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Rita E. Kurilovitch, 79, a former Ferry Avenue resident, died Saturday (Feb. 17, 2001) in Schoellkopf Health Center after a lengthy illness.

Born Rita Russell in Hornell, she came to Niagara Falls as a young girl and attended local schools.

She worked at Sales Book, which became Moore Business Forms, and also worked at Hooker Chemical, Russo-Alongi Oldsmobile and Niagara University in the food service department.

Mrs. Kurilovitch was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church.

She enjoyed country music, flower and vegetable gardening, collecting Americana knickknacks and spoiling her two dogs.

Her husband, George Kuril-ovitch, died in 1973.

Survivors include four sons, John Russell of Lewiston, Mark of Wilson, and Michael and James, both of Niagara Falls; a daughter, Donna Munro of Niagara Falls; a sister, Gilberta "Billie" Wagner of Niagara Falls; and six grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 339 22nd St. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.


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