Richard A. Dippold

Richard DippoldRichard A. Dippold, 80, of 1260 East Eschbach Road, Saint Marys, passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014 peacefully after a brief illness.  He was at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born November 21, 1933, in Saint Marys, son of the late John (Jack) and Gertrude Wendel Dippold.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Saint Marys Schools.  He retired from GTE Sylvania in 1991 after 35 years of service.

On February 27, 1954, in the Saint Marys Church, he married Joan M. Erich, who survives.  He is also survived by three daughters, Marsha Cotter (John) of Kane, Barb Dippold (Randy) of Saint Marys, and Lesley Dippold (Walter) of Saint Marys; three sons, Kenneth Dippold (Ginger) of Saint Marys, Jeff Dippold (Elena) of Saint Marys, and Ron Dippold (Lisa) of Saint Marys; 10 grandchildren, Kenneth Dippold Jr. (Jennie), Jason Dippold (Barbie), Brandon Mahovlich (Karen), Jessica Jennings, Jennifer Ehrensberger (Jason), Josh Dippold, Jeremy Dippold, Kortnie Cotter, Dylan Dippold, and Jamie Dippold; 8 great-grandchildren, Kenzie Mahovlich, Kyndra Mahovlich, twins – Cassie and Maddie Dippold, Sammi Jo Ehrensberger, Rece Ehrensberger, Brittie Jennings, and Connor Jennings.  Also, he is survived by a brother-in-law, John Fedorko of Kersey, and by several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters – Doris Foedorko and Ruth “Tottsie” Nero and by a brother, Donny Dippold.  He was the last member of the immediate family.

Mr. Dippold was a member of the Queen of the World Church and was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved camping and snowmobiling.  After his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and he loved spending time with his family.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Noon, with the Rev. Richard Allen, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the Saint Mary’s Cemetery.  Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, Saint Marys, PA 15857.

The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at

Lorraine and Huncher August 2, 2014 at 12:27 am

So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Lots of great memories.

Buster Vollmer August 2, 2014 at 12:29 am

My condolences to Joan and family. I will remember Dick from the good times at camp, and all the fun times we had while snowmobiling. Mary and I were always treated the best, and that is the way I remember Dick.

Reuben Kent August 2, 2014 at 11:05 am

Many of my best childhood memories were spent with Dick on the trails riding motorcycles and snowmobiles, or at the camp, or in the boat fishing for muskies. It was great to just listen to one of his many stories to get a chuckle. He always had a way to make things fun and full of laughs. He will be greatly missed and not forgotten.

Doug and Jill Gerber August 2, 2014 at 11:49 am

We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mark and Leslie August 2, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Dippold Family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Dick. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time.
Mark and Leslie Sporner

Bob and Patty Carnes August 3, 2014 at 12:36 pm

To the Dippold Family,
So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Our prayers are with you for peace and comfort.

Roger & Arlene Young August 3, 2014 at 4:48 pm

To Joan and family,
I will always remember Dick frying perch in his zuit suit jacket at camp. Those were good times.

Larry and Kate Nekuza August 3, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Dear Dippold Family,
Sincere condolences to you all. Dick was a wonderful man, he always made you feel welcome. We will miss his smile and great sense of humor. Joan you are in our prayers and a big hug to you from us. Reece and Sammi Jo have wonderful memories of their Grandpa and Cookie Grandma too.

Diane August 7, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the entire Dippold Family, Ron, Lisa, Dylan, Jamie, Jason, Lesley and Walley. May God guide you and give you the strength to get through this life challenge.
God’s Blessings to you ALL!
Diane & Family

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