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Geraldine E. (Encapera) Rechichar
July 10, 1942 ~ June 21, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Geraldine E. “Gerry” Encapera Rechichar, 80, of St Petersburg, FL formerly of California, PA passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born Friday, July 10, 1942, in East Pike Run, PA, a daughter of the late James Encapera and Irene Tentler Encapera.
She was a graduate of California Area High School and went on to earn a business degree at Robert Morris College. She was employed by the U.S. Navy as a secretary and went on to become a homemaker.
Gerry was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in California, PA and also a member of the Center In The Woods and was known for her happy personality and smile. She had a passion for playing cards, bingo, her variety of hats and watching horse races, especially the Kentucky Derby. She also enjoyed traveling with her late husband Cy. She was a proud grandmother of three and was blessed to enjoy a great granddaughter.
In addition to her parents Gerry was preceded in death by her husband Cyril “Cy” Rechichar, her sister Nadine Massare, stepson Brad and daughter in law Barb Rechichar, stepson Joe Rechichar, son in law Darrell Wistoff and step granddaughter Michelle.
Left to cherish her memory are her children Tracy Dochinez (Joe), of St. Petersburg, Fl, Jaime Shimko (Shawn) of St. Petersburg, Fl, Brady LeJohn (Debbie) of California, PA, Brother James “Dino” Encapera (Paula), brother-in-law, Edward Massare; Grandchildren Ashley Wagner (Doug), Briar Shimko, Madison LeJohn, Great Granddaughter Sidney Wagner, and her beloved dog Happy.
Stepchildren: Bruce Rechichar (Janine), Barry Rechichar (MaryBeth), BethAnn Wistoff, Rebecca Kollar (Jim), and daughter in law Lesa, several step grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren
Friends will be received in the Mariscotti Funeral Home, Inc., Anthony N. Mariscotti, Supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California, PA on Friday, June 30, 2023, from 4-8 pm and until 11 am on Saturday, July 1, 2023, when funeral services will begin in the funeral home with Pastor John Thomas, officiating.
Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Fayette Friends of Animals, PO Box 1282, Uniontown, PA 15401