Rita Mary Griffith
April 1, 1922 ~ May 5, 2016
Rita M. (Schultz) Griffith, 94, of Weirton, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016, peacefully at home surrounded by her husband and children. Born April 1, 1922 in Wheeling, WV, Rita was a daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Estep) Schultz. She was preceded in death by her sister Dolores Abraham and a great-grandson Vincent Nguyen.
Rita worked as the Executive Director of the American Cancer Society Weirton Branch for 10 years and then began a second career as a real estate agent in association with Tony P. Sellitti until her retirement. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, a 50 year member of the Weirton Women's Club, and was an avid bridge player, belonging to several clubs in the area. Rita enjoyed fashion and home decorating; was an avid reader; and, traveled extensively.
Surviving is her husband of 67 years, George Griffith, a son Geoffery (Rosemary) Griffith of Haymarket, VA, her three daughters Christine Liming of Baltimore, MD, Patricia (Warren) Childers of Goldsboro, NC, and Amy Griffith of Clayton, NC and grandchildren Katherine Griffith, Maggie Liming, Zackary and Paige Childers, Kyle and Jillian Bricker, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10AM at St. Paul Catholic Church, Weirton with Rev. Father Larry Dorsch officiating.
Interment will follow at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Cemetery, Triadelphia, WV.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church, 140 Walnut St., Weirton, WV 26062.
Greco Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
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Dear George and family,
We go back so many years that I don\’t know where to begin. How about Palisades Drive, the Elks, the Williams Country Club or many other places on Marland Heights. It was like one big happy family. I was so saddened to hear about Rita\’s passing. You must have a true treasure trove of fond memories that will last forever. God Bless you and your family.
In Christian love, D. Lee & Judith W. Shroads
Mrs. Griffith looks so beautiful in the wonderful montage of photos and that is how I will always remember her. She was a very good friend to my Mother and I’m sure, very soon, they will delight again in each other’s company. With much sympathy, Noel
On behalf of the friends of Amy Griffith, we give our many hugs and support to her, Kyle and Jillian. So sorry for your loss! Love you!
Dear George and family, I have such fond memories of Rita. She was the most beautiful person. I know no words can comfort you at the moment of loss but please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Yours Betty (Mathews) Lawrence
Condolences to Chris and all her family from friends at Sheppard Pratt Gatehouse Shop and Volunteer Services.
Patti, Amy and family: So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Remember her when we were growing up, very nice and classy – your parents were a consummate couple! Still amazed how she could drive a car using both feet on the pedals – in that little white hatchback! Lots of memories with you guys…keeping you all in my prayers, God Bless
George & family Cherie and I are sorry to hear of your loss. Rita was indeed a great lady and will be missed. We are sorry that we will not be able to pass on our condolences in person but you will be in our prayers God Bless, Bernie & Cherie Kelly
George so sorry for your loss. My Rita’s soul rest in peace
The loss of a loved one can grieve the heart, therefore treasure the special times you did spend with your loved one. Draw strength from the love of family and friends and may God’s loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time of grief. My prayers are with you and your family. Psalms 119:50,76
Our love and support go out to Amy and her family. The video tribute was beautiful. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
To my neighbors and friends, The Griffiths, my deepest sympathy to you during this sorrowful time. Only time can heal the pain in your hearts. God Bless
Sorry to hear about your loss. May you find hope in the God of all comfort. 2 Cor. 1:3-5