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Marie D. "Peppy" Hripko

May 31, 1929 ~ August 24, 2017 (age 88)

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YOUNGSTOWN - Marie D. “Peppy” Hripko, 88, passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 24, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown following a long and fulfilling life.

Marie was born May 31, 1929, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Miklos Luchansky, and was a lifelong area resident.

Mrs. Hripko was a 1947 graduate of Chaney High School, and also earned a cosmetology license in 1961. She worked for Strouss’ Department Store in the payroll department from 1945 until 1953, and then devoted the remainder of her adult life to raising and caring for her family.

Peppy was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Holy Name of Jesus Church in Youngstown, and was a member of FCSLU Lodge No. 169. She was an avid bridge player and was a member of the Canfield Duplicate Bridge Club. Peppy also enjoyed golfing, belonging to several area golf leagues, and she enjoyed bingo and playing cards.

She leaves her beloved husband of 66 years, Frank “Chief” Hripko, whom she married April 4, 1951; her daughter, Margaret Anne Hripko of Charlotte, North Carolina; many nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.

An infant son, Mark John; an infant daughter, Marie Ann; four sisters, Irene Rawden, Margaret Luchansky, Ann Kaschak, and Betty Lou Luchansky; and two brothers, John and Paul Luchansky, are deceased.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 28, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug, 29, at the funeral home. Interment with graveside services will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.


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