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Rita Sharon Smolock

May 31, 1946 November 11, 2021
Rita Sharon Smolock
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Rita “Sharon” Smolock, 75 of 2 Paul Street, Ashland, passed away at Seton Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Orwigsburg on Thursday, November 11, 2021.

Born in Centralia on May 31,1946, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Frances (McGinley) McHale. She was a graduate of Mt. Carmel Catholic High School.

Sharon was married at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Centralia, on August 27, 1966, to Joseph Smolock, who survives.

Sharon was retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, where she was employed as an Automotive Director.

She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Church, where she was also a member of its Friends of St. Joseph. She loved to volunteer her time at the church. She was an avid reader, bingo player, and maker of unforgettable food. She enjoyed her many trips to the beach and was able to fulfill her dream trip when she traveled to Ireland. Most of all, she was the greatest mother and grandmother of all time and she relished in the chance to influence every life she touched.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Joseph Smolock and his wife Kim of Conyngham Valley, and Bryan Smolock and his wife Tara of Ashland; one daughter, Erin Smolock and her husband Shawn Meier of Girardville; seven grandchildren, Ryan, Emily, Kaitlin, Shawn, Liam, Roan, and Ayden.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Bernard McHale.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday December 3,2021 at 10am at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment will follow at St. Ignatius Cemetery, Centralia. There will be no visitation. Everyone is welcome to attend the Mass. Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 South Market Street, Mt. Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz, III Supervisor is in charge of arrangements. To leave condolences for the family, please visit
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Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM 12/3/2021 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/3/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Charles Borromeo

1115 Walnut Street
Ashland, PA 17921

St. Charles Borromeo
1115 Walnut Street Ashland 17921 PA
United States

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St. Ignatius Cemetery Final Resting Place

Centralia, Pa 17927

Centralia 17927 Pa
United States

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