Rita J. Demko

Rita J. Demko

September 3, 1926 - May 11, 2021
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Rita J. Demko
Saginaw Twp., Michigan
Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Rita J. Demko passed peacefully on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Rita was born to Anna and Joseph Kostrzewa on September 3, 1926. Known as a kind, compassionate lady, she always found the best in every person. A woman of great faith, she loved her Lord and her family was her life. On July 12, 1947, Rita was united in marriage to Alfred Demko. She and Al were blessed with two children, Tim and Jeanie, and were to celebrate 74 years as husband and wife this summer.
Rita was a hard-working woman. Starting at the Temple Theater as a ticket taker in her teens, she then moved on to sales at Sally’s Dress Shop. Early in her married life Rita worked at Lufkin Rule. She later joined her family at B&K Corporation, retiring from there as Office Manager in her 60’s. Finding retirement a little too slow paced, Rita returned to work at Wright K Technology as Human Resources and Benefits Manager (Corporate Mom) and worked for another 20 years.

Rita leaves behind her loving husband Al, daughter and son-in-law Jeanie and Mark Cardinal, granddaughter Meagan and Brad Valley and their children Peyton Moore and Ethan Valley, grandson Kyle and Yoshiko Demko and their children Joseph and Leanna and grandson Evan and Megan Demko and their children Rusty and Mackinaw, her brother, Joe Kostrzewa and wife Inez, several sisters and brothers in-law, many nieces and nephews and dear friends. Rita was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Anna, her son, Timothy, sister, Joan and brothers, Raymond, Val, Dan and Andy.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at Edgewood Assisted Living and Heartland Hospice for their wonderful care and support.

Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021 at St. John Paul II Parish – St. Josaphat Catholic Church, 469 Shattuck Rd. Rev. Fr. Richard Jozwiak will officiate. Honoring Mrs. Demko’s wishes cremation will follow. Friends may visit at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Friday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. In accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ordinance, the limitations of number gathered, mask wearing and social distancing will be observed. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 20th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, May 20th, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Snow Funeral Home
    3775 N. Center Rd
    SAGINAW, MI 48603
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  • Service

    Friday, May 21st, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, May 21st, 2021 11:00am
    St. John Paul II Parish-St. Josaphat Catholic Church
    469 Shattuck Rd
    Saginaw 48604


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Wayne Mueller

Posted at 06:15pm
My condolences to Al, Tim, and Jeanie. She was a great lady and she will be missed.
Wayne Mueller

Joe & Inez, Ann & Brent, Susie & Cris, Mary Kay &

Posted at 11:43am
Rita-forever beloved sister, aunt and friend.
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Elaine Schnepf

Posted at 05:46pm
Rita was the sweetest woman I ever knew. She was beautiful inside and out. Rita lifted up everyone who knew her with her lovely smile and caring personality. Her kindness extended to all. She was an outstanding friend and Golden Babushka! I will treasure knowing her forever. May the Angels welcome her to Paradise, may the martyrs greet her on the way. Rest in Peace, Rita, your Lord awaits you. My sincere sympathy and prayers to her dear husband and family.

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