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Alexis Loiette Runkewich

Alexis Loiette Runkewich

November 13, 1945 ~ February 14, 2022

Alexis “Loiette” Runkewich (Evasew), age 76, passed away on February 14th, 2022. She loved music, dance, and theater, growing up in her hometown of Phoenixville, PA with sisters Andra (Talley) and Bronwyn (Beecher). Alexis’s greatest passion was being a loving mother to Leeannwyn (Eric Stoner), Rebecca (Chris Reilly), Patrick Runkewich, and Ryan Runkewich (Annessa Edelstein). Her pride and joy were her grandchildren; Keira and Jack (Reilly) and Alex (Stoner). 

Known as loyal and loving, funny and fierce, stylish, and sassy, stubborn, and selfless, brave, and bossy; to her family she was just “Our Mimi.” Alexis used her humor and creativity to make emoji texting an artform with her loved ones. She loved reading and expanding her knowledge through books, magazines and her favorite TV game show, Jeopardy. Alexis had a green thumb, planting many beautiful trees and shrubs throughout the property. She loved the smell of fresh flowers, warm sunshine and gazing at rainbows. A simple smile and plenty of laughter was always her best medicine. Kindness was also paramount, and it reflects in her children’s actions to this day. A family visit to Florida in November of 2021 provided memories and laughter to cherish forever.

One of Alexis’s first jobs as young woman was working at Valley Forge Army Hospital as a Civilian/Soldier Liaison for returning War Veterans. Next, she was the Activities Director for the Philadelphia Inner City-Low Income Head-Start Program. She was also a Girl Scout Leader and a PTA-HSA Board Member. This active volunteerism in school and community organizations led her to becoming a State Certified Assault Prevention Facilitator/Consultant and Advocate for the New Jersey Child Assault Prevention Project (CAP.) She later moved from her adopted state of NJ to be with her sons in Florida. Alexis’s love for animals inspired participation in a neighborhood Feral Cat Rescue Program. She was the beloved mother to Fluffernutter, Kiku, Clyde, Chloe, Ebenezer, Jingle La Belle, B.B, Katty Kat, S.C., R.C., Popsi, and grand-kitty Sylvester.

Alexis’s celebration of life will be held in both Florida and Pennsylvania, later, for all her family to share in her remembrance with her children.

To honor Mimi and her love for animals, please find your local animal shelter to donate or volunteer. Please consider a donation to The Lourdes Foundation COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND to bolster the emergency resources available for the health care heroes that work on the front lines of this crisis every day. https://lourdesmckeen.org/supportfund/


Tracey DiPaul - Niece

February 22, 2022, 2:12 pm

My sweet Aunt Loiette ~

As I’m sitting here trying to find the right words to express what your loss means. I’m being interrupted by my beautiful and
rambunctious grandkids. I can picture you giggling, better yet your perfect set of emojis you would send me. To say I will miss our weekly text is beyond words.
Forever in my heart
Tracey and her “grands”

Patsy Evasew - Cousin

February 23, 2022, 6:52 am

Sweet dear cousin Alexis
I will always treasure our special friendship that began in 7th grade ~ you had a gift of making every one dear to you
feel so special ~ I will miss you ~ I love you ~ Peace be yours

Barbara (Bobbie) Gombos Durham - Classmate

February 23, 2022, 8:01 pm

Loiette and I grew up together from grade school to graduation. I have a picture of her smiling with another friend and myself over the railing of our front porch. She was always delightful to spend time with.

Dodie Vance - Cousin

February 25, 2022, 8:34 pm

Only sweet memories of this beautiful soul . Hugs and prayers to all her loved ones. Cousin Dodie

DiPaul Darrah

March 2, 2022, 12:35 am

I don’t know where to start with all of my childhood memories, all of them include my Aunt Loiette, every home, vacation, family gathering, her laugh, the love she gave to all of us. I think my favorite will be “don’t put beans in your nose”…
Rest in Power Aunt L ❤

Helen Paranzino - Friend

March 11, 2022, 2:16 am

I am deeply saddened to see the announcement of my friend’s passing. We had many good times together when the children were young. When I remember her it will be of us laughing. Prayers for comfort for you all

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