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Joseph Leo Mollica

November 5, 1921 November 11, 2012
Joseph Leo Mollica
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Joseph Leo Mollica, 91, of Clearfield, passed away early Sunday morning November 11, 2012 at Colonial Courtyard in Clearfield.
Born November 5, 1921 in Clearfield, he was the son of Calogero John and Josephine (Ortasic) Mollica.  He first had worked for Harbison-Walker Refractories in Clearfield, then General Motors Corp in Buffalo, NY, and then owned and operated Joe’s One Hour Cleaners in Clearfield retiring after 32 years of service.
He was a member of St. Francis Roman Catholic Church in Clearfield, the Clearfield Sons of Italy, the Clearfield Kiwanis Club for 43 years where he ran the Fair Booth (friend dough), was in charge of the Spaghetti Dinner, and the treats for the Halloween parade, the DuBois American Legion, the Old Town Sportsman Club, the Mosquito Creek Sportsman Club, the Olympic Club in DuBois, was a Fourth  Degree Knight of the Clearfield Knights of Columbus Council 409 and was the cook at the Moss Barn Lodge for 40 years.  He loved gardening and cooking.
On November 22, 1956 in Clearfield, he wed the former Avanelle Marie Duttry  who preceded him in death on October 20, 2008.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, and infant brother Anthony, brothers Samuel & Phillip Mollica, and sisters Rose Marara and Marion “Tillie” Mollica.  He was the last member of his generation.
Surviving are a daughter and 3 sons.  Linda L. Brown and husband Robert of Mansfield, OH, Terrance J. Harzinski and wife Peggy of Bismark, ND, Michael F. Harzinski and wife Shelby of Williamsport, and Joseph L. Mollica II and his partner George Flannery of Burnsville, MN.  Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandaughter.
Funeral Services for Mr. Mollica will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield on Friday November 16, 2012 at 11:30 AM, with Msgr H. Desmond McGee Jr. officiating.  Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery Clearfield.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday November 15, 2012 from 3 to 7 PM, and Friday from 10 AM until time of services
Online condolences may be made to the family at
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield is in charge of the arrangements.
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