Rita A. Heck, 86, of Avoca, formerly of Bradford St., Wilkes-Barre, died February 25, 2012 at home.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Peter G. and Lillian Reiser George. She was a graduate of GAR High School and was a former member of St. Boniface Church, Blackman St., Wilkes-Barre. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a sewing machine operator in the shoe industry. She enjoyed babysitting neighborhood children and spending time with family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard J. Heck, in 1984; sisters, Elizabeth Mangan and Ruth Handzo.
Rita is survived by sons, John Heck and his wife, Faye, Avoca; Karl Heck and his wife, Jennie, White Haven; daughter, Christina "Tina" Rhodes, and her husband, James, Wilkes-Barre; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and brother, Peter George, Shavertown.
Funeral service was celebrated March 3 in the Lehman Family Funeral Service, Wilkes-Barre. Interment Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton. Special Thanks is extended to her daughter-in-law, Faye Heck, for her devoted care.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr., No. 7, Wilkes-Barre, 18702. Online condolences may be sent at www.lehmanfuneralhome.com.