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Sister Marita Dargis

January 25, 1925 - November 05, 2022


Obituary For Sister Marita Dargis

Sister Marita Dargis, a Sister of St. Francis of the Providence of God for 77 years died on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Born January 25, 1925 in Shenandoah PA, she was preceded in death by her parents Stella and Anthony and her siblings, Sister Mary Delphine, Blanche (Charles) Weis, Anthony (Philomena), Peter(Denise) and Stanley (Josephine Tichy). Sister Marita is survived by her Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God, nieces, nephews and cousins, her good friend Virginia Stanziola­ and her many other friends and correspondents.

Sister Marita was an educator and principal for over 50 years. She served as principal while teaching 7-8 grade in DuBois PA from 1962-1968. A decade later, she was principal at Holy Trinity School, Moon Run PA for five years while teaching all the 7-8 grade science classes. Gifted with artistic creativity and a love of science, she contributed student projects to the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science for several years. Science students benefitted greatly with her knowledge gained from National Science Foundation Grants over six summers.

Sister Marita spent six years teaching junior high students at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin before serving as principal there for the next seven years. She loved sharing her knowledge with all her students.

Family and friends will be received at John F. Slater Funeral Home, 4201 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15227 on Wednesday November 9, 2022, 5:00 - 7:00 PM prayer service 6:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday November 10, 2022, 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Germaine Church, 7003 Baptist Rd. Bethel Park, PA 15102.

In memory of Sister Marita, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God, 5802 Curry Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236.

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  • 11/10/2022

    Thank you for the time, encouragement and love you freely gave to my parents as well as each of their children and all those who you came in contact with over the many years. I must admit at times I was afraid of you but when I grew older I realized your way was stern when you knew potential was squandered by an immature child. You were an excellent teacher and principal. I will remember your kind correspondences. Your willingness to hug, your stern smile! Love always. Godspeed Sister Marita, Lisa Martin

  • 11/08/2022

    I will miss your beautiful smile and uplifting words which have blessed me and my family for 42 years. You will never be forgotten my dear friend. Love you Sister Marita. Xxoo Ginny