Rita Ursula Boyle Rita Boyle, 87, formerly of Amelia Island, Florida, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2019 at her home in Suntree. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Clyde, and her children, Thomas Boyle and Kathleen Simko. Also survived by her seven grandchildren, Leah Roszkowiak, Lindsey Boyle, Annie Boyle, Christopher Boyle, Laura Simko, Andrew Simko, and Matthew Simko and brother, Ludwig “Sonny” Ostendorf. Rita was born in Flatbush Brooklyn in 1931, to Lambertha and Ludwig Ostendorf, immigrants from Bremen, Germany. Rita’s family moved to Laurelton, Queens when she was ten years old where she attended public school. Rita met her future husband, Clyde, while working at the Springfield National Bank in Queens. Rita and Clyde married in December of 1952 just as Clyde started his service in the US Army at Ft. Benning, GA. Rita and her family lived happily in Granby, Connecticut and Northport, New York where she and Clyde raised their children before moving to Florida in 1980. Rita retired in 1999 from Bank of America after nearly twenty years of service. Rita was an avid gardener, golfer, bridge player and cook and thoroughly enjoyed entertaining family and friends. Rita will be remembered for her disciplined approach to life and her pursuit of perfection in everything she did. She was guided by her sense of honesty, generosity and strong values.
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