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Genevieve Pearl Ritzert


Genevieve Pearl Ritzert, 92, of Chicora, passed away peacefully Friday evening, December 1, 2023 at Magnolia Place of Saxonburg while in the company of her loving husband and family.

Pearl was born in Bruin on December 24, 1930. She was the daughter of the late David W. and H. Alma Hile Hutchison.

She was a graduate of Bruin High School. Pearl was a longtime active member of Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church of Chicora. She was a member and past president of the church’s Christian Mothers and the Altar Rosary Society. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, flower gardening and card games.

Pearl retired in 1993 from International Staple in Butler.

Surviving is her husband, Vincent P. Ritzert, whom she married at Mater Dolorosa on June 15, 1950. Also surviving are two sons, Vincent D. “Danny” Ritzert and his wife, Elaine, of Butler and Dennis J. Ritzert, and his wife, Patricia, of Chicora; a daughter, Kathleen M. Ritzert (Kim Litton) of Cranberry Twp.; two grandsons, Chase Ritzert and his wife, Shauna, and Ryan Ritzert and his wife, Chrissy, all of Chicora; her great grandchildren, Alexis, Jake, Chaz, Chase, Laci, Cade, and Blaze; a great-great-grandson, Huxson; a brother, David Hutchison and his wife, Carol Lou, of Chicora; a sister, Patricia Stingle of Chicago, IL; a sister-in-law, Linda Hutchison, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Hutchison and Edward Hutchison and a sister, Margaret Klingensmith, as well as a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Friends will be received 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 6. 2023. A funeral Mass will be con-celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 7, 2023 from Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church, Chicora, with Rev. Matt McClain, church pastor and the Rev. Lou Pascazi, Senior Parachial Vicar. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in The Village of North Oakland.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hilefh.com .

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