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    We are saddened to report that DVCNews forum moderator Rita Fetter (aka Ghost1000) passed away yesterday.

    Rita had been fighting health problems for about a year now. We were aware of the situation but kept details private at the request of her family.

    Rita was always cheerful and eager to help, and made countless contributions to this site over the year. She will be missed. Our heartfelt condolences go out all of her friends and family.

    Rita M. (Gardocki) Fetter, 59, wife of Douglas L. Fetter, Trappe, died
    Tuesday, at Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia.

    Mrs. Fetter was born on October, 10, 1952, in Norristown. She was a
    daughter of Helen (Jeleniecka) Gardocki, E. Norriton Twp., and the late
    Philip Gardocki.

    Mrs. Fetter was the owner of Cybercat-VA. She previously worked for
    Rhone-Poulenc-Rohrer, Inc. and Unisys Corp.

    Mrs. Fetter enjoyed Disney, bird watching, quilting, and her cats.

    In addition to her husband and mother, Mrs. Fetter is survived by her
    step-daughters, Hollie Strohl, Lower Pottsgrove Twp., and Jennifer
    Fetter, Harrisburg; her siblings, Philip Gardocki, W. Norriton Twp., and
    Helen Gardocki, E. Norriton Twp.; and two step-grandchildren.

    Mrs. Fetter’s family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, Monday
    Feb 27th, at the Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Main St., Trappe.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, 1700
    Hawk Mountain Rd., Kempton, PA 19529; or the Cornell Lab of Ornithology,
    159 Sapsucker Woods Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.
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    Rita had a heart of gold and was always willing to help when asked. This is very sad news, she was way too young and will be very much missed.

    Tim do you have Doug's home address in case anyone wants to send him a card?
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    I'm very sorry to hear about her passing, especially for all the friends and family who were close to her.

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    I'm deeply saddened to hear the news about Rita's passing. I almost had the privilege of meeting Rita during one of our trips but unfortunately when we talked on the phone on where to meet, we ended up being at 2 different parks that day and could not work out a time to meet. . My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
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    Thanks, Rita for starting so many the threads I still enjoy today. You will be missed.
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    Rita was such a lovely lady, this is very sad news indeed...My heart goes out to Doug and to the rest of their family...I spent quite a bit of time with them in '07, we went to WDW for a POTC event and we all stayed at OKW and had a great time.
    She will be missed.
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    I was very close to Rita, as we lived near each other prior to me moving to Orlando in 2004. This photo was taken in 2006 I think. I am on the left and rita is on the right of Eeyore.

    If anyone would like to send Doug a card, please PM me for their address. I got the call from him yesterday and was devistated at the details. While I know for close to 2 years that something wasn't quite right, when she was dx'd last year, the changes I saw in her within a year's time were very disheartening. I choose to believe that she is now in a better place and restored to health. And I'll bet she has alredy gone to the Rainbow Bridge to meet up with some of her beloved cats that have gone ahead of her.
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    I had the privilege of meeting and hanging out with both Rita and her DH doug on more than one occasion. They were nice enough to give me one of my most prized Disney possessions, a Wall-E Rubik's cube (which I will NEVER unscramble!). They knew I loved the movie and took it with them to WDW in order to give it to me. What sweethearts.

    In honor of her memory here are a few pics of Rita and Doug:

    They are seated on the left here in 2006:



    The same trip. Rita is on the left in the middle row, Doug is in the back row, on the right, Pirates and Princess Party



    Meetup at MNSSHP 2010:

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    Thanks for posting the pictures Mar. Granted we are not down at WDW as often as one would like, but normally when we hit the Owner's Locker Wine Nights, it seemed like Doug and Rita were always there.

    My heart goes out to Doug and family. She will certainly be missed.
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    Rest in Peace!!!
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