Edith June (Walker) Lipiec, 85, of Shenandoah, passed away peacefully Monday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street.
Born in Yatesville, June 2, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Elsie (Freeman) Walker.
She was a graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.
Edith worked as a clerk for the former Sawka’s Bakery and later at Jean’s Newsstand, both of Shenandoah.
She was a very devout and active member of the former First United Methodist Church, Shenandoah, and was a current member of the First United Methodist Church, Mahanoy City. She was an avid football fan of the Shenandoah Valley Blue Devils, the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles. Edith loved shopping but above all her family was of most importance to her.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Edmund M. “Munu” Lipiec Sr., December 8, 2011; a son, Frank Lipiec; a sister, Margaret Ann “Muggs” Walker.
Surviving are two sons, Edmund M. “Butch” Lipiec Jr. and his wife, Hannah, Shenandoah, and John Lipiec and his companion, Amy Sheeler, Shenandoah; a daughter, Marylou Cecchini and her husband, Tony, Virginia Beach, Va.; four grandchildren, Christopher Cecchini and his wife, Lisa, Jennifer Cecchini and Stephanie Cecchini, all of Virginia, and Keith Lipiec and his wife, Julia, Abingdon, Md.; two great-grandchildren, twins, Keith Eric and Stella Lipiec; two brothers, Clayton Walker and his wife Mary Ann, Mahanoy City, and Frank Walker and his wife, Lillian, New Brunswick, N.J.; four sisters, Ruth Holden, Mahanoy City, Shirley Gottshall, Bloomsburg, Grace Schuyler, Drums, and Susan Aponick, Mahanoy City; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Religious services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Pastor Susan Daniels will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A viewing will be held from 9 until 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.