In Remembrance of Rita Severe

Rita Severe

Rita Severe

Scranton, PA September 4, 1935 ~ February 8, 2012 Date of Service: February 9, 2012

Rita Severe, Scranton, died Wednesday at Community Medical Center.  She was the wife of the late Joseph Severe who died September 21, 2001.


Born in Newark, NJ, daughter of the late Daniel and Sarah Kesselman Kleiman, she attended schools in New Jersey and had worked in the medical and nursing profession.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose true enjoyment was spending good times with her family.


Surviving is a daughter Ann E. Wadika and husband Mark, Scranton; two sons, Daniel and wife Patricia, and David, all of Scranton; five grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews.


The funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with services by her nephew Rabbi Gary Severe.  Friends may call Thursday in the funeral home from noon until the time of service.   Interment in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery.  Shiva will observed at the family residence, 431 Wheeler Ave., Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 p.m. 


Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. 

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Robyn Odita
Posts: 4
Condolences for the Family of Rita Severe
Reply #3 on : Sat February 11, 2012, 14:05:44
I would like to send my condolences to the family of Rita Severe. May your family find hope in the Bible book of John chapter 5 verses 28,29. Jesus promised that "those in the memorial tombs will ... come out." Its only natural that we yearn to see our dead loved ones again. We want to live, and we want to enjoy life with those we love. The Bible also promised in the future perfect health and everlasting life for obedient humans.

May your family find hope and encouragement from the Bible during this difficult time.
Leslie Udes
Posts: 4
Reply #2 on : Fri February 10, 2012, 21:46:00
May Aunt Rita's memory be a blessing. She will be missed. I wish the family my seepest sympathy.
Love, Niece Leslie
andrea conforti
Posts: 4
with symphathy
Reply #1 on : Thu February 09, 2012, 09:31:56
Ann and Michelle, I'm so sorry to read of the passing of your mother and grandmother.I will pray that she will rest in peace and for you and your family to find peace in your time of lose. With Sympathy,Andrea Conforti (Alexander's Salon)