Rita J. Sargut

October 31, 1930July 31, 2020

WEST COLUMBIA – Rita J. Sargut, 89, of West Columbia, SC passed away peacefully Friday surrounded by her NHC family, where she had resided for the last 2 years.

Rita was born in Worcester, MA on October 31, 1930, daughter of Anna and Joseph Kondrotas who were immigrants from Lithuania. Rita and her husband Stanley lived in Worcester, MA for over 50 years before moving to Lexington, SC in 2010. Stanley passed away on July 29, 2017.

She leaves behind her four children, Janice Jenket, her husband Bruce Jenket of Moultonborough, NH; Stephen Sargut, of Oxford, MA; Marilyn Ott, her husband Michael Ott, of Irmo, SC; David Sargut, his husband Joseph Solis of Attleboro, MA along with seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Rita went to Lithuanian School and graduated from Commerce High. She was a proud long-time member of many Lithuanian social groups, and later worked for over 25 years as an inspector at Astra Pharmaceutical, all in Worcester.

Rita had amazing energy, loved to have fun and was always the center of any party. These last two years she enjoyed Bingo, watching Hallmark movies, making cards, was still very social talking to all her “buddies” and loving her nurses/ helpers at NHC. Keeping in touch with family was so precious to her. Back in the day, Rita loved to travel, cook, bowl, and go out dancing. She loved her music, even though she never knew all the words, Rita sang them in her own special loving way that just made you smile.

Services for Rita will be held at Gateway Baptist Church in their chapel, 1651 Dutch Fork Rd., Irmo, SC 29063 on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM with a graveside service at Ft. Jackson at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


7 August

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Gateway Baptist Church


1651 Dutch Fork Road
Irmo, South Carolina 29063

7 August

Graveside Service

1:00 pm

Fort Jackson National Cemetery

4170 Percival Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29229


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Becky And Mark Mindek

August 5, 2020

Although we only met this sweet lady once, we feel as though we knew her well from seeing her contagious energy, love for people and joy of life lived out in her extended family. Our love and prayers are with you as you say goodbye on earth to mom and grandma. ❤️Becky and Mark

David and Delyn Kennedy

August 4, 2020

So many sweet memories with Mrs. Rita as she always brought a smile to your face. I remember how she loved to dance and sing. She brightened every room she was in. I will miss her sweet smile and big hugs. Love you Rita.

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