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Julie Marie McWilliams, of San Pablo, Calif., died suddenly on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, as the result of a seizure of as yet undetermined cause.

Julie was born May 1, 1983, the daughter of Patty Ernest Hack who shared her daughter with adoptive parents Robert and Kathleen McWilliams when Julie was just 5 days old.

Julie graduated from St. Joseph Catholic School, from Danville High School in 2001 and from Penn State University-the Behrend Campus in 2005 with a bachelor of science degree in English.

Everyone who knew her knew that Julie had a great love for and knowledge of books so in 2006 she fulfilled her lifelong dream and opened the Iron Rose Bookstore in Downtown Danville, Pa. The Bookstore operated until 2012 when Julie joined the staff of Geisinger Health System in various capacities ending in the medical management department. In September 2015, she moved to San Pablo, to join her soul-mate, Scott Davis.

In addition to Scott, Julie is survived by her daughter, Kaylee Marie Hunt, of Danville; her birthmother, Patty Hack and husband Jerry, and their daughters, Kalie Hack Chapin and family, of Millville, and Misty Hack Wittig and family, of Catawissa; her adoptive parents, Robert and Kathleen McWilliams, of Danville, and their son, Mark McWilliams, of Loretto. Also surviving are aunts, Joan McWilliams Warriner, of Danville and Ann McWilliams Angle (husband Dave), of Hummelstown; many cousins, her closest friend, Lisa Dennen; and her beloved dog, Daisy Mae.

Julie was bright, witty, articulate and a fiercely loyal friend. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Contributions in Julie's memory may be made to the Thomas Beaver Free Library or the Montour County Historical Society.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Danville.
Published on March 3, 2017
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