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Margaret M. "Marge" (Havrilla) Kippert

April 17, 1926 — November 18, 2022

Rochester Mills

Margaret M. “Marge” Kippert, 96, of Rochester Mills, passed away Friday, November 18, 2022, with her family by her side.

She was born April 17, 1926, to the late John and Mary (Bzinak) Havrilla in Adrian.

She was a 1944 Graduate of the Punxsutawney Area High School. She married her late husband Joseph F. Kippert on July 11, 1953, with whom she spent 57 wonderful years until his passing in 2010. She enjoyed being a homemaker and would often help Joe during his teaching career, typing up tests and lesson plans. Throughout her life, Marge was a faithful member of Saint Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church. She was also employed for 13 years as a file clerk in the Product Engineering office of Sylvania in Brookville. Marge was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and spent much of her free time watching Fox News. Some of her other hobbies included reading, gardening, and animal watching. Her favorites were deer and hummingbirds, which she referred to as “God’s Little Jewels.” More than anything else; however, Marge loved spending time with her large, loving family. In fact, she often enjoyed going out for wings (and a beer or two) with all of those closest to her.

Although Marge and Joe had no children of their own, she was a dear aunt to many including, more locally, Carolyn (Kippert) McQuown, Michael, Fred, and Paul Dienes, Dianne Trebel, Jack Havrilla, Annette Caldwell, Lisa Matts, Rita Jennings, Tina Kuntz, and Dave, Frank, and Dan Havrilla.

Her family will remember her for her kind, generous, and understanding nature. She was a wonderful reflection of God’s love, and no matter the circumstance, Marge was always on your team praying for your success and offering her support. She was also an incredibly fun-loving individual! Specifically, her family fondly recalls taking road-trips with Marge. Whether it was cruising around town in her cherry-red Mustang, a trip to the doctor’s office, or making the long drive all the way to Michigan to visit her brothers, she always made these trips exciting and memorable. The family would like to express their gratitude to all her amazing healthcare providers, with special thanks to Dr. Jay Elder, Nurse Betsy, CRNP Amy Vezza, and Julie, whose help Marge truly appreciated over the years. She will also be remembered for hearty laugh, and as a remarkable storyteller and family historian.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by six brothers, George, John, Fred, Bill, Burt, and Richard “Dick” Havrilla, a sister Ann Dienes, and a nephew, Rick “Decent” Havrilla.

Friends will be received on Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 PM at the McCabe Funeral Home Inc., 114 Maple Ave, Punxsutawney, PA 15767. Friends will also be received on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until 10:30 AM at the funeral home. A funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at Saint Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, 714 Sutton St., Punxsutawney, PA 15767. Following this, she will be laid to rest, next to her beloved husband, at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to a veteran’s organization, or Saint Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church (see address above).

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Service Schedule

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Friends will be received

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

10:00 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

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Funeral Liturgy

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Saint Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church

714 Sutton Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767

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