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Nancy V. Volk
Nancy Wroblewski Volk, prominent Lehigh Valley educator, passed away on May 22, 2012. She was 67 years old. Mrs. Volk spent more than thirty-five years as a teacher, supervisor and educational consultant. Her area of expertise was cognitive skills and reading problems. The final years of her career were spent at Freedom High School, working with students and faculty as a reading and college preparatory specialist. She was a much loved and gifted teacher.
Mrs. Volk was born in Philadelphia and attended the prestigious Girls High School, a school for the academically gifted. There she was selected as the Outstanding Senior, an award elected by the faculty, for her academic achievements and her public service to the school and the community. Her dedication to education and public service were the hallmarks of her career and her personal life. After graduating from Penn State, she came to the Lehigh Valley to do doctoral graduate work at Lehigh University and settled in Allentown.
Mrs. Volk received many awards and accolades throughout her life. She especially cherished her Alumni Award from Lehigh University for Outstanding Service to the School of Education and the Founder's Choice Award for Properties of Merit, given to her and her late husband, James Volk, for the renovation of their home. Throughout her life, Mrs. Volk engaged in ongoing private philanthropies. As a member of Siroptimist, she worked on projects to improve the lives of disadvantaged women.
Mrs. Volk is survived by her beloved godson Shane Fillman, her sister Jeanne Wrobleski, Esq. of Philadelphia and her two nieces, Melissa Cartlidge of Princeton, New Jersey and Dr. Christine Oschell of Missoula, Montana.
A family memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Lung Association. The Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home of Allentown is serving the family.