Aridia G. Kneisel

Aridia G. Kneisel, 66, of Scranton, died Friday morning at Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. Her husband is John D. Kneisel.

Born Oct. 14, 1947, in the Dominican Republic, daughter of the late Estaban and Sinencia (Taberez) Mercado, Aridia was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Clarks Summit.

Also surviving are a daughter, Valery L. Kneisel, Scranton; a son, Nelson Pineda, Rego Park, N.Y.; four brothers and six sisters.

A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., Scranton.

For online condolences and directions, visit

Funeral Home

Howard J Snowdon Funeral Home
1810 Sanderson Avenue Scranton, PA 18509
(570) 343-0712

Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 21, 2013