Rita M. Adam­son, for­merly of West Chester

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Rita M. Adam­son, 94, for­merly of West Chester, passed away on Wed­nes­day, October 12, 2016, af­ter a long and full life.

She was the wife of the late John W. Adam­son, who pre­de­ceased her in 2012 and with whom she shared 61 years of mar­riage.

Born in Philadel­phia, she was the third child born to James F. and Mar­garet McGrath Sul­li­van and grad­u­ated from West Catholic Girls High School in 1939.

She met her fu­ture hus­band, John, while both were work­ing at the Philadel­phia Navy Yard. They mar­ried in 1950 and started a fam­ily. As John was in the Navy, they moved of­ten in the early years of their mar­riage, tak­ing them to Cal­i­for­nia and Hawaii be­fore set­tling in Haver­town. John’s love of horses brought them out to West Chester in 1965. They were ac­tive mem­bers of SS. Si­mon and Jude Catholic Church.

Af­ter rais­ing their six chil­dren, Rita went back to work at Catholic So­cial Ser­vices in West Chester from where she re­tired af­ter 17 years. Later, she vol­un­teered at the Chil­dren’s Cancer Re­search Thrift Store in New­town Square.

At Ex­ton Se­nior Liv­ing, where Rita lived for over 5 years, she was known for her singing voice and her knowl­edge of words and trivia. The two ac­tiv­i­ties that gave her the most plea­sure were cross­word puz­zles and the ‘Word of the Day’. She also en­joyed Bingo, Po­keno and col­lect­ing candy prizes to give to her vis­i­tors.

Rita leaves be­hind six chil­dren: Kris­tine (Mark McClin­tock), Dorothy Heinz (Sam), Su­san O’Sul­li­van, John (Norma Arias), David (Maria Feeney), and Steven Sul­li­van; and eight grand­chil­dren: John Heinz, Daniel Adam­son, Paul Heinz, Ellen Car­man (Roger), Matthew McClin­tock, Katharine McClin­tock, John Adam­son and Ethan Adam­son.

Fu­neral ser­vices are pri­vate.

Con­tri­bu­tions in her mem­ory may be made to Chester County Hospi­tal, Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal of Philadel­phia or a char­ity of your choice.

On­line con­do­lences may be made by visit­ing www. founds­fu­ner­al­home.com.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.