Margaret (Blair) Testrake

January 20, 1933 ~ February 5, 2021 (age 88)


Margaret (Blair) Testrake, age 88, of Ripley, N.Y. passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 from natural causes at LECOM Senior Living Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 20, 1933 in Tulsa, Okla., the daughter of the late John and Teresa (Ronaldson) Blair. Margaret was the matriarch of her family and a dearly loved, passionate, homemaker. She was a member of the St. Gregory Thaumaturgus Church. Margaret was a very active member of her hometown of Ripley community and her church community at St. Greg’s. She was also a longtime member of the Ripley Women’s Club of which she was past president. She was a master gardener, she enjoyed poetry, ballet, and the opera, but most of all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Roger Testrake, daughter, Virginia Lynn “Ginny” Testrake, her nine older brothers and sisters and her daughter-in-law, Martha Testrake. Margaret is survived by her daughter, Teresa Testrake (Ray Rosario) of Ripley, sons, Steven Testrake (Debby) of Escondido, Calif. and James Testrake of North East, Pa., grandchildren, Rebecca Testrake of California, Eric Testrake (Morgan) of Colorado, Zachary Mota (Alex James) of Erie, Kathryn and Claire Testrake of California, Joseph DiBuono (Madison) of San Diego, Calif., Nicholas Dibuono (Desiree Marino) of New Jersey and Gina Dibuono (Vance Hall) of Florida. She is further survived by her great-grandchildren, Emerson and Marshall Testrake of Colorado and Julian, Ethan, and Sean Bender of Erie, Pa. as well as many dearly loved nieces, neph- ews, and great-nieces and nephews. The world has lost a great lady and heaven has gained a beautiful angel. A memorial service will be held in the summer of 2021. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake St., North East. Memorials may be made to Ripley Volunteer Fire Department, 11 South State Street, Ripley, NY 14775. Private interment will be held at Quincy Cemetery. Please send condolences to

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