Becker Funeral Home

219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ


Rita Ann Bergholtz

May 30, 1952June 20, 2020

In Loving Memory On Saturday, June 20, 2020, Rita Ann Bergholtz, loving and adored mother of 3 daughters, passed into the arms of the Lord peacefully at age 68. Rita was born May 30, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY to James & Bertha Cobb. Rita had a wonderful zest for life. Because of her love and compassion for people and children, she received a Child Care Technician’s Certificate which inspired her to further her education and became a LPN from Albany Medical Center in 1976. In 1979, she married John T. Bergholtz Jr. Their union created 3 amazing daughters; Shannon, Stacey & Ashley. As time passed and through life’s journey, she met Robert McDevitt, her significant other. They cared for each other deeply for over 25 years. For most of her life, she was a devoted mother and homemaker. She supported her girls by becoming their dedicated Girl Scout leader and softball coach. In her later years, she joined CVS Pharmacy in Westwood as a Pharmacy Technician. She was a customer favorite, well known for her warmth and her willingness to always help others. Rita was also the best Oma to her four grandchildren. Her grandsons John, Luke & Matthew loved to cuddle up with her to watch the newest children’s movies and snack on freshly made popcorn way past their bedtimes. Her french toast will always be a family favorite. She also spoiled them with the best presents and always had a sweet treat to sneak to them. Most importantly, she spoiled them with love. Rita also loved to sing, play on the floor and buy the cutest outfits for her granddaughter Avery. She loved her children and grandchildren eternally. Rita is survived by her 3 daughters Shannon (John) Marciano, Stacey Bergholtz (Robert Moore), Ashley (Matthew) Grath; her significant other Robert McDevitt; her 4 grandchildren, John, Luke & Matthew Marciano and Avery Moore; her 3 siblings Deborah (Thomas) Bicknell, James (Ellen) Cobb and Patrick (Cristy) Cobb. Rita was a dearly loved Aunt of her many nieces and nephews as well as a great-aunt of grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

A Memorial Visitation will be held from 7-9 pm on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Becker Funeral Home in Westwood, NJ. A funeral mass will be held at St. Gabriel the Archangel R.C. Church in Saddle River, NJ on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 11 am. We respectfully ask for family only for the Friday mass due to current restrictions. Flowers are welcome, donations may be made to The John Theurer Cancer Center.

Link to the John Theurer Cancer Center: https://secure2.convio.net/humc/site/Donation2;jsessionid=00000000.app268a?1582.donation=form1&df_id=1582&NONCE_TOKEN=A0079C489529FFA898F9EE05BBBF4C9D


  • Memorial Visitation

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, June 26, 2020


Rita Ann Bergholtz

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Jo Bergholtz

July 1, 2020

I am Jo Bergholtz,Brian Bergholtz' Sister I didnot know Rita all that well. What I do remember is she was the most forgiving person and loved all those around her . She never felt sorry for herself regardless of the hard times . Her children came first. Rita was steadfast in her Love for her family .
When I Went thruogh a hard time she was the only one who didn't judge me as the other Bergholtz clan did. Rita was a good person.

Peggie Burke

June 23, 2020

Rita was such a sweet soul.
Always helpful and caring to everyone. She loved her daughters and grand children so much. I loved when she shared all her stories of them and their milestones.
I will miss my friend ❤️
Rest easy Rita🙏
Love to all Peggie

Robert Moore

June 23, 2020

You will be missed Oma! You will live on in all of us-- especially your four grandchildren


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