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Updated: 08/10/2014 08:00:02AM

Hazel M. Rickenbrode

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Hazel M. Rickenbrode, 102, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Arcadia.

She was born Aug. 8, 1911, in Clearfield, Pa., moving to Arcadia in 1990 from Bradenton, Fla.

Hazel was a high school graduate, and worked as a beautician. She was a lifetime member of the D.A.R., and a former member of the Arcadia Garden Club. Hazel was an avid reader and an excellent painter, and enjoyed playing bridge and talking long walks, which attributed to her longevity. She was a member of Pine Level United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her four grandchildren, Stephanie Blazevich, Stephan M. Rickenbrode III, Thomas A Rickenbrode and Jacklyn Rickenbrode; two great-grandchildren, Regan and Memphis Blazevich; and daughter-in-law, Mary Alice (Doug) Unger of Americus, Ga. Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Orin Rickenbrode; and a son, Stephan Rickenbrode.

Funeral services and entombment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Mansion Memorial Park Cemetery in Ellenton, Fla. The Rev. Roy Arms will officiate. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.

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