In Memorial

Rita A. SAGULA, (nee Bischof) Age 84.  Called by name on August 21, 1926, and called by God on April 14, 2011.  Beloved wife of the late William T.  Devoted mother of Maureen A. Mehozonek (Chuck), and Gerald A.  Loving grandmom of eight and great-grandmom of one.  Dearest sister of Gertrude Dolezal (Albert), Thomas (Doris), James (Betty), and the following deceased: Marie Praisler, Agnes Zofcin, Bernard, Ernest, Eugene, Alfons and George.  Preceded in death by her cherished parents, Alfons and Agnes (nee Wagner) Bischof.

Rita was a founding member of St. John Bosco Church.  She was a member of the St. John Bosco Senior Club since 1981 and Holy Family Senior Club since 2000.  She was also an active Eucharistic Adoration Adorer since 2000 for one hour a week in the Adoration Chapel.

Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Bosco Catholic Church.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.  VISITATION AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (BETWEEN RIDGE AND SNOW), SUNDAY 2-7 PM.  To offer online condolences, please visit

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  1. Paul Reiman on April 14th, 2011 9:44 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. She was always a great neighbor to my parents.

  2. Cathy Boyle and Lucy Lambert on April 15th, 2011 10:08 am

    Jerry – our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Cath and Lu

  3. Tod and Julie Pauley on April 15th, 2011 8:37 pm

    Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you Moe

  4. AL and Barb Grywalski on April 16th, 2011 9:06 pm

    Will always fondly remember Aunt Rita for her love of God and family, her warm and compassionate heart, and her joyful spirit. Her infectious laughter and exuberance could light up a room and very seldom was she ever at a loss for words. Her faithful commitment for many years to a weekly hour of adoration at St. John Bosco was a great testament to her deep faith. And she was likely spending many of those hours praying for the needs of those she loved. We were truly blest to have her in our lives.

    AL & Barb Grywalski

  5. Craig Talcott on April 17th, 2011 8:30 am

    Though my time with Rita was short, we laughed and had good conversation. I told her how I was to remember her name would be through the Beatle tune, Rita-Rita Meter Maid. The other thing we had in common was our birthday of August 21st. She was a very nice lady and made me feel comfortable. Jerry and I met at Whirlaway in Wellington where we worked. There is nobody like your Mother! A Mother’s love is so special. Having recently lost my own father, I know how difficult this time can be. My prayers and best wishes to the family. Look at your pictures, share your memories with each other. Celebrate your Mothers Life and may God bring you the peace and serenity you so richly deserve.

  6. Christine Rezabeck on April 17th, 2011 10:04 am

    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. I first met Rita at my mother-in-law’s home (Eileen Rezabeck) about 15 years ago when they had one of their get togethers. Your mom also attended my baby shower. She was such a sweet lady and so easy to talk to. I always liked her. I frequently ran into her at Marc’s and we would always spend time chatting. I know she will be sorely missed. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and that there is a place for her in heaven.
    Again, our deepest sympathy for your loss.

  7. VERA FORSTER on April 18th, 2011 8:03 am

    My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Rita was always such a nice and caring person. We shared so many laughs together. I frequently think of her when I enter my bathroom (please don’t take this wrong) because I decorated my entire bathroom in butterflies and I have always remember her love for butterflies.
    May God give you and your family the strength to endure your loss and you will be in my prayers.

    Vera Forster

  8. Kevin & Darlene Stamper on April 18th, 2011 11:49 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.

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