Grace R. Rippy

grace-rippyGrace R. Rippy, 99, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Sunset Road, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at Pinecrest Manor, after a brief illness.

She was born October 7, 1917, in Mayburg, Forest County, PA, daughter of the late Charles L. and Linda Wainwright Donachy. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, Class of 1935.  She was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company for a number of years.

On May 4, 1940, in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, she married Cecil L. Rippy, who preceded her in death on April 13, 1997.

Grace is survived by a daughter, Judy Moorhouse and her husband Terry of Brockport; a son, Dennis R. Rippy and his wife Judy of Murray, UT; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and two great, great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Bette Claxton; and by four brothers, Everett, Leroy, and Edgar Donachy, and William who died in infancy. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Grace was a member of the St. Mary’s Church and was an active volunteer for the Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for over 25 years.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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