Rita H. Colvenback

Rita H. Colvenback, 86, of Fredonia died Tuesday evening (Oct. 22, 2013) at the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk.

She was born Sept. 3, 1927 in Fredonia, the daughter of the late Ernest and Estella (Michalski) Fisher.

A lifelong Fredonia resident, Mrs. Colvenback had been employed by the Hygrade Seed Co. in Fredonia, Dunkirk Ice Cream and BOCES Fredonia.

She was a member of the Laona Baptist Church and a former member of the Sheridan Happy Seniors.

Survivors include one son, Roger (Sandra) Colvenback of Cassadaga; one granddaughter, Tami (Christopher) Warsitz of Ohio; three great grandchildren, Ashlyn, Eri-ka and Jordynn Warsitz; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Arthur C. Colvenback, who died Jan. 16, 2009; and four brothers, Fred Matuszewski, Stanley Fisher, Chester Fisher and Elmer Fisher.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.