October 2, 1925 ~ January 3, 2021

Born in: Greece, NY
Resided in: Rochester, NY

Rita D. Penazek


Greece:  Sunday, January 3, 2021 at age 95 went home to be with the Lord , and husband, Walter; predeceased by parents, Frances and Joseph Wardynski; brothers, Walter and Stanley; sister-in-law, Jean; mother and father-in-law, Louis and Lottie Pieniaszek; sisters-in-law, Virginia Schirmer; Patricia Pieniaszek; brothers-in-law, James Hawryliak, James Harris, Bernard Pensek and Leon Penazek.  She is survived by her loving children, Dorene Baskin, Janice (James) Alderson, Linda Penazek, and Wayne (Karen) Penazek; grandsons, Christopher and Erik Hyde, Nathaniel, Aaron and Benjamin Penazek; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Patrick, Janzen and Liliana; sister-in-laws Dolores Hawryliak, Arlene Harris, Lorraine Penazek, Gloria Pensek; brother-in-laws Ronald Pieniaszek, Richard (Gail) Pieniaszek and many loving family, nieces, nephews and close dear friends.


Rita’s visitation will be held Monday, January 11th  4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Rd.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, January 12th 10:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, Greece. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in her memory.  For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com


Visitation: January 11, 2021 4:00 pm - January 11, 2021 7:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: January 12, 2021 10:00 am

St. John the Evangelist Church - Greece
2400 West Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14626

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Rita D. Penazek 's name.

Alzheimer's Association

919 N Michigan Ave Ste 1000 Chicago, IL 60611

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  1. Doreen, Janice, Linda and Wayne,
    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother!! May you find comfort that she is now with your father!! I am so grateful that we lived in such a wonderful and loving neighborhood and had all our parents watching over us as we played!! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!! Can you imagine the reunion in heaven of the Sharon Drive gang!!!

  2. We send our prayers to all the family of Rita. We know how much she was loved. May God watch over all of you & comfort you in these sad times. Her love & memories will always be in your hearts.

    Bob & Nancy Burgo

  3. My deepest condolences to the family of Rita Penazek for the loss of their Dear Mother and Grandmother.
    I’ve known Mr. and Mrs. Penazek since the mid 1980’s. They were fine, loving, caring and down to earth parents.
    I’m sure they are now lovingly bonded in heaven as they were here on earth.
    God bless them and the loving memories they left their family.
    Mike Moriarity

    • Thanks so much for your heartfelt note, Gerry. I still have great memories of working together at building 318!

      Blessings to you and your family,

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