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Rita P. (Stitely) Gracan

June 25, 1941 ~ June 21, 2022 (age 80)


Rita P. Gracan, 80, of Rillton, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Twin Lakes Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Greensburg, surrounded by her family. She was born July 25, 1941, in McKeesport, daughter of the late Wesley and Rita (Stitely) Horvath. Rita was a homemaker. She enjoyed feeding her birds and loved her flower garden. She also loved taking pictures of her family and displaying them all over her home. Rita is survived by her two sons, Joseph (Stacey) Gracan, of Lowber, and Jonathan (Sue) Gracan, of North Huntingdon; two special grandchildren, Ashlie (Randal) Carlson and Joshua Gracan; special great-grandson, Randal Jr.; three sisters, Taffy (Steve) Anderson, of Florida, Michele Mihalko, of Harrison City, and Cyndi Dugan, of Arizona; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, whom she loved dearly. Rita will be dearly missed by her family, friends and neighbors. The family would like to thank Heritage Hospice and the staff at Twin Lakes Rehab for all their love and compassionate care. There will be no public viewing, per Rita's wishes. JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, PA 15637. 724-446-7251, is in charge of arrangements. In memory of Rita, please send donations to Cheryl Kay Foundation, 661 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. To send online condolences, please visit


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