Rita B. York, age 91 of Jefferson Hills, passed away at home on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Born July 19, 1930 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Chasko) Belinski. A retired secretary for both US Steel Clairton Works and Thomas Jefferson High School, Rita was a member of both Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church and the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75 Ladies Auxiliary, both of Clairton. In her spare time, she enjoyed trips to the casino, but loved to cook: especially for big family holidays. Besides her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years Raymond G. York, who passed away March 4, 2021, and her siblings: Paul, Dorothy, and Marie Belinski. She is survived by her children Randall (Mary) York of Dormont, Monica King of Stow, OH, and Richard York of Pittsburgh; her grandchildren Jennifer York of Bangkok, Thailand, Maureen (J.W.) Johnson of Carnegie, Becca Tracy of Charlotte, NC, and Brett (Lauren Waugh) Tracy of Seattle, WA; her great-grandson Beck Johnson; and also nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St. ,Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700) on Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 10 AM in Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church. Procession and burial will follow to St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton. Memorial contributions in Rita's name should be made to the American Legion Post 75, 660 Miller Ave., Clairton, PA 15025, or Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church, 460 Reed St., Clairton, PA 15025. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published November 18, 2021.