PORT ALLEGANY - Ruth L. Chapin Mangold, 90, of Broad Street, passed away Friday (March 11, 2016) as a result from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
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Born Oct. 2, 1925, in Royersford, she was a daughter of Clifford and Ireva Holcomb Prindle. On May 30, 1948, she married Harold E. Chapin, who died Sept. 24, 2000. On Aug. 30, 2014, in Port Allegany, she married Donald Mangold, who survives.
She had worked for North Penn Gas Co. as a bookkeeper and secretary, and also with Port Allegany Plaining Mill as a secretary, and later as co-owner of the former Chapin's Market, retiring in 1976. She later worked for G.L. Carlson Inc. of Turtlepoint.
Ruth was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1943.
Mrs. Mangold was a member of the United Methodist Church, Port Allegany, where she was a member of the Methodist Women and Anna Oral Circle. She was a former Sunday school teacher with the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany; member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW, Post 6391, Port Allegany, former member and Past Noble Grand of Rebekah Westeria Lodge, Port Allegany; member of the Red Hat Ladies, Glamorous Gatorettes Chapter, Port Allegany; and the Port Allegany Senior Center.
Surviving, in addition to her husband Donald, are two daughters, Jeanne C. (John) Buchanan of Port Allegany and Cathy R. (David) Causer of Turtlepoint; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two stepsons, James (Jill) Mangold of Zamba, Africa, and Sandy Mangold of Las Vegas; six stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; late husband, Harold; and two sisters, Lorna J. Meacham and Beverly R. Popowski.
Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. today in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, with the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church, Port Allegany.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com.
Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Mar. 12 to Mar. 21, 2016