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Viola J. (Briggs) Graham

August 26, 1936 ~ June 13, 2020 (age 83)


Viola J. Graham of New Kensington, passed away on Saturday June 13, 2020.  She was born on August 26, 1936 to the late William S. and Virginia O. (Briggs) Graham.  Viola is survived by her children: Joseph Kapalka of New Kensington, Martin K. Kapalka of Arnold, Deborah L. Kapalka of New Kensington, Virginia L. Kapalka of Arnold, and the late Wayne R. Kapalka and William Kapalka; daughter -in-law Cheryl Kapalka of Las Vegas, NV; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  Viola graduated from Ken High in 1954.  She received as associate degree in Industrial Engineering in 1988.  She became a certified Quality Auditor and Quality Engineer by the American Society for Quality as a ISO Lead Assessor.  Viola worked in the Quality Management field for 20 years.  She was listed in the 1995 edition of The National Association for Female Executives.  Viola was published in 1994 for her article on “Zero Defects” in the Stamping Quarterly Magazine.  Viola’s favorite activities where reading, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.  Arrangements entrusted to the Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home, Inc., Lower Burrell. (724) 335-6500. In lieu of flowers, donations to help defray funeral expenses may be made to the Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home, Inc.

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