Dolores A. “Dolly” Ritz, 82, of West Hazleton, passed away suddenly Thursday evening at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton.
Born in Mahanoy City, she was the daughter of the late John and Bernice (Dembowski) Rodriguez.
She was a member of Church of All Saints, McAdoo.
Prior to retiring, Dolores was employed at Pocono Knitting Factory, Hazleton.
Dolores was an avid bingo player. She enjoyed crocheting canvas crosses for her family and friends. She also loved crossword puzzles and game shows. Dolores was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be sadly missed.
Preceding her in death, were her husband Louis F. Ritz, Sr.; brothers Joseph, John Jr., Victor and Raymond Rodriguez; sister Frances Salvadore; and son-in-law Walter Farraday, Jr.
Surviving, are her daughter Lynda Berdan and husband Thomas, of Reading; son Louis F. Ritz, Jr. and wife Marybeth, of West Hazleton; daughters LouAnn Farraday, of Hazleton; Lisaann Ritz, of Hazleton; and Leeann Shulenski and husband Larry, of West Hazleton; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother Edward Rodriguez, of Nuremburg; and many nieces and nephews also survive.
Her funeral will be held Tuesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in Church of All Saints, McAdoo. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception R.C. Cemetery, McAdoo.
No public calling hours will be held.
The Damiano Funeral Home, Inc., is assisting the family with arrangements.
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