Mass Of Christian Burial
Obituary of Rita Schildwachter
Rita Ann Schildwachter of Cornwall New York, formerly of West Nyack NY, passed away on April 11, 2020. Rita was born September 2, 1937 in the Bronx to Catherine Rafferty McCutcheon and Arthur McCutcheon. Rita & her sister Eileen adored their parents and had the happiest childhood. Rita loved school, going to Asbury Beach, playing card games and Sunday dinners.
She graduated from Hunter College with a Master’s degree in Physical Education and Health. She taught physical education at Mount Vernon HighSchool and Rockland County schools. Rita loved sports of all kinds, especially playing basketball and Volleyball. Rita enjoyed watching Yankee games, taking family vacations, walking on the boardwalk and attending mass. She had a great sense of humor and was a selfless person who never complained. She married Al Schildwachter in 1962 and lived happily in West Nyack NY for 43 years before moving to Cornwall to be near her grandkids. Rita loved Al, and Al loved Rita...He would often say, ‘It was the hand of God that brought us together.’ They could never be apart, even in death. They are smiling down on us, hand in hand, happy & free -together! Rita is survived by her 4 children; Al & Judy Schildwachter, Chris & Janet Schildwachter, Cathy & George Cutrone, Sue & Michael Cibirka, SukHee & John Lopez, sister Eileen Heagy, brother & sister in laws Steve & Anne Elizabeth Schildwachter, MaryAnne Sgroi, Bill & Joan Schildwachter, Marty & Sue Schildwachter. She adored her grandchildren; Krista & Ryan Schildwachter, Emma Schildwachter, George & Albert Cutrone, Julia Lopez, Olivia, Danny & Christian Cibirka. They will miss their Nana.
Visitation will be held For both Rita and Albert on Sunday June 6, 2021 from 4 - 7 pm at the Joseph W. Sorce FH, Inc. 728 West Nyack Rd. West Nyack, NY 10994.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday June 7, 2021 at 11:30am in St. Anthony's Parish Church with interment in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
728 West Nyack Road
West Nyack, NY 10994
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