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Obituaries

January 25, 2014

Rita J. Fye

MUNDYS CORNER — FYE – Rita J., 71, Mundys Corner, passed away Jan. 24, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family.  Born Feb. 6, 1942, in  Mundys Corner, daughter of the late William and Margaret (Seth) Broad.  Preceeded in death by sisters, Theresa Witt, Mary Ellen Broad and Margaret Dugan; and brothers, Joseph and Bernie Broad.  Survived by husband, Ronald M. Fye Sr., a resident at Cambria Care; children, Ronald M. Fye Jr., Mundys Corner;  Merle and Mary Ellen Fye, at home; Rita Jean Fye, Nanty Glo; and Joseph C. (Joyce) Fye, Greencastle; and grandchildren, Nathan, Maia, Seth, Jesse and Jarren.  Also survived by brothers, Robert (Geraldine) Broad, Thomas (Rainie) Broad and James (Peg) Broad; sister, Rosie Szwast; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Rita was a member of St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, Mundys Corner.  She retired as a mail carrier for the postal service and at one time had served as a bus driver.  She also enjoyed playing bingo.  Rita’s children and grandchildren were her life, and she will be sadly missed by all of them.  A gathering of friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo, where a vigil prayer service also will be held.  Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Vianney Church, the Very Rev. Andrew Stanko, celebrant. Followed by committal at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to Catholic Charities or to St. Vincent de Paul Society in Rita’s memory.   

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