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Irene L. (Adamczyk) Ryczaj

September 9, 1927 ~ November 15, 2022 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Obituary

Irene Ryczaj, 95, of Neshannock Twp. passed away peacefully on the evening of November 15,
2022.
Irene was born September 9, 1927 in New Castle. She was the daughter of the late John and
Rosalie (Babski) Adamczyk. She was married to the late Joseph T. Ryczaj. They were married
for 60 years. He preceded her in death on August 8, 2008. Irene was of the Roman Catholic
faith and attended Holy Spirit Parish-Mary, Mother of Hope site. She was a graduate of
Shenango High School, class of 1945.
Irene worked as a long distance telephone operator for Bell Telephone and retired from Penn
Power Company as telephone operator in New Castle. Irene was a member of the Silver
Threads, and attended the First Presbyterian Church Recreation Center. She spent many years
volunteering at Holy Spirits various events. Mrs. Ryczaj enjoyed the time she spent baking with
her grandchildren and family. Irene also enjoyed line dancing, traveling, sewing, and going to
casinos.
Mrs. Ryczaj is survived by her daughter, Karen (Robert) Vannatten of New Castle; son, Joseph
(Janet) Ryczaj of Auburn, CA; brother, Julian (Jane) Adamczyk of New Castle; sister, Jeanne
Gawdyda of Avon Lake, OH; four grandchildren, Josh (Dorann) Vannatten, Ryan (Kait)
Vannatten, Jonathan Vannatten, and Joseph A. Ryczaj, and great grandchildren Knox, Cash,
Cruz and a great granddaughter on the way.
In addition to her parents and husband Joseph T. Ryczaj, Irene was preceded in death by four
sisters, Helen Duda, Josephine Pivovar, Florence Rotuno, and Bernice Witkowski; and three
brothers, John, Theodore, and Max Adamczyk.
The family would like to acknowledge Dr. Magda and his nursing staff and her caregiver Mary
Smith.
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 28, 2022 from 10-12:30 PM at the Noga Funeral
Home, Inc., 1142 S. Mill St. New Castle. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Holy Spirit
Parish- Mary Mother of Hope Site at 1 PM. Rev. Aaron J. Kriss of Holy Spirit Parish will
officiating. Burial will take place at SS Philip and James Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be viewed or
offered on nogafuneralhome.com.

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Services

Funeral Service
Monday
November 28, 2022

1:00 PM
Holy Spirit Parish

Visitation
Monday
November 28, 2022

10:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Noga Funeral Home

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