Mary Ann Riddle, resident of The Woodlands, Texas; Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and Erie, Pa., passed away on Saturday, January 5th, 2013 at Helen's Care Cottage, following an extended illness. She was born in Erie, March 23, 1937, daughter of the late Francis and Mary Grutkowski. Mary Ann was a graduate of St. Benedicts Academy and attended Gannon College. She worked as a chemical lab tech before beginning her family of five children. She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years Retired Major Ronald W. Riddle on September 7th, 2005; two brothers Walter and Charles Grutkowski; sisters Frances Szymanowski, Helen Jendraziak and Ann Lukaszewski. Mary Ann is survived by two brothers, two sisters, her son Christopher Borkowski, of Erie; and four daughters: Cathy Galyen, of The Woodlands, Texas; Carol McCarthy and Caryn Espinoza, both of Dallas, Texas; and Candy Riojas, who resides in Laredo, Texas. She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren: Jacob, Kally, Chelsie, Alyssa, Aulbrey, Aaron, Kylene, Emagyn, Mary, Ernesto, Abby, and Lisa and seven great grandchildren. Friends may attend a memorial service 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at St. Stanislaus Parish, 507 E 12th St. Erie, PA 16503.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 13, 2013