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Rita M. Baranoski, former secretary who worked at Bethlehem Steel during World War II, dies

Rita M. Baranoski, former secretary who worked at Bethlehem Steel during World War II, dies

Rita Mary Baranoski, a retired secretary and Canton resident, died Sept. 5 from pneumonia at Jacobs Well Assisted Living in Bel Air. She was 95.

She was born and raised in Canton, the daughter of Frank Baranoski, a Bethlehem Steel Co. shipyard pipefitter, and Matilda Baranoski, a homemaker and cannery worker.

Miss Baranoski had resided 93 years in a South Lakewood Avenue rowhouse whose brickwork had been done by a cousin. She lived the past two years at the Bel Air assisted-living facility.

She was a graduate of local parochial schools and at age 16 went to work as a nurse’s assistant at what was then the University of Maryland...

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