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Milda Jean Fedorka

December 26, 1919 — March 16, 2019

  Milda Jean (Lux) Fedorka, of Greensburg, formerly of Greenock, died March 16, 2019, at Redstone Highlands in Greensburg, Pa.  She celebrated her 99th birthday this past December 26, 2018. Lovingly known as “Mimi” by many, she is preceded in death by her late husband, George “Poppop” Fedorka, who died November 7, 1997, and by her parents, the late John “Honus” Lux and Jennie (Nabors) Lux.  Milda was a member of McKeesport High School class of 1937 and sang in the State Championship acapella choir. She studied commercial art and later taught at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She then worked for many years as an artist for the G.C. Murphy Company in McKeesport, Pa. and retired from there as head of the art department.  A strong, free-willed spirit, Milda broke the stigmas of gender well before her time. The artwork she created both at work and at home was inspirational, mesmerizing, and heartfelt. She passed this love of art down to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends, often sketching pictures freehand or sharing her critiques of others’ creations. Milda was very active for many years with the Greenock United Methodist Church, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School, helping with Vacation Bible School, and participating in the prayer group. She was devoted to her family and loved visiting relatives and traveling with her husband. They spent many nights dancing at local halls and playing card games with beloved friends. She also loved her community of friends and aides that she got to know during her final years at Redstone Highlands.  She is survived by brother Richard Lux and his wife Kathy of St. Francis, Wi., and sister-in-law Nan Lux of Iron River, Wi.; she is preceded in death by brothers Robert “Bobby” Lux and John “Chook” Lux and sisters Dorothy Lux and Bernice (Lux) Masters. She is survived by sons Thomas J. Mitchell and wife Joanne of Huffs Church, Pa., James G. Fedorka and wife Beverly of Irwin, Pa., and Russell N. Fedorka of Phoenix, Az. as well as their brother David B. Mitchell of Centerville, Md.; her cherished grandchildren Cynthia Mitchell (Timothy Waldman), Pamela (Mitchell) Ulicny (Michael), Lesley (Fedorka) Kaminski (Michael), Laurel (Fedorka) Utley (Elliott), Allison Fedorka, Drew Fedorka, and James W. Fedorka; great-grandchildren Mikayla Ulicny, Micah Ulicny, Mahalia Utley, and Cora Jean Kaminski; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews, all of whom she loved dearly. Her fiery spirit will live on in all who knew her. Her family cannot help but feel joy in knowing that she was met at the gates of heaven by her loving family and friends who were waiting to laugh, sing, and dance with her once more. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 22, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Twp., (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director.  Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 23, at 10 am in the funeral home chapel, interment will follow at the McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Greenock United Methodist Church, 1213 Greenock Buena Vista Road, McKeesport, Pa., 15135, or to Redstone Presbyterian Senior Care, 6 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg, Pa., 15601. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
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Visitation

Friday, March 22, 2019

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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6028 Smithfield St, Boston, PA 15135

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Visitation

Friday, March 22, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

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