Sylvia R. Livergood Tuesday, June 5, 1923 - Thursday, May 25, 2017
Sylvia R. Livergood, 93, formerly of Philipsburg, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Arista Care Hearthside, State College. Born June 5, 1923 in Brisbane, Australia, she was a daughter of the late George Edward Reid and Daisy Griffiths. Sylvia met her husband Paul F. Livergood while he was serving during World War II. They married on March 27, 1945 in Brisbane, Australia. Following the war, she and her husband returned to the United States and on November 22, 1950 she received her American Citizenship. Sylvia had worked at Sylvania and the General Cigar Factory, from which she retired. She was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club (where she met her fellow war bride friends) and Trinity United Methodist Church, Philipsburg where she often helped with the blood mobiles and funeral luncheons. She was a good cook, enjoyed knitting, traveling (especially to the ocean), and taking care of her grandsons. She loved to read and always read every National Geographic from cover to cover. She always referred to Australia as home. Sylvia is survived by her daughter Maureen F. Coble and her husband Randy of Kylertown and three grandsons Bradley Coble and his wife Bianca of Pittsburgh, Sean Coble and his wife Krysta of Washington DC and Paul Coble of Washington DC. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on March 31, 1980 and her son Barry. A funeral service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 121 S. Front St. Philipsburg, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 11:00AM with Pastor Michelle R. Bodle officiating. Burial will be in the Philipsburg Cemetery. Friends will be received at the church on Tuesday, May 30, from 10am until the hour of service. Memorial contributions in Sylvia’s memory may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Memorial Fund, PO Box 465, Philipsburg, PA 16866. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.dahlgrenfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the David K. Dahlgren Funeral Home, 228 N. Centre Philipsburg, PA 16866.