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Joan C. (Koslosky) Ridilla

June 3, 1940 — January 18, 2018

Joan C. (Koslosky) Ridilla, 77, of Latrobe (Unity Township), died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Family Hospice, Pittsburgh. She was born June 3, 1940, in Greensburg, daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Koslosky. She was retired from Westinghouse in Youngwood, and was the owner of Ridilla Nursery. She looked forward to the Christmas season each year, and helping area families select the perfect tree. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael P. Ridilla, in 2005; and an infant brother. She is survived by four children, Michelle Ann Fiesta and her husband, Michael, of Mt. Pleasant, Melanie Rose Felice and her husband, Patrick, of Latrobe, Michael Andre Ridilla, of Latrobe, and Rebecca Joan Shaffer and her husband, Clinton, of Latrobe; seven grandchildren, Emily Shaffer, Maria Hann and her husband, Trevor, Nicholas Shaffer, Paul Fiesta, and Skyler, Cassidy, and Patrick Felice; one great-grandson, Roman; and loving dog and constant companion, Chloe. "Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at FREDERICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe, PA 15650. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in the funeral home, with the Rev. Clark R. Kerr officiating. Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township." To purchase flowers or send condolences, please visit

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