Obituaries » Dolores Krisa January 18, 2014 Dolores Danchak Krisa, 83, of Alexandria, VA died Saturday at home. She was the widow of Walter Krisa, who died in 1998.
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Born in Simpson on June 27, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Walter “Deemer” & Mary Strosky Danchak. She was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson in 1948 and after completing business school began working for the CIA in 1949. She married Walter in 1952, and served as a secretary, in most of his foreign assignments. Domestically she was promoted to administrative assistant before retiring in 1987 upon which she was awarded the Bronze Medal for Intelligence.
She was a lifetime member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Washington D.C. For many years she was a dedicated volunteer with the Inova Fairfax Hospital Auxiliary. She was a generous patron of many local and national charities and was very often a personal caregiver to a friend or family member in need of a helping hand.
She is survived by three children, Stephen Krisa, Round Hill, VA; Keith Krisan, Cambridge, MA; Claudia Krisa Snow, Waikoloa, HI; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Evan and James Walter; a sister in law, Anne Danchak, Wilmington, NC; a goddaughter, Cynthia Mancini Butler, Franklin, TN; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Bud.
The funeral will be Friday, January 24th with a Requiem Service at 9:00 AM in St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church, Walnut St, Jermyn by the Very Rev. Archpriest John Kowalczyk. Interment in St. Tikhon’s Cemetery, South Canaan. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 PM at the church. Parastas at 8:00 Pm.
Arrangements by the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc., Simpson.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mrs. Krisa’s hospice service: Capital Caring Resource Development Department, 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, VA 22042
For condolences visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com
Obituaries » Dolores Krisa
January 18, 2014
Dolores Danchak Krisa, 83, of Alexandria, VA died Saturday at home. She was the widow of Walter Krisa, who died in 1998.