June 18, 1931 – March 7, 2021
Rita M. nee McAfee Bedle, 89, of the Whiting section of Manchester Twp., passed away Sunday, March 7, peacefully at home surrounded by family. Born in Philadelphia, she was raised in Hainesport, NJ and attended Rancocas Valley High School in Mt Holly where she enjoyed being a cheerleader throughout. Early on she was a telephone operator at Fort Dix where she met Walter Bedle. They moved to Old Bridge where they married and raised their own family, two children William and Patricia. She retired from the Macy’s Department Store in East Brunswick where she worked for many years. She moved to Whiting in 2003 and became active in Crestwood Village where she waitressed and worked in the kitchen often at the Harmony Lodge with the various activities there. She was very active before becoming stricken with cancer. Rita is predeceased by a brother Edward McAfee formerly of Medford. She is survived by her husband Walter Bedle of 67 years and her children William Bedle of Whiting and Patricia Pollack of Winchester, VA. She is also survived by her brother William McAfee of Fort Meyers, FL and her grandchildren Craig Pollack of Bunker Hill, VA and Jillian Pollack of Arlington, VA. Rita will be missed by many and we are grateful that she is in God’s care.