Rita J. (Rush) Slider June 18, 1937 - April 3, 2021

Rita J. Slider, 83, of Allentown, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021 in the home of her son and daughter-in-law. Rita was the wife of Ralph H. Slider, Sr. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in November 2020. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Carl A. and Pauline (Ritter) Rush. Rita graduated from the Allentown School of Nursing in 1958. She worked as a registered nurse for 60 years at all the Allentown hospitals, for Dr. Henry Fetterman and retired from ManorCare in 2018. Mrs. Slider was a long-time member of St. Peters Lutheran Church, Allentown. She was a member and Past Matron of New Temple Chapter #298 OES and just received her 50 year certificate. Rita was a past Mother Advisor of Allentown Rainbow Girls and was a past Den Mother for Cub Scout Pack #22.

Survivors: Husband, Ralph; Son: Ralph H. Slider, Jr. and his wife Kristin of Allentown; Grandchildren: Eric M. Dye, Adam M. Fletcher, Nicholas O. Fletcher, Mallori B. Fletcher, Daniel F. Piturro, Rebecca J. Piturro, Gabrielle L. Slider, Paige E. Slider; Great-grandsons: Mason C. Piturro, Joseph SanMiguel, Mason Woods; Sister: Diane Wasser and her husband William, FL. Rita was predeceased by her daughters Kathleen “Kathi” S. Slider Dye and Kerry Maria Slider Fletcher.

Services: Call 6:30 – 8:00 pm Thursday, Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., 274 N. Krocks Rd., Allentown 18106 with an Eastern Star service at 8 pm Thursday. There will be a calling hour on Friday from 9:30 – 10:30 am with the funeral ceremony at 10:30 am, all at the funeral home. www.stephensfuneral.com. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers to L.V. Hospice, 2024 Lehigh St., Suite 100, Allentown, PA 18103 or New Temple Chapter #298 OES, 4000 Fish Hatchery Rd., Allentown PA 18103.

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