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Julia W. DEGRENDELE

May 25, 1932 ~ September 27, 2021 (age 89)

Obituary

Julia “Julie” May Walton DeGrendele, 89, of Quakertown passed on September 27, 2021 in her home. She was the wife of the late Arthur E. DeGrendele and the late Donald R. Buzby. Julia “Julie” May Walton was born in the Abington Hospital, Abington Twp., Montgomery County, Pennsylvania to Harvey W. Walton and Myrtle May Reading Walton. They were living at the home of Myrtle’s parents, William B, and Mary Elizabeth Reading in Plumstead Twp., Bucks County, Pennsylvania. In April, 1937, the family moved to Bedminister Twp., Bucks County where Julia attended Algards Elementry School, a one room building for all 8 grades. Upon graduating Algards, Julia completed her high school education at Sell-Perk High School in 1949. She then was employed with the Hunter Springs Company in Lansdale, PA. An avid reader, Julia earned a BA in Education from Temple University and Masters’ Degrees from Lehigh University in Bethlehem with majors in Education, Reading Comprehension, and Psychology. After teaching several years at the Quakertown High School, she spent the remainder of her 28+ year career as a professor with Montgomery County Community College, retiring in 1997. As a youth and young adult, Julia was active with the Luther League organization. During the course of her adult life, she shared her love of reading by helping others develop reading skills of their own. Julia was a volunteer for GrandView Hospice for many years. Julia loved bowling with her husband, the late Arthur E. DeGrendele. They belonged to the Early Birds and Ball and Chain leagues in the Quakertown area. She was also the former president of the Gem bowling league. Julia and her husband, the late Arthur E. DeGrendele are survived by a daughter, Dawn DeGrendele Harris {Ron}, and son Arthur W. DeGrendele, grandsons; Ryan Mark and Ethan Jacob Harris, sister, E. Elaine Brown, Milton, DE and brother, Charles Dale Walton {Lillian} of Columbia, SC. Along with her parents and loving husband Art, she was predeceased by her brother and sister in law, Richard DeGrendele {Arlene}, Harvey Richard Walton {Lucy}, sister and brother in law, Laura DeOme {Forest}, nephew Dennis DeOme, nieces Susan A. Walton and Christina Laise Walton Hull, nephew Chet Walton, and Robert Charles Walton. Additional survivors include numerous nieces and nephews ALL who knew and loved their “Aunt Julia” A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the C.R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www.crstrunk.com) 821 W. Broad Street, Quakertown, PA 18951. Call 10:30-11:00 A.M. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Grand View Hospice, Last Chance Ranch, or the Audubon Society. Wherever you are, feel free to plant a tree, shrub, or flower as a lasting memory of our dear mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
October 16, 2021

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
C.R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc.
821 W. Broad St.
Quakertown, PA 18951

Memorial Service
Saturday
October 16, 2021

11:00 AM
C.R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc.
821 W. Broad St.
Quakertown, PA 18951

Donations

Grand View Hospice
700 Lawn Ave., Sellersville PA 18960

Last Chance Ranch
9 Beck Rd., Quakertown PA 18951

Bucks County Audubon Society
2877 Creamery Rd., New Hope PA 18938

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