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Steven R. Ginther | 73

October 4, 1948 - January 31, 2022

Steven R. “Rick” Ginther, 73, of 1981 Bucktail Road, St. Marys, passed away Monday, January 31, 2022, at UPMC Hamot in Erie, after a lengthy illness.

He was born October 4, 1948, in St. Marys, son of the late Richard and Edna Geeck Ginther.  Rick was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1966.  He was a retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Company, retiring after 45 years of service.

On September 23, 1977, in the Queen of the World Church, Rick married Barbara W. Wolfe, who survives. 

He is also survived by his daughter, Cristin Lilley (Michael) of Warren; two grandchildren, Hayden and Addison; three sisters: Marcia Bauer (Paul) of Halifax, MA; Lucy Buckley (Bill) of Middlesex, MA; and Patricia Fledderman (Richard) of Kersey; three brothers: Raymond Ginther (Lynda) of McKeesport; Paul Ginther (Judy) of Ludlow; and Ken Ginther of St. Marys; two sisters-in-law, Mary Jo Wheeler (Charles) of St. Marys and Kathy Hoch (Charles) of Greensburg; his brother-in-law, Dan Wolfe (Louann) of Emporium; and by nieces and nephews.

Rick was a member of the Queen of the World Church and was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Vietnam War.  He loved his family and especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports. He liked to watch baseball and football and going to the casino.   Rick was a caring man who touched so many lives.  He will be forever missed but his love will continue to live on in his family’s hearts.

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 Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society, Elk County, 108R North Second Street, Clearfield, PA  16830.




Funeral Service

February 3, 2022
10:00 AM
Queen of the World Church

Final Resting Place

Tribute Wall


  1. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. He fought hard. Thinking of you all.

  2. Prayers and blessings to Rick’s family and friends.

  3. So sorry to hear this. Rick was such a good man and gentle soul. My deepest condolences to all of you.

  4. Barb and Crissy, I am so very sorry to hear that you lost Rick. Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. May Rick rest in peace in the Lord’s arms and watch down on all of you.

  5. To Uncle Rick, you were a fighter. Everyday was surely tough and painful. We all wanted a different outcome and to see you home with your family. Our prayers for your recovery never stopped. God surely wanted you. To Barbie and Crissy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I believe losing someone to cancer is one of the worst feelings in the world. We are here.

    Rick, you were a kind man, with a booming one-of-a-kind laugh that will always be remembered. Thank you for your commitment to our country, to Barbie and your family. What a good man and you will be missed.

    I hope your loved ones can keep fighting their grief as hard as you did in the days, months and years to come. We all may have lost you, but we can find peace knowing you’re not in pain, and finally at home to a better place with all of our departed.

    Love you, miss you and imagining your most beautiful and colorful greeting in heaven,

    Nick Krug

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