Julianna M. Stokowski Sescila (nee Fiderskee), 83, of Amherst, died Friday, June 29, 2007 at Flower Hospital, Sylvania, following a brief illness. Since February 2007 she made her home with her daughter Marie in Sylvania who was her caregiver. She was born in Lawrenceville, PA, June 20, 1924 and lived in Warren until moving to Amherst in 1947. She was a member of the Class of 1942 of Warren G. Harding High School, Warren. Following high school she was an assembler at the Packard Electric Company, Warren, until she married in 1947. Julie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Amherst, and was very active in many organizations of the church. Throughout her life she was a homemaker and also worked at the Ted Jacobs Department Store in Lorain during the 1950s. In the early 1970s she was a child care worker at the Country Day School in Amherst which prompted her to provide child care in her home for many years. From 1974 to 1985 she was a volunteer worker at the Marion L. Steele High School Football Games Concession Stand. She was a member of the Lorain County Democratic Women’s Club. She enjoyed crafts and knitting.
Surviving is a son, Thomas J. of Fairfax Station, VA; two daughters, Marie Stokowski of Sylvania and Cynthia Walimaki of Lorain; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Barbara of Geneva and Cindy of Elyria; and one step-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph J. Stokowski (1991) to whom she was married 43 years; and T. Raymond Sescila (1998) to whom she was married four years; her parents, Ignats and Martha Mankus Fiderskee; a brother, Ed Fiderskee; and two sisters, Veronica Janosko and Pearl Fiderskee.
Family will receive friends at the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park Avenue, Amherst, Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A rosary will be recited at 4:30 P.M. by the Legion of Mary of St. Joseph Church. Closing prayers will be 10:30 A.M. Tuesday followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Amherst. Rev. Lawrence N. Martello, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Amherst. Memorials or Mass Offerings may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Amherst.