Jean A. Rinda

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Jean A. Rinda, 85, of Seton Manor, Orwigsburg, formerly of Hegins and Cumbola, died Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Seton Manor.

She was born on Wednesday, April 3, 1929, in Hegins, a daughter of the late Arthur Klouser and Agnes Bixler Klouser.

She was a seamstress for area garment factories prior to her retirement.

She was of the Protestant Faith.

Jean enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Her husband George B. Rinda died in 1981. She was also preceded in death by twin infant grandchildren, Shane and Shannon Brish; four sisters, Dorothy Klinger, Pearl Bressler, Ruby Klouser, and Nancy Starr; and two brothers, Jack Klouser and Arthur Klouser.

She is survived by three sons, Edward W. Rinda and his wife Kathryn of New Philadelphia, George B. Rinda of Tamaqua, and Dale R. Rinda and his wife Patti of Cumbola; two daughters, Sharon M. Brish of Cumbola and Ann Louise Kaledas and her husband Tony of Reedsville; eight grandchildren, Edward Rinda, Stephanie Brish, Tyler Brish, Nathaniel Rinda, Jennifer Gerhart, Tony Kaledas, Angelica Kaledas, and Corey Rinda; four great grandchildren, Emily Gerhart, Evan Gerhart, Ethan Rinda, and Hailey Rinda; a brother, Theodore Klouser of Hegins; two sisters, Kay Harner of Valley View and Helen Kessler of Hegins; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, on Monday, June 23, with Rev. Curtis Zemencik officiating. Burial was made in St. John's Cemetery, Hegins.

Condolences can be left for the family at
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Valley View, PA 17983
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Published in The News Item on June 26, 2014