Geraldine A. Ristau


Geraldine A. Ristau, 91, of Warren, Pa., died Wednesday morning, Oct. 13, 2021, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.

She was born July 7, 1930, in Olean, N.Y. Geraldine was the daughter of Hollis and Eugenia Cappeletti Kiester. She had resided in the Warren area most of her life. She was a 1948 graduate of Warren High School and was employed with Blair New Process Company and Warren General Hospital as a secretary with the pathology department. She was a member of Hesssel Valley Lutheran Church where she was a maker of prayer shawl.

She is survived by two sons: Ronald Ristau and his wife, Carol of Phoenix, Ariz., and David Ristau and wife, Yvonne of Spring Hill, Fla.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Gordon L. Ristau whom she married Nov. 2, 1951, in Warren, Pa., and who died May 13, 2019; her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Sharon Ristau, who died Sept, 20, 2020; and two brothers who died in 1933.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa., on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, from 6-8 p.m., and a funeral service will be conducted there on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Nancy Schwanke, pas-tor, officiating. Interment will be in Hessel Valley Cemetery.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hessel Valley Church, 166 Hessel Valley Road, Sugar Grove, PA., 16312.

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