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Rita Rose Pelter

September 28, 1944 — August 2, 2020

(Mary) Rita Rose Pelter, 75, loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus Sunday, August 2,2020. She was born September 28, 1944 in Pittsburgh and was daughter of the late Lawrence and Elsie Hayes Rose. Rita was a resident of Greenock for more than 40 years. Educated as a teacher she spent 10 years teaching full-time and many more as a substitute touching the lives of all students she taught. She was a faithful member of the Catholic Church her entire life. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, and traveling with her husband, crisscrossing the United States many times over and visiting all 50 states and several countries. More than anything else she loved traveling to spend time with her family and friends. She will be missed deeply by all. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, James; son Jeffrey (Alicia) Pelter of Overland Park, KS; daughters Melissa (Darren) Handley of Fayetteville, GA; and Janice (Eric) Nolan of Guilford, CT; grandchildren Adam, Nicholas, Makaila, Ethan, Ellsie, Noelle, Cora, and Aubrey; sisters-in-law JeanAnn Rose and Virginia Rose of Pittsburgh, and Jean Putt of Cleveland; many nephews, nieces, cousins, and loving friends. in addition to her parents, Rita was preceded in death by brothers Sonny & sister-in-law Minnie, Tommy, Bobby, Donald & sister-in-law Mary, and Paul; and parents-in-law Marion J and Dorothy M. Pelter. Friends are welcome Thursday, August 6 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm (MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED) at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Twp., (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael Church, Elizabeth on Friday August 7 at 10:00 am with the Rev. Thomas Wagner, officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The Salvation Army, or Central Food Bank of McKeesport, all organizations Rita believed in and supported. Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
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Visitation

Thursday, August 6, 2020

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory

6028 Smithfield St, Boston, PA 15135

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Visitation

Thursday, August 6, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory

6028 Smithfield St, Boston, PA 15135

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Mass

Friday, August 7, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

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