Gold Star mom's lost wallet returned

Friday, October 27, 2017 05:47PM
A Gold Star mom says a perfect stranger restored her faith in humanity this week at the Philadelphia International Airport.


A Gold Star mom says a perfect stranger restored her faith in humanity this week at the Philadelphia International Airport.

Lisa Moletzky is a longtime Norristown resident who now lives in Florida.

Moletzky was flying out of the Philadelphia International Airport this week, when, at 33,000 feet in the air, she realized she'd left her wallet at an airport gift shop.

Back on the ground, a woman named Pamela Dee found the wallet and realized she had to get it back to its owner.

Inside the wallet was a prayer card and picture of her late son, Jake Moletzsky, a Coast Guard Petty Officer who was killed in action eight years ago.

Dee used that picture to track Moletzky down. She sent her the wallet with a nice note, refusing Lisa's request that she keep the money as a reward. Instead, she asked that the money be put in a fund set up in Jake's memory.

Moletzky called it much needed good news amid much sadness.

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