Obituary of Valerie Burns Dux
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The angels called Valerie Dux, of Honesdale, on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Born in Fogelsville, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 10, 1930, Val was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Edward Dux of Dunmore, and three brothers; Curt, Henry and Dave Fridirici. Valerie and Ed met at Kutztown State Teachers College and were married in 1951. Valerie is survived by her four children; Valerie Joan Hannes of Shohola; Michael Dux of Philadelphia; Amy Day of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Philip Dux of Hawley. Additionally, Valerie is survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Val taught elementary school at the Delaware Valley School District until retiring in 1985. She fondly remembered playing kickball with her students at the old Milford Elementary School in the 1960s. Val volunteered with numerous organizations throughout her life - beginning as a candy striper in her teens. She delivered Meals on Wheels for 26 years, served as president of the Wayne Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, and was active in the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees. Val followed the sporting activities of her children and grandchildren closely and shared her husband's love of baseball. She enjoyed following Phillies baseball and Penn State football. Val was a high-energy person, and her husband's early death left a big hole in her life. She filled the hole in her life with grandchildren, volunteering and a role in her son's landscaping business. She was a great cook and an enthusiastic baker. She dearly loved hosting her family for holidays. Val left a large footprint and she will be missed by all who knew her. She was a life force with high standards for her family, her students and herself. Her legacy of service to others and dedication to family lives on in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graveside burial was held on Friday, April 24, 2020, in Indian Orchard. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 107 7th St, Honesdale.
Saturday, August 7, 2021
St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
107 7th Street
Honesdale, Pennsylvania, United States