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Official Obituary of

Rita Mary Martin

November 20, 1926 ~ April 2, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Rita Martin Obituary

Rita Mary (Shedleski) Martin, 97, of Hershey, passed away April 2, 2024.  She was born November 20, 1926, in Kulpmont, PA and was the tenth of thirteen children to the late Benjamin and Rose (Sutranovich) Shedleski.  She was predeceased on November 17, 2012, by her loving husband, Vincent W. Martin.

Rita graduated from high school at age 16 and then worked ten years as a seamstress in the Kulpmont area. She married Vincent Martin in 1953. After marrying, she and husband Vince lived in Buffalo, NY before relocating to Lancaster, PA. While living in Lancaster she worked at JC Penny in the Park City Mall. Their family later moved to Pittsburgh, PA where she worked at the Saint Francis Medical Center as an oncology unit secretary. Her and Vince retired to Hershey, PA where she continued to work part-time as a unit secretary at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling, reading, and cooking. Rita could also speak fluent Polish. She will be greatly missed by her family who loved her dearly.

She is survived by her sons, Dennis, James, William and Peter; grandchildren, Monika, Ryan and Vince; daughters-in-law, Joanne and Jean, and a sister, Irene.

Family and friends are invited for Mass on Friday, April 12th from 11 to 12 PM at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 359 W Areba Ave, Hershey, PA 17033 with Father Al Seski officiating. Burial will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Friday April 19th 2024 at 11:30 AM.

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April 12, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
359 West Areba Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033

Graveside Service
April 19, 2024

11:30 AM
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
54 Indiantown Gap Road
Annville, Pennsylvania 17003


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