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Rita M. Dukish Zidian

February 17, 1948 ~ August 29, 2017 (age 69)

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GILPIN TOWNSHIP, PA - Rita M. Dukish Zidian, 69, formerly of Youngstown, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at her home.

Rita was born Feb. 17, 1948, in Youngstown, a daughter of Ann Tomaskovic Gergel and the late Michael Dukish.

She was a 1966 graduate of Chaney High School, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Youngstown State University.

Rita enjoyed watching Jeopardy! on television, and caring for her plants and animals. 

Rita is survived by her mother, Ann Gergel of Youngstown, and a brother, Robert Dukish of Canfield.

Rita’s husband, Ronald Zidian, passed away in 2016. Besides her husband and father, a daughter, Michelle Cronin, and a brother, Michael Dukish Jr., are deceased.

Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 14, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd. in Youngstown, where a memorial service will follow at noon.

Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.


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