Alice Hoban Rinehimer

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Jan. 12, 2013

Alice Hoban Rinehimer, 91, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully in the presence of her children on Jan. 12, 2013.

Born on Feb. 7, 1921 in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Joseph W. and Genevieve Carpenter Hoban.

Alice graduated from St. Ann's Academy in 1939. That same year she won a Scarlett O'Hara look-a-like contest sponsored by The Boston Store and Paramount Theater prior to the opening of "Gone with the Wind."

Alice worked for many years at The Boston Store, later Boscov's, in the better dresses department. She took great pleasure helping her customers find the perfect dress for the occasion and visiting with old friends and making new friends.

She was a member of the Parish of St. Nicholas.

Alice was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Kennedy; brothers James, Joseph, Robert, Edward and Frank Hoban, and her former husband, Ernest D. Rinehimer Jr.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Ellen and her husband, Tom Ryndak, of Davis, Ill.; Dr. Jim and his wife, Maureen Rinehimer, of Pocono Lake; atty. Ruth Whalen of Wilkes-Barre; Bill and his wife, Melissa Rinehimer, of Holland, Pa.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother Don Hoban of Sausalito, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

Alice's family thanks the staff at The Laurels Health & Rehabilitation for their kindness to her through the years.

Celebration of Alice's Life will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from McLaughlin's - The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in the Church of St. Nicholas. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to the charity of your preference.

Permanent message and memories can be shared with Alice's family at .

Published in Times Leader on Jan. 15, 2013