Kathleen G. (Kathy) Mochin, 72, a resident of Swoyersville, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 12, 2012, at Golden Living Center, East Mountain Campus, Wilkes-Barre, following a lengthy illness.
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Her loving husband is the Rev. George Mochin, permanent deacon of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville. Together, George and Kathy shared 50 years of marriage.
Born Feb. 17, 1940, in Wyoming, Kathleen was the daughter of the late Michael (Wootsie) Urban and Mary Sandor Urban.
A life resident of Swoyersville, Kathleen was a graduate of the former Swoyersville High School.
During her working years, Kathleen worked for Blue Ribbon Bakery; in the garment industry for Little Men Inc.; and later as a certified pharmacy technician.
A faithful and devout Catholic, Kathleen was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.
Prior to its closing, Kathy was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Church, Swoyersville, where she served as the past choir director and past co-director of the church's youth group, the Junior Catholic Daughters.
Throughout her life, Kathleen always had a great love for music and singing. She was an active member of the Catholic Choral Society and the St. Ignatius Church Choir. She also enjoyed playing the guitar with her friend, Janelle Selecky.
Kathleen loved working with the youth. She was awarded the St. Ann Medal from the Diocese of Scranton in 1980 for her leadership in working with the youth within the diocese.
Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Michael (Wootsie) Urban, in 1972; and her mother, Mary Sandor Urban, in 2000.
In addition to her husband, the Rev. George Mochin, Kathy is survived by her children, Chris, Swoyersville; Mark and his girlfriend, Tonya Zehner, Dunmore; and Maria, Baltimore; her sister, Midge Gregory, Forty Fort; and her nieces, Michelle Windwalker, Hunlock Creek; and Maureen Barber, Forty Fort.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her pastor, officiating.
Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and again from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville.
The Confraternity of Christian Women of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will recite the rosary at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the church.
Funeral arrangements for the family of Kathleen Mochin have been entrusted to the care and direction of Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.
For additional information, or to send the Mochin family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Kathy's memory to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2012