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Rita Patricia (Stefan) Elieff

June 26, 1944 ~ September 9, 2022 (age 78)


Rita Stefan Elieff, 78, of Akron, Ohio, passed away on September 9, 2022. She was born to parents Frank and Eva (Zimmer) Stefan, on June 26, 1944 in Akron, Ohio.
Rita graduated from Hower Vocational High School in 1962 where she studied Cosmetology. She met her husband Bob in high school where he studied Auto Body Collision. They were married on September 12, 1964 at Immaculate Conception Church in Kenmore with a backyard pig roast reception at the Stefan home. Together they raised 2 children, Rob and Denise.
Rita worked for a short time as a beautician and finally made her career in grocery. She worked as a Deli and Seafood Department Clerk for over 30 years. She retired from Giant Eagle in 2006, just in time to welcome her first of two grandchildren.
Rita enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. You could always count on something good to eat when you visited. Cooking, reading recipes, trips to the casino, and visits to the ocean were just a few of her favorite things to do. Her grandchildren were the apple of her eye.
Rita is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Eva Stefan, brother Frank Stefan and loving husband Bob Elieff. She is survived by her children, Rob Elieff (Alan) of Norton and Denise (Joe) Viola of Green, sisters Frances McLaughlin of Lake Worth and Rosemary (Jim) Szittai of Massillon, brother Tim Stefan of Akron, two granddaughters, Julia and Madeline, and many special nieces, nephews and friends.
The family has entrusted Hummel Funeral Home with the arrangements. The family will receive friends at Hummel on September 22, 2022 from 5-7 pm at 500 East Exchange St. Akron, Ohio.
The lives of both Robert and Rita will be celebrated at this time.

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Calling Hours
September 22, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hummel Funeral Home- Akron
500 E. Exchange St.
Akron, OH 44304

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