Joan Marie (Kneidel) Rusciolelli

June 21, 1931 ~ March 2, 2019 (age 87)


Joan Marie Rusciolelli, 87, of Front Street, Ridgway, PA, died March 2, 2019, at home, after a yearlong illness.  A daughter of the late Alfred and Mary (Reider) Kneidel, she was born June 21, 1931 in St. Marys. 

Joan is survived by: her husband of 68 years, Frank Rusciolelli of Ridgway; three children, Ellen Marie Rusciolelli of Silver City, NM, Stephen John (Jean) Rusciolelli of Kersey and Paul Robert (Stephanie) Rusciolelli of Dundee, OR; nine grandchildren, Jericho, Shiloah, Shabbat, and Faith Rusciolelli, Jason (Stephanie) Rusciolelli,  Kristin (Larry) Smith and Eric (Amelia) Valleton and Nicolas (Ashley) Valleton; thirteen great-grandchildren; and her beloved twin sister, Jean (Charles) Schatz of St. Marys.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by: a granddaughter, Shimona Merced Rusciolelli, a brother, James Kneidel and a sister, Kathleen “Pat” Meloni.

Joan graduated from St. Marys Area High School and was a member of the Hallton Church of Christ.  She was born and raised in St. Marys, lived in Daguscahonda from 1953-67 and has been a Ridgway resident since 1967.

A Celebration of Life will be held, 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Hallton Church of Christ - Bible Training Center - 657 Evergreen Drive, Ridgway, PA, with Pastor Ron Burkett.

The family suggests memorials to the Elk County Humane Society or the Hallton Church of Christ and will be accepting online condolences at


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Celebration of Life
March 6, 2019

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hallton Church of Christ Bible Training Center
657 Evergreen Drive
Ridgway, PA 15853

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