Rita M. Thayer Joint

November 30th, 1926 - September 5th, 2018

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Rita M. (Thayer) Joint, age 91, of Erie passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born in Erie on November 30, 1926 a daughter of the late Frank E. and Carrie (Letterman) Thayer, Sr.


Rita attended Strong Vincent High School. She was a homemaker as well as a waitress at the Glenwood Diner and the Liberty Plaza Restaurant. She was an accomplished seamstress, avid gardener and loved to work in her yard. Rita was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church. She enjoyed going to the National LST Association reunions all over the country with her husband.


In addition to her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William F. Joint and a brother, Frank E. Thayer. Survivors include her four children; Patricia Joint-Lipchik (John Lipchik), Sandra Joint (Jon D. Evans), William C. Joint (Lora), all of Erie and Barbara Sansone (Joel) of Pittsburgh; ten grandchildren, David and Brian Lipchik, Chris Evans (fiancé Britten Cleveland), Patrick Evans, Beth Peterson, Megan Joint (fiancé James Bowman), William Joint (fiancé Cassie Brennan), Ryan, Nicole and Alex Sansone; two great grandsons, Carson and Ross Peterson; also survived by one nephew and two nieces.


Private services will be held at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street, followed by entombment in Mary Queen of Peace Mausoleum.


Memorials may be made to The Anna Shelter, 1555 East 10th Street Erie, PA. 16511.