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Pauline L. Oknefski, age 88, of 48 Hillcrest Dr., Ridgway, died Tuesday morning, January 1, 2019,at her residence. She was born August 24, 1930, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Paul A. and Lucille E. (Schoch) Walsh. She married Walter D. Oknefski on August 30,1952, he survives. She resided in Ridgway all her life and was a 1948 graduate of Ridgway High School. She was a member of the Ridgway Church of Christ, the Belles of St. Marys, was a YMCA pool lady, and operated an antique business called Creative Lighting where she was known for restoring antique lights. She had been employed by Erie Insurance for 24 years.
She is survived by her husband Walter D. Oknefski of Ridgway, 3 daughters: Sally J. Fontaine of Ft. Meyers, Fl, Susan J. Hamway of Richmond, VA, Julia A. McIntyre of Tryon, NC, 1 son Dean W. Oknefski of LaPorte, CO, 2 granddaughters: Lilly Hamway and Camille Hamway both of Richmond, VA, 1 sister Elizabeth Herzing of Ridgway and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by1 sister Vivian Yankovich and 3 brothers: Richard, William, and John Walsh.
A Memorial Service for Pauline L. Oknefski will be held at a later date and time to be announced. Burial will be at Oakmont Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials, if desired, can be made to The Ridgway Public Library or to the Ridgway YMCA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.
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