“On Wednesday evening (April 1) the world became a little less witty, a little less intelligent, a little less kind, and a little less empathetic with the passing of Lisa Felix.” She slipped away peacefully, surrounded by her family at her childhood home in Warsaw, NY after a courageous 2 ½ year battle with cancer.
Lisa was born June 1, 1967, the oldest child of Don and Maureen Felix. She graduated as Salutatorian from Warsaw High School in 1985. Lisa continued her education at SUNY Binghamton, attended graduate school at Southern Illinois University, University of Buffalo and completed her law degree at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Lisa always loved the diversity of the university setting and spent several years living and working in Nakajo, Japan, at Southern Illinois’ sister school. After returning to the US, she worked as a Foreign Student Advisor at the State University of Buffalo and the University of Pennsylvania.
Lisa completed her law degree and worked at several firms, most recently Klasko Immigration Law Partners in Philadelphia. She called Philadelphia her home for more than 20 years.
Lisa’s inquisitive spirit took her around the world immersing herself in different languages (which is why she was hard to beat in Scrabble), cultures and cuisine. She will be remembered for her brilliant mind, witty sense of humor, and infectious smile which she shared with the world. Lisa was an enthusiastic friend always showing compassion and kindness. She loved downhill skiing, good music, laughter and setting fitness goals (over and over). Lisa completed in both the New York City and Philadelphia Marathons.
Lisa is survived by her parents Don and Maureen Felix of Warsaw, NY, her favorite sister Shauna (Felix) Andres (Jerry) and their children Hunter, Cole and Madelyn of Hayden, Idaho and her favorite brother Matthew Felix (Kristen) and their sons, Mitchel and Lukas of Warsaw.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorials in Lisa’s name may be made online (or mailed) to the Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, 3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, to support the Transnational Legal Clinic. Donations may able be made to HomeCare & Hospice (Wyoming County), or WHYY public radio (http://www.whyy.org).