Meadville Tribune

December 7, 2012

Anna M. Rinkacs Thomas

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Anna M. Rinkacs Thomas, 97, of Tamarac, Fla., and Meadville, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Meadville.

She was a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Lorincz Rinkacs; wife of the late Rudolf “Boots” Thomas; mother of Eileen (Raymond) Smith of Tamarac and Marilyn (the late Anthony) Boca of Meadville; grandmother of Daniel Smith, Gregory (Jackie) Smith, Tony (Darla) Boca and Stacie (Tracy) Boca-Singletary; sister of Mary Szabo of West Mifflin; and also had nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Julie Rathi; and brothers, Stephen and Joseph Rinkacs.

Anna and her husband owned and operated Rudy’s Blue Star Lounge in Meadville from 1950 to 1972.

She was a former member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Duquesne, St. Agatha in Meadville and St. Malachy in Tamarac.

Friends will be received at Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, 212 Wilmot St., Duquesne, on Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m.

A funeral blessing will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass at Holy Name Church, with the Rev. Dennis Colamarino as celebrant.

Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.