Rita E. Rando, 98, of Panama City Beach, Florida passed away February 1, 2015 after a long illness. She was born in Mount Vernon, New York on September 2, 1916. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Rose Rando; brother, Thomas Rando; sister-in-law, Letitia Rando; and brother-in-law, Joseph Franco, Sr. She is survived by her sister, Florence Franco; and nieces and nephews, Dr. Therese Rando, Dr. Mary Mancini, Thomas Rando, Joseph Franco, Mary Franco, Anthony Franco and numerous other relatives. Rita was a legal secretary for 49 years in Mount Vernon, New York before moving to Panama City. Rita was a devout Catholic member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and she will always be cherished for all her prayers and votive candles burned for friends and family. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, February 17 at 11am at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.