The Life of Rita Lushinsky

RITA LUSHINSKY YOUNGSTOWN - Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, and 1 p.m. at St. Christine Church for Rita Lushinsky, 92, who passed away on May 8. She was born May 13, 1924, in Youngstown, daughter of Frank Markovich and Mary Pcholar. Rita was a graduate of East High School and worked as a bookkeeper for the Mahoning county Bureau of Support.

She belonged to St. Christine Church and was a lifelong member of the American Business Women’s Association and enjoyed aerobics. Surviving are two sons, Larry (Cathy Constance) Lushinsky of Sarasota, Fla. and Frank (Jill) Lushinsky of Columbus; a daughter, Linda Riazi (John) of Akron; a sister, Bernie Caro of Struthers; seven grandchildren, Amy Nedostup, Todd Lushinsky, Adam Riazi, Mina Riazi (Fulkman), Gabriel Riazi, Morgan Lushinsky and Jared Lushinsky; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter Lushinsky, whom she married Nov. 28, 1946; a brother, Frank Markovich; and two sisters, Martha Buccilli and Mary Ann Vicarel. Friends will be received on Friday, May 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home Inc. in Youngstown. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital. Please visit to view this obituary or to send condolences to the family. -

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