Pennington. Ellen Patterson Risinger, 87, died at her home on Saturday. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she had been a resident of Pennington for the past 43 years. Prior to her marriage, she had been an Administrative Assistant FAU for the United Nations in Rome, Italy. She was a member of the Pennington United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, where she served as treasurer for many years. She was also a member of Church Women United of Pennington. In her earlier years she had been an avid tennis player. She was a fantastic grandmother to her loving grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Z. Kennon Risinger, Sr and two sons, Zay Kennon Risinger, Jr.(Holly) of Coopersburg, PA and John Ian Risinger(Tracey) of Belmont, Michigan and two daughters, Cheryl Ann Diguid(Bill) of Raleigh, N.C. and Donna Lee Silvester(Mark) of Flemington, 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services will be held in Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, with the Rev. Daniel Casselberry, pastor of the Pennington United Methodist Church and the Rev. James Hofacker, co-officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pennington United Methodist Church, 60 S. Main St., Pennington. .
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Restland Memorial Park
East Hanover, New Jersey