B. Rita Moler, 83

January 29, 2011
  • Moler

MAY 30, 1927-JAN. 28, 2011

B. Rita Moler, 83, of Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown.

Born May 30, 1927, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Cusimano Gugluizza.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Moler, in 1969.

Rita was previously employed by the Hagerstown Tennis Club.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and formerly a member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church in Williamsport, where she was involved with the Sodality.

Rita was a generous contributor to various worldwide charities.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Griemsmann and husband, Bill, of Hagerstown, and Michele Helm and husband, Bill, of Greencastle, Pa.; four sons, Gregory Moler and wife, Linda, of Ohio, Mark Moler and wife, Kelly, and Patrick Moler and wife, Denise, both of Hagerstown, and Scott Moler and wife, Nikki, of Falling Waters, W.Va.; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Michael Moler; and three brothers, Anthony Willis, Joseph Gugluizza and Thomas Gugluizza.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Christopher Moore as celebrant. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick, Md.

The family will receive friends Monday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1760 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or the Arthritis Foundation, 22 S. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701.

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