Barbara C. Grinnen, 63

Barbara Cippel Grinnen, 63, of Wampum (formerly of Ford City) passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022 after a long courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Born December 24, 1958 in Ford City, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Martha Beno Cippel. She was married to James R. “Tex” Grinnen.

Barb graduated from Ford City High School in 1977. Then she attended Seton Hill and Penn State University where she earned a master’s degree in dietetics. She was employed at UPMC Jameson Hospital for over 41 years as a dietitian.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years James; sister, Cecelia (Samuel) Ball of Ford City; brother, Frank (Maria) Cippel of Bethel Park; mother-in-law, Lori Grinnen of Wampum; brothers-in-law, Randy and Jeff Grinnen of Wampum; three nieces and two nephews.

Per her request there will be no services.

Please no donations. If you wish to contribute to an animal shelter in Barb’s name she would have appreciated that.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.

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4 thoughts on “Barbara C. Grinnen, 63

  1. My heart aches for Jim and Barb’s family.
    Barb was a great friend to me, my sister and mother.
    We would go on adventures to many places to see Bruce and his band!
    Barb would tell me about all the wildlife around the house!
    I will miss my friend!
    Thanks to Jim for taking great care of our dear friend!
    Miss you, love you my friend

  2. Barb was a dear friend since we met at Seton Hill beginning in 1977. Her love of life and infectious laugh will be something I will always remember. We were able to have a mini-40th reunion last June and we got to tour Seton HIll together one last time. Her bravery and spirit during her illness is something I will always admire in Barb. May she rest in peace. I am sure she will be watching Springsteen from heaven and enjoying every minute of it!

  3. Tex,

    We are deeply sorry to hear this sad news. Our prayers are with you at this time of loss.

    Sending our love to you and your family,
    Stanley Janis.

  4. Please accept my most sincere condolences on Barb’s passing. She was a special person who I will always remember fondly.

    Kirk Slater

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