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Rita Boston Wilczynski – February 11, 2018

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Rita Boston Wilczynski

Rita Boston Wilczynski, 77, of Susanville, passed away on February 11, 2018, at the Warnerview Skilled Nursing Facility in Alturas, CA.

She is survived by her husband, John Wilczynski, who was born and raised in Forest City, PA. They met and were engaged while attending the Univ. of Missouri. They were married on June 8, 1963, at the St. John’s Cathedral in St. Louis, Mo.

Born in Pawnee, IL., daughter of Chester and Mary Sullivan Boston. They lived in Mt. Shasta, Ca. from 1963 until 1975. Rita attended College of the Siskiyou’s to obtain the educational classes she needed for a Teaching Degree. She was a substitute teacher at Weed High School; McCloud H.S., Dunsmuir H.S., and Mt. Shasta H.S.

She moved to Susanville, in the summer of 1975 when her husband, who worked for the Forest Service, was transferred to the Lassen N.F headquarters.

Rita qualified for a fulltime teaching certificate in 1976 and was employed by the Lassen Union High School. She taught chemistry, geometry, physics, algebra, general math; as well as being the advisor for the Academic Olympic competition team.

She was a lifetime member of the CA. Teachers Association and later when she retired, she was a member of the CA. Retired Teachers Association where she served as President for several terms.

Rita is survived by a son, John J. Wilczynski Ill who graduated from Lassen H.S. and then went on to serve four years as a U.S. Navy Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. John left the U.S. Navy and was hired by Alaska Airlines as a pilot in 2002, and now has 15 years as a commercial pilot.

John and his Wife, Darlene, a graduate of the U.S. Navy Academy, have two sons; John J. IV and his wife Alissa. Both graduated from Univ. of Montana and Matthew who is a freshman at the City College.

Rita is also survived by a daughter, Julia Marie Cooper and her husband John Cooper. Julia served four years in the U.S. Navy. She is now an Actuary for BlueCross/Blue Shield of Wash. Her husband John stayed in the Navy until he completed his 20 years of service. Julie and John have two sons; Joseph is a sophomore at the Univ. of Wash. Michael is a senior at the high school.

Also surviving is a brother Larry and Elaine Boston of Folsom, La; Pat and Joe Powell of Rocheport, Mo.; and Beth and Roger Heafield of Asheville, NC.; four nieces and two nephews; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles living in Illinois.

The funeral mass will be on Monday, Feb. 19 at 11:00 AM at the Sacred Heart Church with burial at the Diamond Crest Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50 Memphis, TN 38101-0050

 

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