Helen N. Rinish Mudlock

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Helen N. Rinish Mudlock, 88, of Laflin, died at home on Saturday, June 9, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Frank J. Mudlock Jr. with whom she enjoyed more than 65 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on May 22, 2016.

Helen was born in the Shantytown section of Jenkins Twp. on Sept. 10, 1929, to the late Peter and Mary Skupen Rinish. She attended Laflin and West Pittston schools and resided in Laflin most of her life. She was a member of St. Maria Goretti Parish, Laflin.

Prior to her retirement, Helen was employed by H&M Dress Factory, Laflin, and was also previously employed by lamp and cigar factories throughout the area. Helen loved to bake and cook, and she always put her family first. Helen was a former member of the Laflin Women's Club and was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Peter and Robert; and a sister, Patricia Bartolotto.

Surviving are her children, Mary Ann Knorr and husband, Walter (Rocky), Jackson Twp.; Frank Mudlock and wife, Sharon, Jenkins Twp.; and James Mudlock and wife, Michele, Mountain Top; as well as sister, Marie Demnitski, Barnesville; and grandchildren, Stephanie Lombardo and husband, Bernard, Kelsey, Brittany, James and Zackary Mudlock, and Walter (RJ), Natalie, Faith, and Frank Thomas Knorr; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are by Ruane & Mudlock Funeral Home Inc.

A viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Baloga Funeral Home, 1201 Main St., Jenkins Twp. The funeral service will be at 9:45 a.m. Thursday from Baloga Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Schooley Avenue, Exeter.

Condolences may be made at www.ruaneandmudlock.com.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on June 12, 2018