Rita Ann Pastorius

November 24, 1937 - March 11, 2016

11/24/1937 - 03/11/2016

Past Services

Visitation
Sunday March 13, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Sunday March 13, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Cemetery
Monday March 14, 2016
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Service
Monday March 14, 2016
10:00 am
Our Lady of Peace Church
2 Allendale Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions

Rita Pastorius, 78, formerly of Glen Dale, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016 at Liza’s Place.
Rita left this world surrounded by those who loved her and will be forever remembered in their hearts.
She was born November 24, 1937, a daughter of the late William E. Smith and Laura (Frank) Solties. Rita was a member of Our Lady of Peace, Rosary Altar Society, Wheeling Hospital Auxiliary and Knights of Columbus Auxiliary Council #12195. She retired after 40 years of services as a bank teller, working at Morris Plan, Wheeling National and Wesbanco. Rita was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
In addition to her parents, Rita is preceded in death by her loving husband, John Melvin Pastorius (1962).
Rita is survived by her two sons, John (Donna) Pastorius of Wheeling, and Jim Pastorius of Glen Dale; two sisters, Mary Jane (Sam) Petros of Greenville, SC and Patty (Joe) Donzella of Wheeling; two grandchildren, Lindsey (Robert) Jesionowski of Mars, PA and Justin Pastorius of Wheeling; one great-granddaughter, Audrey Jesionowski; one niece, three nephews and several great nieces and nephews; special friend, Sister Jean Vidonic, and her loyal companion Lucy.
Family and friends will be received Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of Peace, Monday, March 14, at 10 am, with Rev. Dennis R. Schuelkens officiating. Interment to take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Our Lady of Peace Parish and school, in C/O www.tmcfunding.com.
Condolences may be offered to the family online at www.altmeyer.com.

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Nancy Knoblich
6 years ago

I worked with Rita at Wheeling National and just heard of her death this morning. She was a very nice lady who always had time to answer my questions regarding work. Was very sorry to hear of her passing.

Karen Townsend
6 years ago

Dear John and Jim, I did not know. I am so sorry for your loss of a most beautiful, loving lady that only comes along once in a lifetime. I will always be eternally grateful for all the love and support she always gave to my mom in good times and in bad. I send you love and peace. I know my mom will take care of her in heaven until we all meet again. Love you my cousins. Karen and Richard

Mike, Sarah, Lilly & Haden Barickman
6 years ago

Jim,
Please know that our family is thinking of you and your family. It is difficult when a parent passes away. We know you will truly miss your mom.

Marcella & Bernie
6 years ago

John, Jim & all the family,
We will miss Rita very much/she was more like a sister to us than a cousin. Her warm and loving smile will always be with us. We know she is with the Lord and is watching over all of us. Wish we could be with you all in your time of sorrow but know you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dave Diegmiller
6 years ago

Jim & family:

Please accept our condolences on the passing of your mother. Find peace in knowing she is in a very serene and beautiful place with your father and her mother.

God Bless,
Dave, Sherry, Rocky & Dempsey Diegmiller

Dave and Donna Durbin
6 years ago

Sympathies to the family for the passing of Rita. She always had a nice personality and sweetness about her. We both worked at Wheeling National Bank for many years.

Rev Christopher M Turner
6 years ago

You are in my prayers at the passing of Rita…May she Rest Easy…

Bill Pack
6 years ago

It is sad when our love ones are called from this earth. You know she is with Our Lord forever now. My prayers are for your family. May she rest in peace.

john samuels
6 years ago

my heart breaks for the loss of probably the nicest person I have ever known. There is another angel in heaven. Mrs. Pastorius will be forever in my heart.

Darlene Hinkle
6 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Rita’s family. What a wonderful, sweet lady. I worked with Rita at Wheeling National Bank. She was so patient and kind and I learned so much from her. She loved her family very much and just lit up when she spoke of them. She will be missed and fondly remembered. May God bless.