Meadville Tribune

January 14, 2014

Tracy Renee Rinko

Meadville Tribune

CONNEAUT LAKE — Tracy Renee Rinko, 40, of Morningshore Drive, Conneaut Lake, passed peacefully and went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Jan. 12. 2014, at Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, surrounded by family and friends.

Tracy was born Sept. 22, 1973, in Greenville, an only child to Diane Gleason and Regis Rinko. She grew up and attended school in Cochranton. She was a seamstress and talented decorator. For over the past five years she worked alongside her companion, Greg, of more than 10 years, helping to restore the water front facilities at Conneaut Lake Park. Tracy was instrumental in decorating the Hotel lobby, Ballroom and Elizabeth’s Restaurant and bringing many beautiful weddings to the park. Tracy was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by her fiancé, Greg Sutterlin of Conneaut Lake; her mother, Diane Gleason of Dayton, Ohio; her father and stepmother, Regis and Pauline Rinko of Cochranton; three stepsisters Judy Kohen and her husband, Michael, of North Carolina, Linda Stanton and her husband, Randy, of Meadville, and Wendy Mosbacher and her husband, Michael, of Meadville; several aunts and uncles; and her lifelong friend, Michele Wagner of Pittsburgh.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Bernard and Phyllis Gleason; and paternal grandparents, George and Helen Rinko.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. for family and close friends, receiving guests from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Dickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake.

The Recital of the Rosary will be conducted by Our Lady Queen of the Americas Altar Rosary Society beginning at 4:30 p.m. followed by the memorial service, with Father Jeffrey Lucas of Our Lady Queen of the Americas officiating.

Immediately following the memorial service, a celebration of her life will be open to the public and will be held in Elizabeth’s Restaurant at the Hotel Conneaut, Conneaut Lake Park. All who knew and loved Tracy and Gregg are welcome to attend.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful caring doctors, nurses and staff at Montefiore Hospital.

Because of her love for animals, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Conneaut Lake Bark Park, 12810 Foust Road, Conneaut Lake, Pa. 16316.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Dickson Funeral Home & Crematory, Rocco R. Tedesco III, supervisor, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake.