passed away on April 22, 2017. Together, John and Rita shared 66 beautiful years of marriage.

Born on August 09, 1926, in Larksville, Rita was one of two children born to the late Andrew and Anna (Molchan) Kurovsky.

Raised in Larksville, Rita was a graduate of the former Larksville High School, Class of 1944.

A homemaker most of her life, Rita was devoted to tending to the daily needs of her family. In addition to her role as homemaker, Rita also assisted her husband in his upholstery business.

A faithful Catholic, Rita was a longtime member of the former Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Swoyersville, where she held membership with the church’s Confraternity of Christian Mother’s and its Holy Name Society. Additionally, she served her church as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist; ran its Bingo for many years; was actively involved with its annual bazaar; and assisted with many other functions at the church. Following the consolidation, Rita became a member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.

Rita served for many years as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, and was also a tour guide for some years at the Denison House, Forty Fort.

An outgoing and vibrant woman, Rita loved to entertain and socialize with her family and friends. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her loved ones, and was known to enjoy a good card game with both her fellow card club members and her family. Rita was also an avid traveler and was blessed to visit many destinations around the world and each of the 50 states.

In addition to her parents, Andrew and Anna Kurovsky, and her husband, John, Rita was preceded in death by her only brother, Andrew Kurovsky; and her sister-in-law, Marie Kurovsky.

Rita is survived by her five children, Mary Ann Spitale and her husband, Tony, West Wyoming; Gloria Phillips and her husband, Frank, Hanover Township; John A. Sabadish and his wife, Marie, Pikeville, North Carolina; Joseph Sabadish and his wife, Marianne, St. Petersburg, Florida; and Michael Sabadish and his wife, Kimberly, Chester Springs.

Rita is also survived by her fourteen grandchildren, Anna (Michael) Kenny, John (Amber) Spitale, Michael (Nadia) Spitale, Emily Phillips, Elizabeth (Chad) Uecker, Frank Phillips, Kathryn (Jake) Lehnowsky, John (Carissa) Sabadish, Rita (Ross) Perry, Alina Hall, Joseph Sabadish, Paul Sabadish, Noah Sabadish, and Zoe Sabadish; as well as her eleven great-grandchildren, Evelyn, Jack, Sawyer, Wyatt, Owen, Miles, Elliot, Mason, Nora, Ryker, and Jord; and her five nephews, and one niece.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on Monday, December 23, 2019, at 9:30 AM from the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rita’s nephew, the Reverend Andrew Kurovsky, Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Peckville.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Anthony’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Courtdale.

Family and Friends are invited to Rita’s viewing which will be held on Monday morning from 8:00 to 9:30 AM, at the funeral home.

The Confraternity of Christian Mothers of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will recite the Rosary on Monday morning at 9:15 AM in the church.

For additional information or to send the Sabadish Family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home web-site, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com, or Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rita’s memory to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, Pennsylvania 18704.

 

 

Service Date
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 10:00am
Services

A viewing for Rita will be held on Monday, December 23, 2019, from 8:00 to 9:30 AM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

The funeral service will begin on Monday morning at 9:30 AM at the funeral home. Those relatives and friends who will be joining in the funeral procession are asked to assemble at the funeral home no later than 9:00 AM on Monday morning.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 AM at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville. Rita’s nephew, the Reverend Andrew Kurovsky, Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Peckville, will celebrate the Funeral Mass.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Anthony’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Courtdale.

Following the Service, the family would like all those in attendance to join them for a luncheon. Details will be announced at the cemetery.

 

Cemetery

Saint Anthony's Cemetery, Courtdale

Location

Wroblewski Funeral Home | View Map

Church

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish | View Map

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