Rita Goetzinger Yarussi, age 89 of the Conrad House at Brevillier Village passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 28, 2010. She was born in Erie on February 9, 1921 a daughter of the late Martin and Frances Graml Goetzinger.

She was a homemaker and a retired cook from the Erie School District. She was a member of St. Joseph Church Bread of Life Community.

She was preceded in death by six sisters, Marie Haft, Catherine Martz, Elizabeth Klein, Agnes Ritchie, Sally Samarco and Mildred Schwenk; two brothers, Matthew and Martin Goetzinger.

She is survived by her beloved daughter, Linda Krider and her husband, Duane of Harborcreek and a son, Michael Yarussi of Erie. Three grandchildren, Richard Yarussi of Calif., William Skelly, III and his wife, Erin, and Michael Krider whom she affectionately call Sunshine all of Harborcreek. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

The Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, Inc. 2502 Sassafras Street was in charge of the arrangements. Memorial may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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