SALLESE– Rita M. 87, of Johnstown died June 30, 2020. At Laurel View Village. Born December 9, 1932, in Johnstown the daughter of Paul and Margaret (Strazik) Gresik. Preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Peter Paul Kupecky; second husband Vincent Legath; and third husband, Dominick Sallese; and brother, Donald. Survived by her loving children: Karen Hattersley; Dona, wife of Kevin Keppel; Brenda Kupecky; Terri, wife of Patrick Campbell; William, and wife Clara Sharkey; and Denise Lovett; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson. She was the sister of: Robert; Paul; Jean Ekers; and Leonard. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Rita was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War and member of St. Therese Catholic Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister and member of Christian Mothers. Friends will be received Thursday from 3-7 p.m. at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home, Inc., 710 Broad Street where vigil service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Therese Catholic Church, Fr. Bernard Karmanocky, O.F.M. Committal to be held at Grandview Cemetery with Military Honors by VFW Menoher Post 155 Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Stroke Foundation at www.americanstroke.org in memory of Rita.
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