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Donald F. Dippold, 80, of 114 Woodland Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly at the Elk Regional Health Center on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2012.
He was born April 22, 1932 in St. Marys, son of the late John A. and Gertrude A. Wendel Dippold. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Catholic schools.
On June, 13, 1953, he married Yvonne G. Read in the Sacred Heart Church. She preceded him in death on May 17, 1997.
Mr. Dippold was a retired employee of Northway Trucking in Port Allegheny and was a former employee of Powdered Metal Products, where he worked for 37 years.
He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, spending time at his camp and visiting everyone. He also enjoyed motorcycling and snowmobiling and had a love for animals, especially dogs.
He is survived by three daughters, Sandra Mancuso (Samuel) of Kersey, Sharon Krishart (Terry) of Kersey, and Susan Dauber (Gary) of St. Marys; three sons, Damian J. Dippold (Roberta) of St. Marys, Terry L. Dippold (Cindy) of St. Marys, and Brian S. Dippold (Debbie) of St. Marys; 16 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; his companion, Dolores Detsch and her loving family of St. Marys; a sister, Ruth Nero of St. Marys; a brother, Richard Dippold (Joan) of St. Marys; and a brother-in-law, John Fedorko of Kersey.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Fedorko.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Donald F. Dippold will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, as celebrant.
Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 325 Center St., St. Marys, PA 15857.