Rita M. Bilek

Date of Death: 9/17/2019

Rita M. Bilek

May 12, 1926 - Sept. 17, 2019

Rita M. Bilek, 93, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday morning at her residence after a brief illness.

She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Frank and Ellen (Conerty) Klonoski. On July 27, 1946, she married John F. Bilek in Brooklyn, N.Y., who preceded her in death Sept. 20, 1993.

Surviving are children: Barbara E. Bilek and Kenneth J. (Carmen), both of Hollidaysburg; three grandchildren: David, Patrick and Jon; and four great-grandchildren: Kailey, Camden, Aidan and Ellison.

Rita was a graduate of Bishop McDonald High School, Brooklyn. She took great pride in working in the office at Hollidaysburg Catholic School and enjoyed the children there.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg, the Red Hat Society and volunteered for many years at the Altoona Hospital.

Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg, Father Anthony Legarski celebrant. Committal will be at Alto-Reste Park.

The family requests that donations in memory of Rita be made to Grane Hospice, 115 Union Ave., Altoona, PA 16602 or St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Clark St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.



Rita was a kind, gentle person. She was a dear friend to my grandmother, and a lovely human being. She will be missed.

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