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WICK, Rita M.

WICK - Rita M. Age 89, formerly of 422 Harper Drive, Lewiston, died on November 26, 2014 at Sarah Reed Senior Living in Erie, PA. She was born in Erie, on March 22, 1925, to the late Clarence and Julia (Wiersbinski) Wick. She was a member of St. Peter's Church in Lewiston. Ms. Wick entered the Mount Mercy Academy in Buffalo in 1943. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Canisius College in 1956 and earned her Masters of Education at Niagara University in 1971. She was a teacher in the Sisters of Mercy until 1965. She then taught English in the Niagara Falls Schools from 1966-1987, most notably at LaSalle Senior High School. After her retirement, she volunteered in the Niagara Falls Teachers Retirees Local 801. She held the office of President for two terms from 1992-1996. She was also a substitute teacher and home tutor. Teaching was her great love and she was passionate about mentoring her students. Ms. Wick was an also an avid sports fan, especially for the Buffalo Bills. Ms. Wick is survived by her brother Daniel, of Miami, FL, her nephew Daniel Wick, Jr. also of Miami, her niece Joanne Maynard of Orlando, FL, her niece/goddaughter Pamela (Dennis) Magerle of Erie, her nephew David (Jen) Wick of Victor, NY, and her nephew John (Renee) Wick of Jamestown, NY. She was preceded in death by her brothers Joseph, John, and Paul. A Memorial Mass will be held for Ms. Wick and her life-long friend, Hope Hastings, on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM at St. Peter's R.C. Church, 620 Center Street, Lewiston. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Jamestown, NY. Memorials can be made in her name to the Sisters of Mercy, 625 Abbott Road, Buffalo, NY 14220.
Arrangements are being handled by the Russell C. Schmidt & Son
Funeral Home, 5000 Wattsburg
Rd., Erie, PA, 16504.
www.schmidtfuneralhomeerie.com

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