Laurie A. Rinkes

James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | July 28, 2020

Laurie A. Rinkes, 69, of North Huntingdon, passed away on July 28, 2020 at the William Penn Care Center, Penn Township.  She was born May 5, 1951, to the late Thomas J. Logan Jr. and Lorraine McKinley Logan in Cincinnati, OH.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Richard Rinkes.

She is survived by her two sons, Daniel and his wife Katherine “Katie”, of Frederick, MD, Brian, and his wife Alicia, of North Huntingdon; adoring grandchildren Nathan, Aubrey, Julia, and Emilia; two brothers, Thomas J. Logan III of Worcester, MA,  Xavier Logan of Redondo Beach, CA; and sister, Colleen Elles and her husband Ed Elles of Ardmore, OK.  

While her children were school age, Laurie was a tireless volunteer at St. Agnes School, serving as a teacher’s assistant, cafeteria worker, playground monitor and librarian.  Subsequently, she moved on to a career as a purchasing agent for a local company, and continued to volunteer at the St. Agnes/St. Vincent DePaul Society food bank. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, in Irwin. In recent years, her grandchildren, who called her “Gigi”, were her passion.  She continued to support charities that were close to her heart.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Immaculate Conception Church with Father John Moineau as celebrant. Interment in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Originally published July 28, 2020.

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