JOAN M. SERFATY VALPARAISO, IN Joan M. Serfaty, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the VNA Horton Hospice Center in Valparaiso, IN. She was born on October 8, 1943 in Gary, IN to the late Thomas J. and Alice (nee Fujko) Scecina. Joan was a resident of Valparaiso since 1976. She was a teacher, member of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 1961 graduate of Lew Wallace High School, graduate of Indiana University, and earned her master's degree from Purdue University. Joan is survived by her son, Gregory Alexander-Serfaty of San Diego, CA; sister, Mary Lynn (Mike Mihelich) Scecina of Riverside, CA; brothers: Thomas (Peggy) Scecina of Medfield, MA, and James (Susie) Scecina of Forest, VA. Preceded in death by parents. Services will be held on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. from the Dykes Funeral Home, 2305 N. Campbell Street, Valparaiso IN for an 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 1151 LaPorte Ave., Valparaiso IN with Father Kevin McCarthy officiating. Interment, St. Paul Cemetery, Valparaiso, IN. Friends may call on Thursday, August 29 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Dykes Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Cafe Manna at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church. Arrangements by Dykes Funeral Home, Inc. (219) 462-3125.
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2305 North Campbell Street
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Published in The Times on Aug. 29, 2013