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...