In Memory Of

Dapkewicz, Virginia who passed away on 3/15/2009 at the age of 84

Virginia M. Dapkewicz, 84, of South Whitehall Township, formerly of Wind Gap, died Sunday, March 15, 2009 in her residence. Born November 13, 1924 in Pen Argyl, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Nasatka) Dapkewicz. She was employed as an administrative nurse in the operating rooms at St. Lukes Hospital, Fountain Hill,for 30 years until retiring in 1988. She was a 1942 graduate of Pen Argyl High School, a 1946 graduate of the former Allentown General Hospital School of Nursing, and a graduate of the New York City Poly Clinic Hospital for operating room management. She served in the Navy in the Korean War. She attended St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield. She was also a member of the former St. Josephs Catholic Church, Wind Gap, where she was a member of the Sodality. She was a member of the Navy Nurse Corp Association, a member of the Alumni Association of Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, a member and past president of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Operating Room Nurses and a member of the Red Hat Society. Survivors: Virginia is survived by a son, David Dapkewicz and his wife, Melissa, of Fogelsville; grandson, Alex Dapkewicz. Services: A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28 in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Babbitt and Heller Avenues, Pen Argyl. Call 12:30-1 p.m. in the church. Burial will follow in St. Elizabeths Catholic Cemetery, Plainfield Township. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, Pen Argyl. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Lukes Nursing Department, c/o St Lukes Development Department, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 or St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish Building Fund, 300 W. Babbit Ave., Pen Argyl, PA 18072.