Rita C. Mesthos
June 5, 1953 - October 23, 2018

Rita C. Mesthos

Rita C. Mesthos
Jun 5, 1953 - Oct 23, 2018

Rita C. Mesthos
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Rita C. Mesthos, 65, of Upper Gwynedd, PA, died at her home on Tuesday surrounded by loved ones. She is survived by Steve, her beloved husband of 39 years, and her children, Greg of Philadelphia, PA, and Doug of Boston, MA. She was the sister of the late Jackie Robinson of Barnegat, NJ and the late John Barry of Key West, FL.

Rita was born on June 5, 1953 in Philadelphia, PA. She moved often in her childhood, but always found a way to visit G Street in Seaside Park, NJ, her home away from home and the location where she and Steve met.

She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Ursinus College, and a Masters in Social Work from Catholic University. She worked for various healthcare systems, first at Southern Ocean County Hospital and most recently at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mt. Holly, NJ, as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She retired in 2003 for medical reasons.

She raised her children in Springfield, NJ, and moved to Lansdale, PA, once they went off to college. Rita treasured her friends and family and deeply valued her relationships. She was known for her kind and compassionate spirit and playful humor. Recently, she enjoyed games, reading, playing scrabble and entertaining in her sun room.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Friday Oct. 26, 2018 at the Anton B. Urban Funeral Home, 1111 S. Bethlehem Pike Ambler, PA, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. and Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at St. Helena's Church, 1489 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA with her Funeral Mass being celebrated at 11:00 AM. An additional calling will be held on Sunday Oct. 28, 2018 at Page Funeral Home, 302 E. Union St., Burlington, NJ, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM.

Contributions in Rita's memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

Photos and tributes may be shared at www.UrbanFuneralHome.com

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Ginny Boyd Ciocci on Oct 28, 2018

Joseph Philip Ferrara on Oct 26, 2018

Suzy & Tom Holcomb on Oct 26, 2018

The Lord extended His Hand & opened the Pearly Gates of Heaven to my dear beautiful friend, Rita Mesthos this morning welcoming her home. Rita won her Victory to Jesus valiantly as she courageously fought to combat her way to live here with her family and friends just a wee bit longer. Rita surely wished to do so as she loved her family so much. Her Husband, Steve, who cared for her 24/7 stayed by her side faithfully caring for her every moment of the day. Greg & Doug were home with Steve by Rita's side when she died this morning holding her hands. Tom & I traveled to see Rita last week after receiving word from Steve that Rita's response seemed to be changing; and at that point I knew I needed to be with my friend. Before leaving we prayed with Rita & family & I knew God was there surrounding them with His love. Rita & I met over the phone as she inquired about my RSD & Chronic Pain Support Groups in NJ. From this juncture we formed a life-long-lasting bond filled with a love chemistry that has kept us together like super glue. This continued after we moved out-of-state & Steve & Rita then traveled here to visit us a few years back even getting caught in an ice storm after leaving us heading toward Florida! That was one of her last long trips traveling in a car. We toured homes together, shopped, had dinners & lunches together even as a foursome, fund raised, & she was wonderful when we held our Afternoon of Elegance Teas for RSD/CRPS! Rita was quite the lady! Rita was organized, she could decorate, she was intelligent & we could talk shop - all the medical jargon, we let it rip! We laughed till we were blue in the face! I just loved chatting with Rita - and it seemed like we could chat forever - especially when we called on the phone - we talked forever! I just loved hearing her speak! I still have her last message on voicemail which I'll treasure for a lifetime! She was so happy & that's the way I shall remember her. Rita was a happy, loving person, a caring woman who loved life, who loved her husband, her two sons, & her friends & loved the Lord. She just wished she could kick what was wrong with her. Now she is at peace and we can celebrate her life & I am so very happy that I was part of this woman's life journey, a friend of Rita Mesthos whom I shall treasure forever. I love you Rita and I look forward to seeing you again in heaven so we can continue to party hearty girlfriend! Our thoughts & prayers reach out to Steve, Greg, & Doug today & always with all our love, Suzy & Tom Holcomb & Family

Ginny on Oct 25, 2018

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Phil Ferrara on Oct 25, 2018

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Karen Chilson on Oct 24, 2018

Forever in my heart, my friend

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Oct
26
Friday
Anton B. Urban Funeral Home
1111 South Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Oct
27
Saturday
St. Helena Church
1489 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Oct
27
Saturday
St. Helena Church
1489 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422
11:00 AM

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Oct
28
Sunday
Page Funeral Home
302 E. Union Street
Burlington, New Jersey 08016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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