Sunday, February 25, 2024


Rita Stitzer, 89

Rita Stitzer of Westport, a former member of the Board of Finance and Representative Town Meeting (RTM), died Sept. 22 at Norwalk Hospital. She was 89.

Active in town affairs, she served on the RTM from 1977 to 1981 and the Board of Finance from 1981 to 1989, including as vice chair. She later served on the Gifts Committee as well as a Charter Revision Commission.

She was born in Bronx, New York, a daughter of the late Hyman and Molly Bacher.

She is survived by her husband Carl Stitzer, her children Alan Stitzer (Jill), David Stitzer, and Jan Stitzer (Werner), her grandchildren Logan, Jason, Dylan, Chaim Shmuel, Yaakov Tzvi, Moshe Naftali, and Chana Shira, and her great-grandchildren Esther Bracha, Ahuva Yaffa Malka, Moshe Daniel, and Mordechai Binyomin. She was predeceased by her sister Harriet and and great-granddaughter Chava.

A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 9 a.m. directly at Temple Israel Cemetery, 227 Richards Ave, Norwalk.

Shiva will be observed in Westport immediately following services and Spring Valley, New York beginning on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Anti-Defamation League, please visit

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