Rita Y. Esmond, age 80, of Edgewood Dr. Ext., Pymatuning Twp., passed away Tuesday morning, November 22, 2016 in Orange Village, Masury, OH. 

She was born in Sharon, PA on October 29, 1936 to John J. and Magdalene (Bassick) Yesko.  She was a 1954 graduate of Sharon High School.  Rita was a homemaker and had worked during the 1950's as a telephone operator at the former Westinghouse Electric Corp. 

She was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, and had been a past volunteer with the Transfer Cub Scouts and Transfer Little League and she had also helped with coordinating garage sales that benefited M.C.A.R.  Her other interests included, flowers, crafts and attending her grandchildren's sporting events.

Calling Hours:
Friday, November 25, 2016, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Mass of Christian Burial:
Saturday, November 26, 2016, 10:30am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant

Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery

On November 23, 1957 in the Church of Sacred Heart, she married Robert C. Esmond, Sr., he survives at home.  Also surviving is her daughter, Diane Sosson and husband Gregory, three sons, Robert C. Esmond, Jr. and his wife Kimberly, David  Esmond, and Daniel Esmond and his wife Mary, a brother, David Yesko and his wife Janice of Greenville, eight grandchildren, Christine, Laura, Caroline, Georgia, David, Jacob, Michael and Johnathon and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Anna Yesko and Margaret “Honey” Yesko, a brother, John Yesko and a daughter-in-law, Lisa Esmond.

Memorial contributions may be made to M.C.A.R., 850 N. Hermitage Rd., Hermitage, PA 16148 or  to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.



  1. Robert "Bobby" Yesko Robert "Bobby" Yesko
    November 24, 2016    

    While I cannot be with you at this difficult time, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Aunt Babe was a wonderful person and I will miss her smile and laughter at the kitchen table. May the Angels of Heaven be with you during this time of loss.

  2. Jason Hagyari Jason Hagyari
    November 24, 2016    

    My deepest condolence for your loss Mr. Esmond, Bob and family. You are in my thought and prayers.

  3. Helen Y. Prosser Helen Y. Prosser
    November 25, 2016    

    Thinking of You and Your Family with Deepest Sympathy, These words are filled with Thoughts and Prayers and More than anything else ,
    with Hope that each day ahead will bring you comfort. I will always miss her ,her calls we had about our growing up together, the good times we all had,
    our everyday visiting together for hours on the phone ,laughing, I could go on and on. I am so very, very sorry for Your loss and Your Family’s
    and mine too, I will certainly miss her. GOD BLESS YOU ALL

  4. Rosemary Yesko Gregory Rosemary Yesko Gregory
    November 25, 2016    

    With deepest sympathy…Rita always had a smile for me when we would run into each other…especially at Daffin’s Candies for the after Christmas sale, where we both would indulge ourselves buying for our collections. Thoughts and prayers for the family , knowing that your memories will only bring smiles. Peace to all.

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