Lois Ries

Lois L. Ries (Ghrist)

Monday, January 10th, 1921 - Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Lois L. Ries, 98, of Carroll Township, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019 in the presence of her beloved family.
Born in Carroll Township on January 10, 1921, she was a daughter of the late James and Bess (Hartman) Ghrist.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bert Ries Sr.; siblings, Leonard and George Horn, James Ghrist, Vivian Cerini, and Betty Carson.
She is survived by her son, Bert Ries Jr. of Somerset; two grandchildren, Amy (Bret) Agostoni of Bethel Park, Erin (Benjamin) Bestic of Wexford; two great-grandchildren, Talia Agostoni and Christian Bestic; one sister, Doris Piper of Dayton, OH; and former daughter-in-law, Patricia Hanna.
No funeral services will be held, per her wishes. Private interment will take place at Mon Valley Memorial Park.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANTHONY L. MASSAFRA FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE INC., 40 Second Street Extension, Carroll Township/Donora PA, (724) 379-6900.
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    Mon Valley Memorial Park
    49 Second Street Ext.
    Donora, PA 15033
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Posted at 03:30pm
Bert and family,
You have my deepest sympathies. I only met Aunt Lois a few times. She was a very sweet lady. She was very kind and shared some family photos and stories with my dad (Blaine Howenstine) and I. She enjoyed telling us stories of Uncle Bert.
May she rest in peace.
Karen (Howenstine) Smith

Erin Bestic

Posted at 08:39pm
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." (Revelation 21:4)

May you rest in peace, Gram. I love you and have many happy memories with you that I will forever hold in my heart.

Karen Oswald

Posted at 03:52pm
So sorry for your loss. Lois was a dear friend of our family for many, many years. She will be missed.
Karen Burkhardt Oswald

Kathie & Ron Chadwick

Posted at 02:22am
Bert and family our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mom. She was a big part of the Emanuel Baptist Church in Donora.

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