Presbytera RITA CHARLES KISSAL (Age 73) Fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, January 6, 2017. The youngest of five daughters, Presbytera Rita was born to Charles and Katherine Christakos on September 16, 1943 in Washington, DC. She was the beloved wife of Reverend Father Basil Kissal, who preceded her in death in 2012. Presbytera Rita is survived by her loving sons, George (Sherry) and Constantine (Crystal); and adoring grandchildren, Alexandra, Vasilios, Douglas, and Logan. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lula, and is survived by three sisters, Peppie, Tina and Penny, as well as many cousins, nephews and nieces. Visitation will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George 7701 Bradley Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 5 to 9 p.m. Trisagion prayers at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Church on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 10 a.m. She will be laid to rest at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, Md. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the Presbytera Rita Memorial Fund at the Greek Orthodox Church of St.George or the Alzheimer's Association. May her memory be eternal +.
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