Obituary Notice: Katherine Rissmiller

Katherine Rissmiller, 87 of Port Matilda, formerly of: State College and Cape Coral, FL, passed away on June 30, 2011 at Windy Hill Village in Philipsburg

Born Feb. 17, 1924 in Port Matilda, she was the daughter of the late John and Elverda (Cowher) Blazosky.

On July 27, 1946 at Port Matilda Methodist Church she wed Edward Rissmiller, who survives in Port Matilda.

She is survived by children:

Kay Lipsitz                                                                             of York, PA

Michael Rissmiller                                                                   of Raleigh, NC

Dennis Rissmiller                                                                    of Port Matilda, PA


John Blazosky

Martha Douglas

Four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother: Clair Blazosky.

Katy was a 1942 graduate of Port Matilda High School and was employed at Penn State University for 23 years in the records office.

Katy and Edward lived in Port Matilda until 1956 when they moved to State College.  After they both retired in 1985, Katy and her husband moved to Cape Coral, FL. 

She was a 50+ year member of the Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church of State College.

A memorial service will be held at Port Matilda Methodist Church on July 16, 2011 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Lysa Gibbs officiating.  Burial will be at the Port Matilda Presbyterian Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Windy Hill Village, 100 Dogwood Drive, Philipsburg, PA 16866.

Arrangements are under the direction of the David K. Dahlgren Funeral Home, 228 N. Centre St., Philipsburg

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