Rita C. Scharwath Joyce, 90, went home to be with the Lord on December 27th, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Onancock, VA. She was born April 30th, 1931, in Orange, NJ, to Elizabeth and Clemmons Scharwath.
She is predeceased by her parents, her infant daughter Debra Lee Danziger, and her siblings, Clemmons and Michael Scharwath and Dolores Kirbas. Left to cherish her memories are her daughters, Dona Danziger and her fiancé Jeff Madson of Onancock, VA, and Diane Lange and husband John of Craddockville, VA; her granddaughter, Laura Marshall and husband Charlie of Keller, VA; and her two great-grandsons, Tyson and Spencer Marshall.
Rita moved to the Eastern Shore of Virginia in 1991 from Rocky Hill, NJ, and built her home in Craddockville. She did volunteer work for Lighthouse Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, and Domestic Violence. Rita was a loving mother and kind soul that impacted countless lives over many decades of her long life.
The family expresses their gratitude to her dedicated and loving Hospice team.
Funeral arrangements are through the Williams Funeral Home of Onancock, VA, with interment in the Onancock Cemetery. To honor her wishes the service will be private.
Should friends wish to honor Rita, her favorite charities were: Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, Accomack-Northampton Pregnancy Center, P.O. Box 123, Onley, VA 23418, and the SPCA of the Eastern Shore, P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418.
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P.O. Box 3000, Boone NC 28607
Accomack-Northampton Pregnancy Center
P.O. Box 123, Onley VA 23418
Eastern Shore S.P.C.A.
P.O. Box 164, Onley VA 23418