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Rita Wistreich

Somerset, New Jersey

February 14, 1939 - May 14, 2024

Rita Wistreich Obituary

Rita Wistreich, of Somerset passed away on Tuesday, May 14th at the Bristal Assisted Living at Somerset. She was 85.


Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she lived in Newark, the Oranges, Rochester New York, Somerset and Monroe Township before returning to Somerset.


Rita graduated from Brooklyn College and worked as a Speech Therapist. After raising her children, she returned to work as a Graphic Designer for UMDNJ in New Brunswick before her retirement. She was also a member of Temple Beth El in Somerset for over 50 years.


Rita was an amazing cook, and her family will always remember special holiday celebrations at her home. Rita volunteered for multiple organizations, and she enjoyed traveling, sewing, knitting, crafting and playing Mah Jong. She was known for being lighthearted, kind, smart and for her love of her family.


Her beloved husband of 62 years, Irwin M. Wistreich, died in 2022. She is also predeceased by her parents, Morris & Mamie Levine; and her sister, Janet Wohl.


Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Adrienne & Barry Sherman of Bridgewater; son, Michael Wistreich of Plainsboro; and grandchildren; Samantha and her husband Nicholas, Eric, Carolyn and Zachary, and her much loved nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 19th at 10 AM at the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton Street, Somerset with services beginning at 11 AM. Graveside service and committal to follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Iselin.


For those wishing to attend the visitation and funeral home service please click on the Tribute Wall tab above then link to the live webcast (PIN# 304565).



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Rita Wistreich hosted by Gleason Funeral Home.

Rita Wistreich, of Somerset passed away on Tuesday, May 14th at the Bristal Assisted Living at Somerset. She was 85.


Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she lived in Newark, the Oranges, Rochester New York, Somerset and Monroe Township before returning to Somerset.


Rita graduated from Brooklyn College and worked as a Speech Therapist. After raising her children, she returned to work as a Graphic Designer for UMDNJ in New Brunswick before her retirement. She was also a member of Temple Beth El in Somerset for over 50 years.


Rita was an amazing cook, and her family will always remember special holiday celebrations at her home. Rita volunteered for multiple organizations, and she enjoyed traveling, sewing, knitting, crafting and playing Mah Jong. She was known for being lighthearted, kind, smart and for her love of her family.


Her beloved husband of 62 years, Irwin M. Wistreich, died in 2022. She is also predeceased by her parents, Morris & Mamie Levine; and her sister, Janet Wohl.


Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Adrienne & Barry Sherman of Bridgewater; son, Michael Wistreich of Plainsboro; and grandchildren; Samantha and her husband Nicholas, Eric, Carolyn and Zachary, and her much loved nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 19th at 10 AM at the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton Street, Somerset with services beginning at 11 AM. Graveside service and committal to follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Iselin.


For those wishing to attend the visitation and funeral home service please click on the Tribute Wall tab above then link to the live webcast (PIN# 304565).



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Rita Wistreich hosted by Gleason Funeral Home.

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