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Helen J (Scotchlas) Ritz

January 13, 1923 - March 31, 2019

Service Date: April 3, 2019

Funeral Home Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc.

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Helen J. Ritz, 96, of Simpson died Sunday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was the wife of Bernard Ritz, who died in 1996.

Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late Joseph & Mary Kalamajka Scotchlas. She was educated in Simpson and spent most of her life in New York City. Helen was employed as a waitress and then cashier for Stouffer’s Restaurants in Manhattan.

Helen was a member of St. Rose Parish/ St. Michael’s Church, Simpson. She was devoted to her daily rosary prayers. A fiercely independent woman, she kept her own residence until two months ago. In her later years she enjoyed being current on many topics and could always be found watching the news, reading the daily newspaper or completing crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her brother, Michael F. Scotchlas and his wife Delores, Simpson and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Frank, John, Edward and Walter Scotchlas and a sister, Josephine Termina.

A Blessing Service will be conducted on Wednesday at 5:00 PM in the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. 621 Main St., Simpson.  Friends may call on Wednesday from 3 to 5 PM.  Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Simpson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN

For directions or condolences visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

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