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Rita Elizabeth Flach

July 31, 1934 ~ September 1, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Rita Elizabeth Flach, wife of the late Arthur E. Flach, died on Friday, September 1, 2023, at the R. Adams Crowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, Maryland.

She was the daughter of Flaviano Gloria and Aminta Gloria of Philadelphia, Pa., now deceased, who immigrated to the United States from Manoppelo in the province of Pescara, Italy in the early 1900s. Rita was born in Philadelphia, Pa. as the youngest of 4 children and graduated from West Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pa. Her siblings, Gaetano, Oreste and Phyllis, all predeceased her. She married Arthur E. Flach on September 24, 1955, and settled in the Northeast section of Philadelphia.  She and her husband subsequently moved to Towson, Maryland in 1963 where they raised their 3 children.  Eventually they settled in Howard County, Maryland. Rita filled her family with strong faith, positive inspiration and endless love. Whether in Maryland, Southwest Florida or Bethany Beach, Delaware, Rita’s delicious, homemade Italian cooking made for wonderful family gatherings especially during the holidays.  Upon meeting Rita, you instantly became her best friend. She truly lived her life in gratitude.

She is survived by a daughter, Gloria A Flach, a son, Gregory A Flach and his wife Lorraine and a son, Arthur E. Flach and his wife Lynn. Rita was the loving grandmother of Ryan A. Flach, Timothy J. Flach, Kristen E. Flach and Connor T. Flach.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Alphonsus Rodriguez Church at 10800 Old Court Road, Woodstock, Md. 21163 at 11:15 AM on Thursday, September 7, 2023. There will be no public viewing.  A private family interment will take place at the St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Church Cemetery located adjacent to the church.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rita’s memory to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Stjude.org) or to the Epilepsy Foundation (give.epilepsy.com).


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Mass of Christian Burial
September 7, 2023

11:15 AM
St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Catholic Church
10800 Old Court Rd.
Woodstock, MD 21163

Interment is private


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-822-6344
Web: https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html

Epilepsy Foundation
3540 Crain Highway, Ste. 675, Bowie MD 20716
Tel: 1-800-332-1000
Email: contactus@efa.org
Web: https://give.epilepsy.com/page/33651/donate/1


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