Rita R. Glebocki

| 14 Sep 2023 | 01:08

    Rita R. Glebocki of Florida, N.Y., entered into rest on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023. She was 86 years young.

    The daughter of John Lempka and Rose Heter Lempka, she was born on March 7, 1937, in Florida, N.Y.

    Rita was a hard-worker, committed to her family and faith. She was an active member of St. Joseph’s Church, banquet committee and member of the H.S.O. of St. Joseph School, a member of the Living Rosary Society and a choir member since childhood.

    Rita was a graduate of S.S. Seward Institute and was the school’s very first Prom Queen.

    She made friends easily and had a great sense of humor. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and hosting holiday parties. Everyone looked forward to her traditional Polish dishes, especially her pierogies. She had a fighting spirit and she displayed this by fighting for her life until the last moment.

    Survivors include her daughters Patricia Ann Hillman and Lisa Rose Decker; grandchildren John Hillman Jr. and wife Aubrey, Joseph Hillman, Ursula Hillman and Reese Joseph Decker; great grandchildren Madelynn, Hannah, Layla, Uhtred, Cecilia, Joseph Jr. and Vincent, along with her sister, Joan Komsa. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

    She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Joseph F. Glebocki; brother Raymond Lempka and sisters Theresa McGrath and Rose Bono.

    Visitation was held Sept. 17 at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 22 Glenmere Ave., Florid.

    A Funeral Mass was held Sept. 18 at St. Joseph Church, Florida, N.Y.

    Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Florida, N.Y.

    Rita’s family would like to thank the staff at Garnet Health Medical Center, Valley View Rehab, Good Samaritan Homecare and Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, and everyone who supported and prayed for her.

    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or to any Humane Society.

    Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home. To send a condolence online, please go to www.purtafuneralhome.com.