June Elavsky

June Elavsky

  • Funeral Date: 1/12/15
  • Funeral Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Date of Birth: 6/27/30
  • Date of Death: 1/07/15
  • Funeral Location: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Southampton, MA

With heavy hearts and a profound sense of loss we are sad to announce the passing of B. June Elavsky, 84 of Westborough, MA, formerly of Endwell, NY as well as a lifelong summer resident of Lost Lake, MI, who left us on January 7, 2015 after a long and valiant battle with illness. Born in Colorado Springs, CO June 27, 1930, June was a graduate of Sacred Heart College, KS, Denver University, CO and Cortland College, NY. She was a veteran of the Women’s Army Corps, as well as an Executive Secretary to the Vice President of the OCAW Union. A progressive thinker and advocate for women’s rights and civic engagement, she was an innovative business teacher for 10 years in the Union-Endicott Central School District, and a community volunteer for Meals on Wheels, St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen and Lourdes Hospice in Binghamton, NY, as well as the Girl Scouts and Our Savior Luther Church in Endwell, NY.

She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Edward (Mike) Elavsky, her children Diane Root of Southborough, MA Kathleen Brinton of Northfield, MN and Michael Elavsky of State College, PA as well as their spouses, D.J., Stephen and Steriani, seven grandchildren, and many loving in-laws in Colorado, Michigan, and elsewhere.

A memorial service was held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 27 Main Street in Southborough, MA at 2 pm on January 12th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to support the June Elavsky Memorial Scholarship for Global Education Fund which will be administered by the College of Communications at Penn State University at the following address: 9 Joslin Lane, Southborough, MA, 01772.

Throughout her life, she was always interested in trying new experiences, including dabbling in Karate (yellow belt), Yoga, Transcendental Meditation, Dancing (Square, Line, and Belly) and the arts (painting, ceramics, and poetry). She also loved watching movies, reading, exercising at the Court Jester in Johnson City, NY, playing pinochle and travel, especially with her brother Charles, who predeceased her in 2013. Her passing, while heartbreaking to us, also means that she is no longer constrained but rather off on another adventure with her brother laughing, smiling, and waiting for us to join them someday, as they watch over us all with love until we meet again.

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