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Julia Ann (Wasylczak) Ripka

Obituary for Julia Ann (Wasylczak) Ripka

July 15, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Julia Ann (Wasylczak) Ripka, 97, of Philadelphia, was called home by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 15, 2017. She went peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Julia was born in Gray, PA and a resident of Philadelphia for 77 years.

Julia was a homemaker for many years but also worked at Nabisco and Horn & Hardarts. She found the Lord in 1941 at Mission Highway Tabernacle in Philadelphia. Julia taught Sunday school to children & adults at Kensington Assembly of God . She has been actively serving the Lord in Woman's Aglow of Philadelphia for 35 years. Julia also attended Christian Life Center of Bensalem. She was one of God's Great Generals. The depth of her spiritual relationship with the Lord touched everyone she met. She enjoyed watching the Phillies and eating her pizza. Julia's greatest love was spending time with her family and playing Scrabble and Sorry. She enjoyed teaching many family and friends her "secret" recipe for pierogis and Ukrainian nut bread.

Julia is the daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Draush) Wasylczak and the devoted wife of the late Cyrus D Ripka Sr. She is the sister of Mary Lingenfelter in Stoystown PA and was proceed in death by John Wasylczak, Mary Wasylczak, Katherine Chelednik, Michael Wasylczak, Butch Wasylczak, Nick Wasylczak, Nettie Hudkins and George Wasylczak. Julia was the caring mother to David B Ripka Sr (Stephanie) and the late Cyrus D Ripka Jr. She is the affectionate Grammy to Michael Ripka, David B Ripka Jr, Jaeneen Williams, Tyanne Burandt, Danielle Kirby & Monique Ware. Julia adored her 14 great-grandchildren and 7 great great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Julia's Life celebration on Friday, July 21 from 5-8pm with a service, officiated by Pastor Scott Mitchell, starting at 7pm at Dunn-Givnish Funeral Home 378 S. Bellevue Ave, Langhorne PA 19047. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children 3551 N. Broad St, Philadelphia PA 19140
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378 South Bellevue Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047
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