Rita Furjanic

Obituary of Rita Furjanic

In loving memory of our mother Rita Furjanic, formerly of Harrisburg, PA, who passed away peacefully with family at her side, January 17, 2018 at the age of 98.

Rita was the daughter of the late Mary and Joseph Smithers, born May 12, 1919 in Harrisburg, PA. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Joseph Furjanic of 53 years, her brother, Gene Smithers, and sister, Laura Gidusko.

She is survived by her four children: sons, Joseph Furjanic, Jr. and wife, Patti of Orlando, FL and Andrew Furjanic and wife, Dana of Clifton Park, NY; daughters Louise Breski of Harrisburg and Robin Sauve and husband, Michael of Greensboro, NC. Rita has 10 grandchildren, Stuart and Jonathan Furjanic, Christine Nye, Nicole Cooper, Maria Stevens, Charles Robinski, Joseph Furjanic, Jr. II, Corrine Furjanic, Jillian and Justin Sauve. She was also blessed with 15 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

Our family extends its utmost gratitude to the caregivers from Brookdale Lawndale Park and Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro for their care and services.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11:00 am in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 400 E. Simpson St., Mechanicsburg with Rev. Thomas J. Rozman, Pastor, as Celebrant. A light reception will immediately follow for family and guests at the church, with burial services following at Resurrection Cemetery, 116 S. Oak Grove Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17112. Arrangements are being handled by Wiedeman Funeral Home, Steelton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405, in Rita's memory.