Julia F. "Trixie" Lemon, 92, of Conway, died Friday, December 11, 2020, at home.
Born July 26, 1928, in Ambridge, she was the daughter of the late Nick and Anna Pinko Karas. She was a member of Holy Ghost Orthodox Church and the Circle of Friends. Trixie lived through plenty of trials in life, including supporting a husband who returned scarred from World War II, losing a son from MS in his twenties and most recently two strokes and Covid 19. But her brilliant smile and unwavering Orthodox faith radiated until the end, with a penchant for bargain shopping, beach trips and surprisingly racy comments for such a classy lady.
In addition to her parents, she was welcomed home by her husband, Thomas E. Lemon; a son, Thomas R. Lemon; three brothers, Michael, Peter, and Steve Karas; one sister, Anna Karas; and her beloved schnauzer, Molly. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Paul Graycar, Conway; two granddaughters, Jennifer and Jason VanDeCar, Conway, and Nicole Graycar, Highland Park; three great-grandchildren, Olivia, Katelyn and Hannah Julia VanDeCar; one sister, Helen Sopko, Sewickley; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends will be received Monday, December 14, 2020, from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, Ambridge, with the Very Rev. Fr. William Evansky officiating. Interment will follow at Economy Cemetery. In accordance with the CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing will be required at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Orthodox Monastery of The Transfiguration, 321 Monastery Lane, Ellwood City, PA 16117 or the National MS Society.
BOHN-MATICH FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 1099 Maplewood Ave., Ambridge, is in charge of arrangements.
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