Rella B. Grooms Dittman, 80, of West Mifflin died Saturday in the Forbes Hospice, Pittsburgh. Born March 9, 1904, in Dravosburg, she was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Duquesne, it's Confraternity of Christian Mothers and the Catholic Daughters of America.
Widow of Jerome J. Dittman, she is survived by sons, Jerome J. Jr. of Graysville, the Rev. Bernard F. of Aurora, Ill., James F. of West Mifflin and Thomas R. of prosperity; 13 grand children; a great grandchild; and brother William Davis of Imperial.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and 7 to 9 p.m., only, tomorrow in the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne. A blessing there at 9:30 a.m. will followed by concelebrated mass of christian burial at 10 in St. Joseph's Church. Concelebrants will be her son and the Rev. Robert Turner. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
From the McKeesport Daily News Dec 31, 1984 Page 11