Marie G. Ginther

Marie G. Ginther, 66, of 244 Fairview Road, Kersey, passed away while surrounded by her family on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at the Clearfield Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born July 1, 1947 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John “Buddy” Gradl and Georgia Beimel Gradl, who survives of Kersey.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1965.  She was also a graduate of the Bradford School of Nursing.  She retired from the Elk Regional Health Center after 35 years of service.

On October 10, 1970, in the St. Boniface Church, she married David F. Ginther, who survives.  She is also survived by two sons, Adam Ginther at home and Aaron Ginther and his wife Julie of Kersey; two granddaughters, Amelia and Alicia Ginther; and a brother, George Gradl and his wife Judy of Louisville, KY.

Mrs. Ginther was a member of the St. Boniface Church, the Rosary Society, the St. Boniface Church Choir and Bereavement Committee.  She was very active in her church and her faith.  She also loved to cook and bake, especially desserts, and she enjoyed gaming.

Due to the renovation of the St. Boniface Church, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, August 26, 2013, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, August 25, 2013, from 5:00 till 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc. Memorial Fund, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to the St. Boniface Church, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA  15846.

peggy farrell pyle August 22, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Marie and I attended nursing school together in Bradford and lived in Erie together while working at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Then we both went our separate paths. But we had lots of fun and good times talking about family and the boyfriends. And a fond memory of falling asleep while she was talking cause I was always tired and she loved to talk. I always wanted over the years to get in touch but just never did. And sadly it is too late. I am sorry for your loss while she is so young. We will not understand God’s ways till we get there with Him which is where she is I am sure. To her husband whom I heard much about years ago and her Mother who knows that our children are not supposed to go first, I send many prayers and much love, also to children and grandchildren. May God bless you and help you through thid difficult time.
Peggy Farrell Pyle

Diane Scutella August 22, 2013 at 9:34 pm

My deepest sympathy on the passing of Marie. I remember the delicious cream puffs she always made for us at Pure Carbon.
God Bless all of you during this sad time!
Diane (Herzing) Scutella

Nick and Margie August 23, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Dearest Georgia, Adam, Aaron, and families,
I am so sorry to hear of this sad, sad loss. Marie was such a great person. A great daughter, a wonderful mother, a super grandma, a passionate nurse, a truly faithful Christian and a best friend to all.
If you ever needed someone to help, someone to talk with, someone to make you smile, Marie fit the bill. How fortunate you are to have had her in your life and my deepest sympathy in your loss. I will miss Marie. We go back a long way as we do with all of you. Love and prayers.

Larry and Kate Nekuza August 24, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Dear Dave and Family,
So very sorry abut Marie. She was a great classmate and we shared many laughs together. She was a wonderful nurse also. Our best memories were chatting about Dave and Larry taking step aerobics together.
Sincere condolences,
Larry and Kathy Nekuza

Mary Gore August 27, 2013 at 10:34 am

To Marie’s family:
I was so saddened to read of Marie’s death. We were classmates and I enjoyed running into her over the years and catching up on our families. She always made me laugh.
Please know that I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts.
Mary Gore

Lee Harvey August 29, 2013 at 12:25 pm


While I never really got to know your sister, Marie, other than occasionally at your home on Fairview, she was always so nice to me. (I miss those times.) In dealing with her passing, remember that there’s an old friend of yours mourning for her as well.

Best Regards, Lee

Becky Fox Timblin September 1, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Dear Adam and Family,

I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this very sad time.

Kind Regards,
Becky (Class of 91)

Mary Ann (Ilconich) Abplanalp February 26, 2015 at 2:55 am

David and sons: I just recently found out about Marie’s passing. My heart goes out to you all. You are forever in my prayers. Mary Ann

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