Rita Ann Whaling Yochim

July 27th, 1927 - February 13th, 2017

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Rita Ann (Whaling) Yochim, age 92, passed away Monday, February 13, 2017, at Forestview Health Care Center at Springhill.  Born in Erie on July 27, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Mary (Loftus) Whaling.


She was a graduate of Academy High School, Class of 1942, and was a member of St. George Catholic Church for over 60 years.  Along with her husband, Tony, she enjoyed traveling, golfing, dancing, swimming and playing cards.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John and David Whaling.  Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Anthony P. “Tony” Yochim; a son, James A. Yochim, Erie; a daughter, Mary Ann Yochim, Florida; a sister, Mary May, Erie; sister-in-laws Theresa Whaling and Helen Rindosh; and several nieces and nephews.


No calling hours will be observed.  Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. George Church, 5145 Peach Street.  Private burial in Trinity Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to St. George Church, VNA Hospice, 2253 West Grandview Blvd., 16506, or the Benevolent Fund at Springhill, 2301 Edinboro Road, 16509. 


Arrangements are under the direction of Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38thStreet at Greengarden Boulevard.