Rita Litchkowski

Obituary of Rita Litchkowski

Rita M. Litchkowski, 81, of Nanticoke passed away peacefully Saturday morning, September 7, 2019 at ManorCare, Kingston.


Born September 19, 1937 in Nanticoke, she was a daughter of the late Ignatius and Victoria Ludorf Stefaniak.  She was happily married for 60 glorious years to her beloved husband,  Frank (Spike) Litchkowski.  They resided in the Hanover section of Nanticoke until moving to Dallas to be near their daughter Sharon a few years ago.


She was a life-long member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, Nanticoke and previously St. Mary of Czetochowa Parish.


She will be deeply missed by her husband, Spike; children, Steven (Holly) Litchkowski of Shawnee, KS; Karen Therriault of Inlet Beach, FL; Susan (Ed) Sullivan of Pittsburgh and Sharon (Tom) Mooney of Dallas; grandchildren, Megan (Jakob) McClanahan, Adam Litchkowski, Katie (Sean) Newport, Sarah Sullivan,  Sean Mooney and Colin Mooney; a sister, Marie (Jim) Gill; and brother, Len (Mary) Stefaniak; as well as nieces, nephews and friends.


Rita’s family would like to sincerely thank her caretaker, Helen Scintilla, and the staff at ManorCare for their compassion, respect and exceptional care they provided. 


Funeral services will begin Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad Street, Nanticoke with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, alternate site, St. Mary’s Church, 1030 S. Hanover Street, Nanticoke with the Rev. James R. Nash, her pastor, as celebrant.


Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Viewing and a period of visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.


Viewing and Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
170 East Broad Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-5370

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Thursday, September 12, 2019
St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, alternate site, St. Mary's Church
1030 South Hanover Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-4833


St. Mary's Cemetery
1594 South Main Street
Hanover Township, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 822-6941
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