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Rita T. (Yetman) Davis

August 13, 1937 ~ July 1, 2018 (age 80)

Rita T. (Yetman) Davis, 80, of Pottsville passed away Sunday morning at the Meadows- York Terrace.

Born August 13, 1937, in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of the late Henry and Rita (Nash) Yetman.

She attained her Bachelor degree in Nursing from Bloomsburg University State College. Rita was an active member at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville and the Nurses’ Guild.

She was a school nurse for several years at St. Clair High School and later retired from Pottsville Middle School.

Rita spent time at Coney Island beach in NY as a teenager, but her adult life was spent at the Jersey beaches. She was involved in Boy Scouts Troop 615 and the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award from Hawk Mountain. Rita being an avid Penn State University football fan enjoyed going to their home games. She also enjoyed reading, camping, going to the beach, and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Melville.

Rita is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, William Davis, Jr., Pottsville; sons, William Davis III husband of Elizabeth, Eagleville; John Davis and his companion Shelia, Pottsville; daughter. Marianne Fickinger wife of Matt, Williamstown. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Billy, Tim, Christopher, and Andrew Davis, Madison and Matthew Fickinger; and a brother, Lawrence Yetman, Holmdel, NJ.

Mass of Christian burial will be held 11am Thursday, July 5, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 319 Mahantongo St, Pottsville. Family and friend may call Thursday morning from 10am until the time of mass at the church. Interment will be held in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial donations be made to Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901.

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