Julie Sejpal, 68, of Carbondale passed away on Monday, December 28 at Allied Services Hospice, Scranton, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vinod “Vino” Sejpal.
Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Hubert Griffin Sr. and the late Margaret States Griffin Talapa. She was a 1970 graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School and received degrees in Special Education from Bloomsburg University, Indiana University of PA, and St. Francis University. She taught special education to middle school students for 35 years, first at Conemaugh Valley School District and later at Forest Hills Middle School. During her retirement, she volunteered with her daughter’s life skills day program by reading to the students. She made a difference in the lives of many children with special needs and loved volunteering her time to other causes over the years. She also enjoyed playing cards with her sisters, trips to the casino, the beach, and spending time with family and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Allied Services Hospice for the exceptional care Julie received.
Surviving are a son, Shawn, of Bel Air, MD; daughter Erica, of Moscow, PA; a sister, Sally Kane, of Carbondale; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Hubert, William and James Griffin; and four sisters, Mary Allison, Margaret Griffin, Ann Hess, and Kathleen Schmerhorn.
Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, January 2nd in Canaan Corners Cemetery, Waymart. Due to COVID-19, there will be no public calling hours. Arrangements by the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale.
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