Clara G. (Giannitti) Riddagh

December 24, 1926 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 95)


Clara G. Riddagh (95) of Maris Grove in Glen Mills passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022. Born on December 24, 1926 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Anna Mae and Frank Giannitti. Clara married the late Edwin B. Riddagh, on February 14, 1948, and they raised their two sons, Jeffrey and Andrew, in Drexel Hill.

A  graduate of Bartram High School, Clara worked at Farm Journal, Chilton Publishing, and in various capacities within the Upper Darby School District, including, as secretary at Stonehurst Hills Elementary School and as Executive Assistant at the UD Central Administrative Offices.

Throughout her lifetime, Clara was active with Christ United Presbyterian Church in Drexel Hill, Sweet Adelines of Delmont and Medford Lakes and the Havertown Optimists. She also attended countless games, plays, concerts, pageants, and musicals to support and cheer on her children and grandchildren.

Clara is survived by her beloved sons, Jeffrey (Sharon) of Front Royal, VA, and Andrew (Jeanne) of Middletown, DE, as well as six grandchildren, Aimee Smith (Brian), Kimberly Sands (Russell), Lindsey Steltz (Andrew), Amanda Philips (Colin), Jon Riddagh (Christina) and Kevin Riddagh.

Clara was also a devoted great grandmother to Madison and Paige Smith, Leah and Benjamin Sands, Ryan, Kylee and Bradley Steltz, and Liam and Everleigh Riddagh.

Due to the current public health climate services will be held privately. Thank You.

Memorial Contributions in Clara's name may be directed to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 West Pleasant Grove Rd. West Chester PA 19382. Thank You.



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