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Julia Papay

She watches over the ways of her house hold, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband praises her. Proverbs 31: 27-28

Julia Papay, 91 of Fellowship Manor went peacefully joining the Lord, her husband and her son on May 25, 2014 at Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of the late Michael J. Papay, Sr., who along with his brothers, sisters, John & Thomas Babyak owned Penn Big Bed Slate Co.. Born in Palmerton, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Markovci) Dudla. Julia worked for General Electric for 10 years, and volunteered at Head Start. A devoted wife, mother, sister, and homemaker; she gave wonderful celebrations on birthdays and holidays. Julia was strong as an Oak.

Survivors: Sons; Michael Papay and wife Cheryl of Las Vegas, Daniel A. Papay and wife Arlene of Slatington. Daughters; Deborah D. and husband Kim Blake of Slatington, Juliette Papay of Hamburg. Grandson; Michael J. Papay, III and wife Megan. Great granddaughter; Piper Papay. Sisters; Margaret Kirchkesner of Palmerton, Sophie Buhay of Bethlehem. Nieces & Nephews. She was pre-deceased by son Richard Papay, brother Michael Dudla, and sisters; Helen Petrus, Anna Hronetz, and Mary Kershmar.

Services: Private, at the convenience of the family. No Calling hours. Arrangements Harding Funeral Home, Slatington.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, can be made to the Slatington Library 650 Main St, Slatington PA 18080

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Aunt Julie, so gracious, elegant and refined, so devoted to her children, her family. I remember staying over at the house when I was a child, the wonderful meals she made, her neat as a pin beautiful home and how she kept herself so attractive. I smile as I remember making a little piglet of myself on her home-made ambrosia salad and how flattered she was as she generously heaped more onto my plate. I remember her smiles, the warmth she showed me, the tenderness she demonstrated as I watched her brush her daughters hair. I remember her incredible heartbreaks and how somehow she found the strength and survived. She is a woman to be remembered with admiration, respect and love. My dear cousins, my heart goes out to each of you in the loss of your mother. It is a profound loss, I know. You are all in my heart and I pray you all fully know that one day, all our heartbreaks will mend, our troubles will fall away, and we will all be together again in paradise. Love, your cousin Margie

Margie Porobenski Harwick Jul 12 2014 12:00 AM

Rest Peacefully, my friend. You are loved.

Jayne Shoemaker May 28 2014 12:00 AM