Albertalli, Julia Knapp
On Saturday afternoon February 15, 2014, Julie died from the ravages of cancer and many months of chemotherapy. She was born February 26, 1938 in Elmira, the daughter of Jason and Mary Copley Knapp. Surviving are Stephen Albertalli, her husband of 40 years, and her siblings Margaret (Edward Clarke) and Jason Knapp (Ellen) of Lowman, NY. Also surviving are children Curt (Virginia) and Linda (William Kenner), grandsons Brian (Rebecca) and James (Leandra Hable) and great grand children Owen, Cyris and Lulu. Also dear to her were her nieces Rebecca, Mary and Anna, great niece and nephew Carolyn and Alex Turner, her numerous cousins and her treasured cats Rico, Gino, Mama Mia and Shadow. Julie was an elementary school teacher in the Elmira School District for 32 years, with most of those years spent teaching at Riverside, Hoffman and Booth. She helped her students reach their full potential by holding them to high standards and by having confidence in their abilities. She gardened with zeal and her bounty supplied cherished neighbors and friends. Animals and children were important to her and with retirement she became the volunteer educator for the Chemung County Humane Society, visiting area schools to teach children about animal care. She also taught Living History at the Browntown Schoolhouse of the Corning Painted Post Historical Society and mentored several special neighbor children. Julie was active in the First Congregational Church of Corning where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. She was also an ardent supporter of her alma mater, The University of Rochester. A Memorial service will be held later in the spring at the convenience of the family. Those who wish to honor her life are encouraged to make a contribution to a
or to the First Congregational Church of Corning, the Chemung County Humane Society or the Browntown Schoolhouse. Her ebullience and zest for life will be greatly missed.
Published in Star-Gazette from Feb. 21 to Feb. 25, 2014