Catherine (Medovich) Rizza, age 61, of McHenry, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013, at Alden Terrace of McHenry.
She was born January 27, 1952 in Chicago to Edward and Marjorie J. (Hill) Medovich.
Catherine was raised and educated in Iron River, Michigan. She was a resident of the suburban Chicago area for many years, and lived in the Crystal Lake area for over 15 years. She worked as an administrative assistant in various companies, working her way up to an executive assistant for a major telecommunication firm.
She loved doing crafts and made many items she would like to share with family and friends. Anyone who was interested, she would take them in hand and teach them. In life as in death she will always be loved.
Survivors include her loving partner of over 15 years, Michael Reuter; two daughters, Diana (Ravi) Sundara of Ballwin, MO, and Sandra (Ray) Gustafson of Harvard, IL, a grandson, Rakshana Sundara; her mother, Marjorie Medovich of Iron River, MI; and two brothers, John (Georgia) Medovich of Knoxville, TN, and David (Vicki) Medovich of Caspian, MI.
She was preceded in death by her father, and a brother, Tony.
Friends may visit with her family from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, Catherine’s family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com.