Rheta H. Lythgoe

  • Born: September 22, 1927
  • Died: June 19, 2019
  • Location: Tinicum, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family


Rheta H. Lythgoe (nee Demelko), age 91, of Tinicum passed away peacefully on June 19, 2019.
She was previously employed with GE, Ramada Inn Essington, and Main Line Embroidery. Rheta was also a longtime eucharistic minister at Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Essington Pa.
Beloved wife of the late Robert T. Lythgoe, Sr.; daughter of the late Walter and Sophie Demelko; sister of the late Joan Scholtz. Loving mother of Robert T. Lythgoe, Jr. (Melody) and Barbara Rogers. Also survived by her sister Gloria Alexandrowicz, three grandchildren, Tracey Reali (Jason), Robert M. (Mary Beth) and Kellie Hrobak (Douglas) and ten great grandchildren, Jason, Zachary, Bobby, Madelyn, Caroline, Alex, Lindsay, Nicholas, Lucas and Ashley.
Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral on Tuesday from 9:30am – 10:30am at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home 301 Chester Pike Norwood, PA followed by her funeral mass at 11am. at St Rose of Lima Church, Chester Pike Eddystone. Burial will be Private. Friends may call at Cavanagh's Monday evening from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.
In Lieu of flowers memorial donations in Rheta's name may be made to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia by visiting, www.chop.edu/giving or by mail with a check payable to CHOP Foundation, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, P.O. Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352 or The Crozer Keystone Hospice 200 W. Sproul Rd. Springfield Pa. 19064-2016 would be appreciated.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Bob and Barbara and family, we are so very sorry to hear about your mom, she lead a beautiful life and had a great family, she was always a great neighbor. Rest easy now Mrs. Lythgoe, join your husband again and watch over your family, you are a beautiful Angel now

Cathy Koban, Catherine and Adam German

Posted by CAthy Koban - Garnet Valley, PA   June 25, 2019

So sorry to learn of Rheta's passing. My memories of her and Bob go way back to when we were camping in Maryland at the Riverside Campground. My husband and a friend helped move their trailer to New Jersey when they decided to be near the beach. They were such a friendly and giving couple and were so proud of their children and grandchildren. My condolences to their family.

Posted by Gail Adams - Garnet Valley, PA   June 25, 2019

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the passing of one of His saints."

John Sitaras

Posted by A friend   June 25, 2019

Please accept my condolences. I'm so sorry for you're loss. Aunt Rheta was a wonderful soul.

Posted by Mark Lythgoe - New York, NY - Family   June 24, 2019

Sorry to hear about Rheta, she was a special part of my life.

Posted by Charlene Bailey - Aston, PA - Friend   June 24, 2019

Very sorry for your loss Bob.

Posted by Lou (Doc) Garay - Folsom, PA - Served in the Military together   June 23, 2019

Dear Bob, Melody, Barb, and children. Our deepest Sympathy on the loss of your mom. You are in our prayers as always. Loev Marty and Denise

Posted by Denise Wusinich - Newtown Square, PA   June 21, 2019

My sincerest condolences to the (Demelko) Lythgoe Families for the loss of your loved one, Rheta, and pray you find comfort in Psalms 91:2.

Posted by JKH/JW    June 21, 2019

There are no words to express the depth of sadness and loss I feel now that you have passed. My mind knows that you are with your husband and your family and are basking in the light of Heaven's glow and the warmth of the angel's wings and above all else YOU are finally with Almighty God and what could be more amazing than that BUT my heart weeps because I loved you and we had come to a special place in our friendship and sadly I was not READY to let go!! I know how that must sound for who am I really in the scheme of things...Your family was everything to you and we talked about them every time I would visit. Yet I know that you let me in and we shared lots of conversations. I remember the first day I came to take care of you in your home..I was a bit afraid you would shut me out but something clicked and it was smooth sailing from there. Thank you Rheta, for so many happy moments...for your conversations...for your advice...for your stories and adventures.. for our sightseeing drives through Delco...for our lunches at NiftyFifties...for the laughs and the joys we shared..I miss you and I will always miss you...I thank God that He sent me to walk along your path for the past 3plus years...just a moment of time in your almost 92 years on this earth...but cherished just the same..YOU were a plethora of information...a rainbow of personalities and my friend!!! Rest in Peace dear sweet friend and know that you are loved!!!!

Posted by Jaime Shockley - Aston, PA - Friend   June 21, 2019

To the Lythgoe family my condolences. Giker

Posted by Charles Campbell - Chaddsford, PA   June 21, 2019

Dear Bob, Melody, Barb, Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren:

We were so very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Rheta was our wonderful neighbor for over 35 years. We will miss her terribly. She is with your Dad right now in heaven and will be your "Angel" in heaven and watch over all of you.
She was so proud of her children and grandchildren. She was always showing us pictures and just so happy. She was always smiling.
You all took such beautiful care of your Mom and she was blessed to have such a wonderful family.
Please take care and if you need anything please let us know.

Posted by Betty Ann & Jim Fenn - Lester, PA - Neighbor   June 20, 2019


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