Reba H. Mollica (1921 - 2014)

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Reba H. Mollica 93, Clearfield, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Marion Manor in Curwensville.
Born Oct. 27, 1921, in Washington, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Lois Jennings and Mamie D. Nash Head. On Nov. 11, 1945, in Dublin, Ga., she wed Samuel "Dutchie" Mollica, who preceded her in death Dec. 23, 2004.
She was a 1939 graduate of Lyman Hall High School in Gainesville, Ga., and was the valedictorian of her high school class. She is a graduate of Brenau College in Gainesville, Ga.
She worked as an executive secretary in Georgia and also as an executive secretary for Airplane Marine for five years. 
Upon moving to Clearfield, she worked for the Clearfield County Unemployment Office, was part owner of DuBois 1 Hour Cleaners where she did bookwork and was a seamstress. She was co-owner of DuBois Bonanza/Ponderosa restaurant. She was employed by the Clearfield School District for 28 years as a library aide retiring at age 83.
Reba was an amateur radio operator #N3PUF, and a life member of S.O.I 189 where she was also a former member of the Martha Washington Lodge/S.O.I 189 and has served as president of this organization.
She is survived by five children: Rebecca A. Hummel and her husband, Rick, of Clearfield, Nancy L. Hayes and her husband, Jon, of Downingtown, Samuel J. Mollica III and his wife, Leah, of DuBois, Stephen J. Mollica of Clearfield, and Claudia J. Russell and her husband, Bruce, of Chester Springs; 10 grandchildren: Dr. Lynn Hummel Ed. D., Ann Hummel, Kathleen Peterson, Eric Hayes, Jennifer Hayes, Christina Peterson, Samantha Mollica, PFC Bruce Russell, Andrew Russell, Cara Russell; three great-grandchildren, Dante Peterson, Anthony Peterson and Julian Hayes; two brothers, M.L. Head and his wife, Artis, of Flowery Branch Ga., Ervin W. Head and his wife, Kim, of Gainesville, Ga.
She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Carl J. Mollica; brother, Glen A. Head; infant brother, Loy Head; and a sister, Inez Garner.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 and from 10 a.m. till the time of services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc., 16 North Front St., Clearfield. Services for Mrs. Mollica will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas Young officiating. Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Clearfield.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library, 1 South Front St., Clearfield, PA.
Online condolences may be made to the family at
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The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Clearfield
16 N Front St
Clearfield, PA 16830
(814) 765-8446
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Published in The Courier Express from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2014