The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

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March 25, 2013

Mariellen Riddle

Notre Dame, St. Joe’s member played cards, golf

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Mariellen Riddle, formerly of Hermitage, died at 6:15 a.m. Thursday (3-21-13) in Presbyterian Senior Care, Washington, Pa., after a year and a half illness. She was 86.

She was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Sharon, a daughter of the late Frank and Clara Knapp Wilds.  

Mrs. Riddle was employed as a secretary for Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage, for many years.  

She was a member of Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage, and St. Joseph Church, Sharon. She was also a Sunday school teacher at both churches.   

She was a member of the Shenanago Valley Bridge Club, the Mercer Women’s Golf League, the Hermitage Woman’s Club Marathon and the Wednesday Bridge Group.  

Mrs. Riddle enjoyed playing cards, golf and cross-stiching.

Her husband Donald Riddle died in March 2001.  

Surviving are: a son, James D. Riddle and his wife Diane, Hermitage; two daughters, Nancy L. Weaver and her husband Wayne, Washington, Pa.; and Karen S. Barno and her husband Dennis, Tempe, Ariz.; and a sister, Joan and her husband Don Yoest, Sharon.

She is also survived by: grandchildren, Tammie M. Riddle-Elsy and her husband Brian, Phoenix; Tara M. Riddle-Thompson and her husband Bill, Hermitage; Chad W. and his wife Jessica Weaver and Jarrod Weaver, all Washington; and Allex L. Barno, Tempe; great-grandchildren. Emma G. and Corinne R. Elsey, Reese E. and Libby M. Thompson and Noah M. Weaver; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Paul Wilds and Robert Wilds; and sisters, Dolores Sincich and Rita Steen.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 100 W. Station Square Drive, Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.


Mariellen, 86, Washington, Pa., formerly of Hermitage.

Calling hours: None. Online condolences may be expressed at

Service: Private.

Burial: Private.

Arrangements by Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson at East Katherine Avenues, Washington, Pa.

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