Mary Dominic Rechtorick, SCN, died August 8, 2011, at the age of 84 after serving God for 66 years. She was born in New Salem, Pa., and entered the community of the Vincentian Sisters of Charity in 1945 from St. Procopius Parish, New Salem, Pa.
Sister earned a Bachelor of Education degree from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa., and a Masters degree in Reading from Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee, Wis.
For 36 years Sister Mary Dominic taught in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg, Pa. Sister then served as principal for 19 years at St. Lawrence School, Monett, Mo. (Diocese of Springfield-Cape Giradeau)
Sister Dominic spent part of each summer for 16 years going to Philippi, West Virginia to assist those in need. She had a special love for the poor and underserved. In her teaching ministry, Sister also had a special love for students who presented any type of challenge, always trying to give them every opportunity to change and grow.
Following retirement from teaching, Sister Dominic was the receptionist at the Vincentian Child Care Center for six years after which she became part of the Prayer Ministry. She was a resident of Vincentian Home for the past five years.
She is survived by her brother Stephen, sister-in-law Irene, nieces, nephews and her Sisters in the SCN Community.