Julia Alex

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Julia Alex, 88, of 20 S. Gilbert St., Shenandoah, president of the Greater Shenandoah Area Senior Citizens, passed away Saturday evening at Saint Catherine Medical Center Fountain Springs.

Born in Shenandoah, June 11, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Anna Kutskiel Deriskiewicz.

Julie and her husband, Edward J., who died Feb. 9, 1976, were the proprietors of the former Eddie's Café, Shenandoah.

She was a member of St. George Church, Shenandoah, and the former A.P. Damato Post 792 Ladies Auxiliary.

As president of the Greater Shenandoah Area Senior Citizens for 25 years, Julia was a very well loved and fun-loving person who enjoyed the friendship of the members by socializing every Wednesday at the senior center and also on the many trips she organized and sponsored for the seniors of the community. She will be truly missed by all.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Deriskiewicz.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph Alex, Lost Creek, and Edward Alex and his wife, Elena, Allentown; her companion, George Gladsky, Shenandoah; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins in Lithuania.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday from Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in Annunciation BVM Church. The Rev. Bernard Flannagan, pastor, will be the celebrant. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family prefers donations to the Greater Shenandoah Area Senior Citizens Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 26, Shenandoah, PA 17976. Interment will follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

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Published in Republican & Herald from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2007