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KING, Rita (Gunkel)

KING - Rita (nee Gunkel) Age 85, died at her home in Farrell, PA on August 1, 2016. Rita was the widow of Robert E. King (1991). She is survived by her children, Rita Mack (Robert), Eileen Clarkson (James), Donna King-Orlandi and Robert King; grandchildren, Jennifer, Paul (Mack), Erin, Andrew (Clarkson), Sean and Michael (King); great-grandchildren, Adrian, Gabriel, Louis, Cristiana (King), Barret amd Victoria (Welk). "Rita was born in Oneonta, NY. Always kind and caring, she was determined to become a nurse despite her family's objections. (They were ultimately very proud.) She graduated from Lennox Hill Hospital RN program, married and moved to Buffalo in 1952. She was a RN at Millard Fillmore Hospital for 38 years and retired as a nursing supervisor in 1990. Rita will be remembered especially for her ready smile, kind heart and unfaltering optimism. Rest well, Mom." The family will be present Thursday from 10 to 11 AM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Drive (corner Parker Blvd.) where a Funeral Service will follow at 11 AM. Share condolences online at

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