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Obituary of John 'Jack' E. Mulfinger Jr., 66


John “Jack” E. Mulfinger, Jr., 66, of State College, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born in Bellefonte, on February 23, 1953, he was the son of the late John E. Mulfinger, Sr. and Gertrude (Poorman) Mulfinger. On May 28, 1983, in Spring Township, he married the love of his life, Christine (Bratton) Mulfinger, who survives at home after sharing 35 years of marriage together.

Jack was a 1971 graduate of Bellefonte High School and the Centre County Vocational and Technical School, in the electronics department. Before his retirement, he worked for PPL Gas Utilities as a safety and training manager.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his one daughter, Stephanie Kennis Lambert, of Maine; and two sisters, Linda Musser and Bonnie Moyer (Lee), all of State College. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Jack was a member of the Bellefonte Elks Lodge #1094, American Red Cross, where he was a past Disaster Relief Captain, RSVP, and Central PA 4th Fest. He was also a member of the American Wine Society; he won gold, silver and bronze medals at national and regional competitions. Additionally, he was a former member of the Bellefonte Jaycees, where he was past President and District Director.

He enjoyed classic cars, especially the 1965 Mustang the he previously owned. He was an avid fly fisherman and golfer. He loved to grill and will be remembered as the amazing cook that he was!

Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, at 11am, at Pleasant Gap Lutheran Cemetery with Pastor Crystal Baumgardner officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jack’s memory to any of the following: American Red Cross at 205 E. W. Beaver Avenue Suite 203, State College, PA 16801 or the Cleveland Clinic/Philanthropy Institute - Sarcoidosis Center at PO Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193-1655.

Name of Deceased

John 'Jack' E. Mulfinger Jr.



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Funeral Home

Wetzler Funeral Home

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