Patricia J. (Allen) Riss (1926 - 2016)

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Patricia J. Allen Riss passed away peacefully in her home Jan. 22, 2016, in the presence of her children.
She was born in DuBois, Pennsylvania, on May 11, 1926, the daughter of the late Charles W. Allen and Emma Lou (Smith) Allen.
On July 12, 1949, she married Lloyd F. Riss. He preceded her in death March 4, 2013.
Pat was a lifelong member of St. Catherine of Sienna Roman Catholic Church. Pat was an avid golfer and club champion for many years at the DuBois Country Club.
She is survived by her daughter Susan (Walter) Riss Pellish of Shepherdstown, West Virginia; and her son, Andrew (Mindy) Riss of Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania; and her grandchildren: Lorne Gerhart (Cecilia Feaster) of Martinsburg, West Virginia; Jon (Claire) Pellish of Washington, D.C.; Chelsey (Jon) Hill of Nailsworth, England; Chloe, Claire, Drew, and Christian Riss, all of Lynchburg, Virginia; Fiona Riss of Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania; and two great grandchildren, Rosalie and John Albert Hill of Nailsworth, England.
Pat was preceded in death by her brother, William C. Allen.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at 10 a.m. from St. Catherine of Sienna Roman Catholic Church in DuBois, Pennsylvania, with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant. A reception will follow. Burial will be in St. Catherine's Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Salvation Army Ark of Learning Program, 119 South Jared Street, DuBois, Pennsylvania 15801; and/or Baptist Academy, 197 Eastern Avenue, DuBois, Pennsylvania; and/or DuBois Area Catholic School, 200 Central Christian Rd., DuBois, Pennsylvania 15801.
Online condolences may be sent to the Goble-Baronick Funeral home at
The Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois, is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Courier Express on Jan. 24, 2016