Frances M. "Ripper" Birch, 54, of 607 Frances Drive, Harrisburg, died Friday in Harrisburg. She was born Feb. 27, 1938 in Windeber, the daughter of Joseph and Ellen Ward Ripper-Borischak. She was preceded in death by her father, her step-father, Andrew Borischak, and her infant brothers, James and John Ripper. She was the 1st wife to William Birch of Hooversville Pa. After their Divorced, she stayed a close friend with his family. She was formerly employed by Penn-Del Advertising of Harrisburg. She was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Harrisburg.