BOLIVAR — KROMPHOLTZ – Ruth A. “Granny” Riffle, 87, Bolivar and Ligonier, died early Monday morning, March 4, 2013, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. Born May 30, 1925, in Bolivar, daughter of the late Frank and Jennie Elizabeth Muir Henderson. Ruth was a member of Bolivar First Church of Christ. Her family was always her greatest treasure. Ruth will be remembered as compassionate, loving and with a smile that could light up a room. In addition to her parents, she also was preceded in death by first husband, Richard Riffle, in 1965; second husband, Howard L. Krompholtz, in 2010; sisters, Jean Neiport, Adda Fulcomer and Nettie Henderson; and brothers, Ernest, Willis and Arthur Henderson. Survived by daughters, Sandra G. Marino, New Florence; and Barbara (Robert) Wallace, Ligonier; grandchildren, Lisa Holupka, Richard Marino, Heather Olsen and David Williams; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Chad, Benjamin, Monika and Trevor; and sisters, Jennie Hodell and June McKinney, both of Indiana; and Ethel Silk, Bolivar. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel Inc., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, where Ruth’s life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Evangelist Chris H. Hopper, officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Palmer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Ruth’s memory to Bolivar First Church of Christ. To sign the online guestbook or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Matthew P. Adams
ADAMS – Matthew P., 20, New Holland, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Ephrata Community Hospital.
Charles E. Block Sr.
BLOCK – Charles E. Sr., 75, Blacklick Township, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at his residence.
Agnes (Popovich) Cardone
CARDONE – Agnes (Popovich) 88, Palmdale, Calif., formerly of Windber, passed away May 15, 2013.
Carmel C. Coco
COCO – Carmel C., 95, died peacefully at home May 18, 2013.
Anna Mae Kopsic
KOPSIC – Anna Mae, 86, Presbyterian Home, Johnstown, formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away May 18, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Frank J. Szymusiak
SZYMUSIAK – Frank J., 97, Nanty Glo, passed away May 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Helen M. (Til) Gembinski
GEMBINSKI – Helen M. (Til), 88, Richland, a longtime resident of Lorain Borough, passed away May 17, 2013, at home.
Gladys I. Wiesinger
WIESINGER – Gladys I., 97, Lower Yoder Township, went to be with her Heavenly Father May 13, 2013.
Glenn W. Wirick
WIRICK – Glenn W., 67, Ebensburg and Dumfries, Va., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Sentara Potomac Hospital of Woodbridge.
Jean (Gibson-Lavely) Yuhas
YUHAS (GIBSON-LAVELY) – Jean, 82, Lower Yoder, died May 18, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Melody Ann Black
BLACK – Melody Ann, 55, Johnstown, passed away May 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
CHARNEY – Gloria, the former Gloria Burskey, 64, Carrolltown, passed away May 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Jacqueline (Winning) Griffith
GRIFFITH – Jacqueline “Jacquie” (Winning), 51, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly May 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Esther L. (Weaver) Hyde
HYDE – Esther L. (Weaver), 91, Lawrence Park, Pa., passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Forestview Healthcare Center, Erie.
Richard Miller McQuade
McQUADE – Richard Miller, 94, Stoystown, died May 15, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Elmer L. Piper Sr.
PIPER – Elmer L. Sr., 75, Johnstown, died May 16, 2013, at Good Sam Nursing Care Center.
William W. Resick
RESICK – William W., 70, Altoona, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness.
Joseph W. Robey Jr.
ROBEY – Joseph W. Jr., 83, New Florence, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
SEKERAK – William “Pap,” 86, Johnstown, passed away May 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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