Rita Mae (Stopyak) Ishman, 74 of Clearwater, Florida and Hale, Michigan, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2017, with family by her side.
She was born July 1, 1942 in Bay City and was the beloved wife of John Ishman for 22 years. She loved fishing, traveling, and being with her family.
Rita is survived by her daughter, Dawn Badalamenti; 2 brothers, Anthony (Kathy) Stopyak, Jr. and Thomas (Judy) Stopyak; 2 sisters, Barbara (Terry) Koscielski and Christine (Duane) Andersen; nieces, Theresa (Chris) Davis, Alexandrea (Chris) McNeilly and Ashley Stopyak; nephews, Jonathan (Jessica) Stopyak, D.D.S., Robert (Christy) Koscielski, Bradley Koscielski, Gabe Koscielski, Zachary Andersen and Matthew Stopyak; great-nieces, Sophia Stopyak, and Emma, Ava & Madison Koscielski; great-nephews, Alex & Logan Davis and Kaden &Nolan Koscielski and her dogs, Rusty, Rocky and Missy.
She was preceded in death by her father, Anthony Stopyak, Sr. and her mother, Frances (Pastoric) Stopyak.
Rita will be cremated and a memorial service will be held in June with family and close friends.