Julie K. Chupak, Hermitage, PA Obituary


HERMITAGE, Pa. (MyValleyTributes) – Julie Chupak, 89, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, Jan. 11, 2022, at St. John XXIII Home, Hermitage, where she had resided for three years. She once lived on McConnell Road in New Wilmington.

Julie was born on January 3, 1933 in Pulaski, Pennsylvania to the late William Trefun and Magdalena (Zubal) Chupak.

She attended a one-room school for eight years in Bethel, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Hickory High School in 1950. She graduated from Shenango Valley Commercial Institute and attended Westminster College.

Julie was employed in the former Sharon Transformer division of Westinghouse Electric as the secretary of maintenance engineers, manufacturing planning and test operations. She retired in 1991 after 40 years of service. Thereafter, she worked as a property manager for Fortune Electric for 9 years until her permanent retirement.

Julie was an active member of St. John’s Orthodox Church in Hermitage. She helped with pirohi making and its fundraising events. In her youth, she was a member of the ACRY youth group and the church bowling league.

She was a member of the American Business Women’s Association having achieved perfect attendance for 45 years. She also served as president and was named Woman of the Year in 1966. Julie belonged to the Westinghouse Retirees Association and was on the planning committee for its high school reunions.

In her spare time, Julie enjoyed traveling here and abroad, playing cards and playing golf. She belonged to a women’s golf league in Borlands and Tam-O-Shanter.

Surviving are two sisters, Esther Chupak, Hermitage and Sophia Blanar, Hartville, Ohio, an array of nieces and nephews, and his three godchildren.

In addition to her parents, Julie was predeceased by four sisters, Mary Rawe, Lillian Hurchanik, Rose Wasson and Anne Kudelko and six brothers, John, Bill, Frank, Joe, George and Harry Chupak.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to St. John’s Cemetery Fund, 3180 Morefield Road, Hermitage, PA 16148.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. John XXIII Home for their compassion and care for Julie.

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