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Clara Griebel

Obituary of Clara P. Griebel

Clara P. "Punk" Griebel passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 surrounded by her family after suffering with Alzheimer's disease for nearly fifteen years. She was born on August 21, 1943 to the late Theodore L. and Clara P. (Ochs) Wolbert. She married Joseph M. Griebel, Jr. on August 10, 1963 at St. Joseph Church in Lucinda, PA who survives. In addition to her husband, she is also survived by her children, Richard T. Griebel and his wife Trudy. Angela J. Beightol and her children Cory, Breanne and Lacey. Mary P. Gabler, her husband Robert and their children Meghan (Adam), Jessica (Tyler), and Josephine. Alan J. Griebel, his wife Susie and their children Ethan and Isaiah. Clara is also survived by her "son by choice" Jorge A. Robelo, his wife Lucy and their children Melissa (Federico), Andres (Ana) and Jorge Jr. Five great-grandchildren round out the family Owen and Annie Vincent, Henry Nogel and Julio and Ines Cuadra. Clara is also survived by her siblings, Theodore (Anita) Wolbert Jr., Samuel (Sharon) Wolbert, Peter (Jeannie) Wolbert, Gilbert (Darlene) Wolbert, Adelaide Fry, Martin (Pamela) Wolbert, Rita (Ben) Porter, and Clifton (Linda) Wolbert. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Gertrude and Pauline. She was proud to be part of a large family and is also survived by many relatives including numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was a homemaker who worked alongside her husband of 57 years on their dairy farm. She was active in several aspects of her community including a life-long member of St. Joseph Church, a graduate of St. Joseph High School, sacristan of the church, oversaw the altar boys training and scheduling for the church, sang in the church choir, president of the Alter Rosary Society, member of the PTU as well as planned and prepared dinners for the Antler Club Sports Raffle for numerous years. Although she was talented in many areas, her favorite hobbies included quilting, cooking, and baking. She was always eager and willing to help others. The family would like to recognize and thank the numerous individuals who helped care for her over the years. Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to the Alzheimer's Association. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11 AM at St. Joseph Church in Lucinda, PA. Visitation will be held at the church beginning at 10 AM prior to the service. Due to current restrictions related to COVID 19, attendees are required to follow social distancing guidelines and facial covering such as a mask.
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