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Rita (Plovock) Petrus

March 7, 1952 ~ December 5, 2021 (age 69)

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Rita Petrus, age 69, of Smock, PA, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021 in Uniontown Hospital.

She was born on Friday March 7. 1952 in Uniontown, PA,  a daughter of Thomas and Mary Margaret (Sintich) Plovock.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents, step-father George Bozek and husband Michael A. Petrus.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist, Perryopolis. A graduate of Mercy School of nursing registered nurse program and was very talented in all aspects of Arts and Crafts from needlepoint, knitting, quilting, designing clothes, handbags and wallets to sewing a tattered garment for anyone that would ask her.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons; Michael J. Petrus, Thomas A. Petrus, Ryan G. Petrus, grandsons Buck Ryan Petrus, Bearon Michael Petrus, siblings; Nancy Wiland (Gary), Thomas E. Plovock (Barb), Maribeth Kuzmicki (John), George Bozek (Cheryl), Shawnee Bozek, sister-in-law Vanessa Plisko and several nieces and nephews. 

Friends will be received in the Novak Funeral Home, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, Pa. 15417 on Friday December 10, 2021 from 2-8 p.m. and on Saturday December 11, 2021 until 9:30 a.m. When a prayers service will be held followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 AM in St. Cecilia RC Church, Grindstone, PA with Rev. Timothy Kruthaupt as celebrant.

Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.

In Leiu of flowers and keepsakes memorial donations can be made to an ALS organization.

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