Julia I. Padula McCrory salesclerk

January 17, 1993

Julia I. Padula, who grew up and worked in Baltimore before moving to Hagerstown 28 years ago, died Wednesday at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., of a heart attack.

She was 64.

For the last 10 years, she had been a salesclerk at McCrory's in Hagerstown.

She also worked part-time during summers as office manager at speedways in Winchester, Va., and Bedford, Pa., operated by one of her sons.

She worked as a dietary aide at Colton Villa Nursing Center in Hagerstown from the mid-1970s to the late 1980s.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hagerstown.

In Baltimore, Mrs. Padula worked for Hutzler's in Eastpoint as a saleswoman in the 1950s and was there for the store's 100th anniversary in 1958.

She was one of the founding members of Dundalk's Wolford Memorial Baptist Church in the 1930s, where she was an active member until she moved to Hagerstown in 1965.

Born in Baltimore, she attended Dundalk High School, graduating in 1945.

She and Joseph Padula were married in 1948.

Services for Mrs. Padula were to be held at 2 p.m. today at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Edith Elena Downs of Albuquerque, N.M.; three sons, Joseph F. Padula Jr., David Anthony Padula and Daniel James Padula, all of Hagerstown; and three grandchildren.

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