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November 26, 2013
Anna (Kokra) Michalik, 81, of 100 S. Main St., Shenandoah, formerly of Turkey Run, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street, after a courageous fight with breast cancer.
Born in Shenandoah, Dec. 16, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Wasil and Anna Kordilla Kokra.
Born and raised in Turkey Run, she was a 1951 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.
Anna was a member of St. Michael Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Shenandoah, and the ILGWU.
She worked in the local garment industry up until the birth of her children.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and was a devoted member of her religious faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley W. "Hafie" Michalik, on April 27, 2007.
She is survived by a son, Stanley L. Michalik and his wife, Paula, Carlisle; a daughter, Carol Ann Alleva and her husband, Brian, North Beach, Md.; two grandchildren, Kathryn "Katie" Michalik and Dominic John Alleva; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Parastas services will be held at 10:45 a.m. Monday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Monsignor Myron Grabowsky, parish priest, will officiate. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Relatives and friends may call from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements. To leave a condolence for the family, visit www.woffuneralhome.com.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home
132 South Jardin Street
Shenandoah, PA 17976-2225
Published in Republican & Herald on Nov. 27, 2013