Rita M. Weis

Rita M. Weis, 71, of 149 West Condot Road, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, October 19, 2017, at her residence.

She was born August 11, 1946, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Charles and Ingeborg Nelson Brendel. She was a lifelong resident of the area, a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1964, and a graduate of St. Margaret’s School of Nursing in Pittsburgh.  Rita worked in the Emergency and Operating Rooms at Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital and later worked for many years for Dr. Thacker at the Pain Clinic, from which she retired.

In July of 1967, Rita married Michael W. “Mick” Weis, who preceded her in death on May 3, 2013.

She is survived by a daughter, Leigh Aaron and her husband James of St. Marys; a son Brian Weis and his wife Sharon Sibley-Weis of Sellersville, PA; and by a granddaughter, Audrey South.

In addition to her husband and parents, Rita was preceded in death by a sister, Alma Dawn Brendel.

Rita was a member of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church. She was an active member of the Nurses’ Study Club and volunteered for Meals-on-Wheels and the Resale Shop.  Rita enjoyed spending time with her family and her beloved dog, Wally.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 11:00 AM, with Dave Catalano officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Nurses’ Study Club, c/o Charlotte Beimel, 524 North Michael Street, St. Marys, PA 15857, or to the Christian Food Bank, PO Box 1033, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Debbie Jacob October 21, 2017 at 7:01 am

Leigh, Brian and Family, I’m so very sorry for you loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you! Your mom was a great neighbor, loving person, and a wonderful listener to me in my many times of need! She will be definitely missed by all. I’ve lost a good friend but she is resting with Mick, whom she missed so much! My sincere condolences and remember take one day at a time!

Matthew Jon Silfies~Potter October 21, 2017 at 9:33 am

Brian & Sharon,

We are so sorry. The passing of a parent is never easy, especially when it was unexpected. There will never be words to take away the sorrow and the pain, but may the good memories and the love you shared provide some comfort and peace…and may it pave the way to healing your heartache.

Matthew & Rik

Patty and Bob Carnes October 21, 2017 at 11:09 am

Rita was a great lady and nurse. Always laughing. She will be missed so very much. R.I.P. Rita.

Debbie Freeburg October 21, 2017 at 11:12 am

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and sympathy.

Valerie Hanes October 21, 2017 at 12:36 pm

I can’t find the words to say how sad I am hearing about your Mom’s passing. I’m so sorry. She was a wonderful, compassionate lady and nurse. I will miss her.

Mike and Gerri Ireland October 21, 2017 at 1:38 pm

Rita was beautiful inside and out. She was an awesome nurse, as well! So sorry for your loss. 🙁

Mary Hayes October 21, 2017 at 1:43 pm

I’m so sorry for the loss of Rita. She was an awesome nurse and a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Robert Maholtz October 21, 2017 at 2:50 pm

Just wanted to say sorry for your loss my friend. I remembered your mom from school activities. She was a good woman, bless her soul.

Ann Watkavitch October 21, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Rita was a beautiful lady. Excellent nurse, knew her when she worked the emergency room. She took care of me many times. R.I.P. Rita, you will be missed.

Gary Taylor October 21, 2017 at 6:34 pm

We were so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was so wonderful to my mother, Joyce Kent. I could never thank her enough for all that she did for her. She was definitely a gift from God in so many ways! Our many prayers are with you at this time. Love in Christ, Gary, Dawn and family

Jeanine Burgess Gilson October 22, 2017 at 12:46 am

Brian, Leigh, and Family ~ I am so very sorry to hear of your beautiful Mother’s passing. Sending my deepest sympathies and holding space for you.

Pam Gutowski Smith October 22, 2017 at 9:18 am

My deepest sympathy and condolences on the loss of your mother. Please find comfort knowing that you and your family are in my prayers. So sorry for your loss.

Sarah Simons October 22, 2017 at 12:08 pm

My deepest sympathy to Rita’s children & granddaughter. I remember seeing Rita at the hospital when I worked there. She was a very attractive lady & a very knowledgeable & caring nurse. My prayers that each of you find comfort in time remembering her thru the beautiful, happy & loving memories that you shared over the years. God bless each of you during this sad & difficult time!

Denise Pesce October 23, 2017 at 8:08 am

So sorry for your loss. Rita was a wonderful person with a great sense of humor. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Denise & Kiley Pesce

Carol Longhi October 23, 2017 at 10:29 am

Brian, Leigh & Audrey,
My deepest condolences. Rita was a genuinely kind woman and I will miss her. I am unable to attend her service, as I am out of town…….but she will be in my thoughts!

Stephen Regec, MD October 23, 2017 at 1:09 pm

Sorry to hear about the loss of this very special person. She will be missed by all that knew her. She was definitely one of my favorites.

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