Veronica A. (Rabb) Vitt

Born: 01/04/1931 Passed:

Vicki, age 89 of New Philadelphia, passed away May 12, 2020. She was born in Canton, OH and graduated from McKinley High School where she was on the Homecoming Court and a star basketball player.

Vicki was a strong, determined, kind, woman who loved her family, gardening, swimming, and thrift shopping. She had a special place in her heart for animals and rescued many cats and dogs throughout her life. Vicki was artistic and loved to write poetry and short stories. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed attending all of their sporting events and school functions. She also enjoyed many family vacations to Myrtle Beach.

She worked many jobs throughout her life from hairdresser to the Hello Shop gift shop to a guide at Schoenbrunn Village. However, her favorite job was at the Dover YMCA where she earned her lifeguard certificate at the age of sixty-five. She spent over a decade at the YMCA teaching children and adults how to swim.

Vicki was preceded in death by her two sisters, Anna Stolarik and Margaret McKittrick; her son-in-law, Michael Kostelnik and grandson, Ryan Vitt.

She is survived by her husband of seventy years, Frank Vitt Jr; her sons, Eric (Peggy) Vitt and Denny (Debby) Vitt; her daughter, Rebecca Kostelnik; grandchildren, Sean (Nina) Kostelnik, Chad Kostelnik, Tonja (Jay) Prendergast and Maddie, Ty Basiewcz, Heather (Archie) Cortright, and Christina Vitt.

The family will hold a private ceremony at a later date. Donations in Vicki’s name may be made to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society. Condolences and special memories can be shared with her family online at

Heritage Cremation Society


6 Tributes to Veronica A. (Rabb) Vitt

  1. ed mason says:

    Eric,Danny &Becky, im so sorry to here of the passing of your mom. You have my deepest sympathy.

  2. Ann Wise says:

    May God be with you at this difficult time.Your in my thoughts and prayers. Sharing in your sorrow. Mrs.Wise

  3. Vic and Judy Stull, Gradall says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Frankie and his family in the loss of Vicki. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Vic and Judy Stull, from Gradall.

  4. Pat Peters says:

    I worked with Vicki at the Tuscarawas County YMCA in the mid-90s. She was always such a pleasure to be around. I have fond memories of her and send you my thoughts and prayers as you mourn her passing.

    • Sue Beachy says:

      So sorry to here about the passing of your Mother in law Debbie prayers for you and your family

  5. Bud & Ruth Mattevi says:

    Our sympathy & prayers to Frank & all of their family. Hoping the many happy memories will help through the sad times.

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