CAMP HILL — Julie Felix Gale, 90, a former Centralia resident and radio personality, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at the Holy Spirit Hospital.
She was a daughter of the late Peter and Josephine (Kopecza) Felix. She was the last surviving member in a family of nine children.
She was married to former Camp Hill home builder contractor Howard C. Gale Sr., who preceded her in death.
Julie and her sister, Rose, were popular radio entertainers on WEEU, Reading, a sponsored radio show in the 1930s. They were known as the Blue Bonnet Gang and did two one half-hour broadcasts daily. During the summer months, Julie and Rose performed at the C. Bar C. Ranch in Elverson. They worked along with acts such as The Andrew Sisters, Bob Nolan and The Sons Of The Pioneers, and Roy Acuff and The Smokey Mountain Boys.
She is survived by a daughter, Leisa J. Kercher, and a grandson, Anthony E. Rossignoli, both of Wyomissing.
GALE — Julie Felix Gale, a former Centralia resident. A Funeral of Divine Liturgy was held Saturday at the St. Anne's Byzantine Catholic Church, Harrisburg. A private burial will be held in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Centralia. Arrangements are being handled by Myers-Harner Funeral Home, 1903 Market St., Camp Hill.
Published in News Item on January 22, 2012, Sunday