January 01, 1970

Sister Mary Dominic Rechtorick, a Sister of Charity of Nazareth, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at the age of 84 after serving God for 66 years. She was born in New Salem and entered the community of the Vincentian Sisters of Charity in 1945 from St. Procopius Parish, New Salem. Sister earned a bachelor of education degree from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, and a master’s degree in reading from Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee, Wisc. For 36 years, she taught in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg. Sister then served as principal for 19 years at St. Lawrence School, Monett, Mo. (Diocese of Springfield-Cape Giradeau). Sister Dominic spent part of each summer for 16 years going to Philippi, W.Va., to assist those in need. She had a special love for the poor and under-served. In her teaching ministry, Sister also had a special love for students who presented any type of challenge, always trying to give them every opportunity to change and grow. Following retirement from teaching, Sister Dominic was the receptionist at the Vincentian Child Care Center for six years, after which she became part of the Prayer Ministry. She was a resident of Vincentian Home for the past five years. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Eva (Glogosky); and by sisters, Anna, Louise, Helen, Mildred, Sister Pelagia (Mary) and Sister M. Bernice (Agnes); and brothers, Frank and Anthony. She is survived by her brother, Stephen; sister-in-law, Irene; nieces, nephews and her Sisters in the SCN Global Community. Friends are being received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Louise Convent, 8200 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at the St. Louise Convent Chapel. Burial will follow in the Sisters’ cemetery. Arrangements by T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Office of Congregational Advancement, PO Box 9, Nazareth, KY 40048-0009.

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