G. Rarig, 93, of Maria Joseph Manor, Danville and formerly of Millville went
to be with her Lord and Savior Monday evening, February 11, 2013 surrounded
by immediate family at Columbia Montour Home Hospice at Maria Hall in
Danville. She was born May 24, 1919 in Mehoopany, PA, the eldest daughter
of the late Corey and Florence Monk Garey.
graduated from Sewickley High School in Sewickley, PA in 1936 and received
her Bachelors Degree in education in 1940 from Indiana University of
taught home economics and retired from the Danville Area School District in
1981. She was a faithful volunteer for over 25 years at the Ronald McDonald
House in Danville and volunteered for many years at Geisinger Medical
Center. Helen enjoyed cooking (trying new recipes until well into her 80s),
being the urgent consult on all baking related matters (“Grandma, is this
icing supposed to be lumpy?!”), laughing at many a baudy joke, and providing
grandmotherly love and advice to many. Her entire life she set the bar for
style, elegance, patience, and generosity.
was married for 47 years to the late Adam L. Rarig who preceded her in death
in October 1989. She will be deeply missed by her son, Lewis R. Rarig and
his wife Judi and her daughter, Lois Ann Wolff, as well as her eight
grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her brother Corey “Buzz” Garey, Jr. and sister, Pauline John preceded her in
family would like to thank the nurses and aides at Maria Joseph Manor who
did an amazing job caring for our [grand]mother physically, emotionally, and
spiritually. Helen taught us that you are never too old to make new
friends, which she continued to do until the last week of her life.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Helen’s Life on
Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11:00am at Millville United Methodist Church
on State Street in Millville. In lieu of flowers, Helen requested that
memorial contributions be made to Camp Victory, 58 Camp Victory Road,
Millville, PA 17846 or Millville United Methodist Church, PO Box 470,
Millville, PA 17846.