rita marywinhaber
Rochester: Thursday, June 28, 2012 at age 96. Predeceased by her husband Rudolph Winhaber; sons, Robert and James Winhaber; brother, Joseph Vogt Jr.; sister, Helen Sullivan. She is survived by her loving children Richard (Van), John (Olga), Mary (Michael) Kostiw; 9 grandchildren; several great and great-great grandchildren; brother, Ray Vogt; many nieces, nephews and cousins; special cousin Rev. John Drexel O.M.I. Rita was a lifetime member of Holy Family Church and Young at Heart. The family would like to thank Woodside Manor for all their thoughtful care. Friends may call Monday, July 2nd 4-8 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece Chapel. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 11 AM at Holy Cross Church 4488 Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY 14612. Interment will follow Mass in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions may be made to The Marie Helen Drexel Association, c/o Sue (Gillette) Cooman, 8 Woodbury Way, Fairport, NY 14450 in Rita's memory.

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  1. Dear Grandma,
    I will treasure all my memories that i have of you!! All the Christmas’s and Thanksgiving’s we had. Everytime we came to your house and you tried to feed us everything in your cupboards and fridge!! I will never forget how lucky i was to have you there for both my children when they were born, i can at least say many people do not have 5 generations in one room at one time!! You are such an amazing women, so strong willed and hearted. No matter who came through your door you always treated them as family. I love you grandma and I will miss you till the day i see you in heaven. Please tell grandpa that I send my love to him as well, glad to see you both together again!! I love you always!!! And you will be greatly missed!

  2. Dearest Rita: You told me once that you never expected to live this long; but God blessed us all with your presence because he knew how loved you are and I am so grateful that he did. Words can never express the heartfelt love I will always have for you and all you did for me over the years. Although I will miss you every single day, I am comforted with the thought that you are now with Rudy, Bob and Jimmy as well as all your loved ones. We were so blessed to have had you with us all these years, and heaven is now rejoicing that you – my dearest Rita – are finally Home!! Until we meet again dear one, all my love!

  3. So many happy memories go together with the mention of your name, Aunt Rita. You were the perfect Aunt who always welcomed my visits from the time I was a little girl. My prayers go out to your children and their families at this time. Knowing that you are now welcomed to heaven by your sons Jimmy and Bobby, your husband (my Uncle Rudy) and all the other loved ones who have gone before you, gives me great comfort. I will always remember you with love .

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