Rita Herold Daniel Russell, age 73, of Waterford, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at home by her husband’s side following a brief illness. Rita was born April 28, 1949, the daughter of Rita Herold and the late Ernie Herold. She was a graduate of Strong Vincent High School, and retired from Erie Insurance after 40 years of service as a Senior Underwriter. She enjoyed her volunteer work with the Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society and the Waterford Kiwanis Club.

Rita was preceded in death by her first husband, Ronnie “Archie” Daniel. She is survived by her husband of nearly 18 years, L. Parker Russell; son, Bryan (Katie) Daniel of Duluth, GA; daughter, Kara (Mary) Daniel of Gahanna, OH; daughter, Leann Russell, and son, Benjamin Russell, both of Pawley’s Island, SC; brother, Don (Jane) Herold of Chino Hills, CA; sister, Nancy Herold of Erie; and sisters-in-law, Jeanne Wassink and Kathy Crowell, both of Clymer, NY. She will be sadly missed by grandchildren, Celeste, Clara, Jakob, Alex, Max and Nicholas; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Thursday, March 23rd from 3-7 pm with a service following. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gift Shop Fund of Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society, or the Waterford Kiwanis Club.