MCGINNIS-LAPELLE Christine McGinnis LaPelle, 82, of Philadelphia, award winning artist, co-owner of Rodger\nLaPelle Galleries, printmaker died on September 7 th at her residence at Sunrise Senior Living\nhome in Abington.\nMs. McGinnis was the wife of fellow artist and printmaker, Rodger LaPelle. Together for over\n60 years, they dared to pave a way of life for new and upcoming artists in the Philadelphia\ncommunity. A carriage house in Germantown in Awbury Arboretum was their home for over 50\nyears where Christine painted in her studio there. Christine is survived by her husband Rodger LaPelle, brother Andrew McGinnis and wife Lillian\nMcGinnis, sisters-in-law Nancy LaPelle and Susan Fahlund, brothers-in-law Elliott Feldman and Car\nand wife Joanne Papendick; nieces Cynthia Papendick, Jayne McGinnis, Cecilia Griffith, Natalie\nFeldman, Shannon Feldman and Alyssa Feldman, great-nieces Tea and Aubrey Feldman-Flagiello;\nAnd many close friends who have helped through the years: Bruce and Lisa Evans, Robert\nWaddington, Ben Long, Joe Naujokas, Fred Danzinger, Jeanine LeClaire, and many more among\nthe Philadelphia artist community.\nA celebration of an artist's life will take place Sunday, September 15 th , 2019 from 2-5pm at\nAbington Art Center, 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA. All friends and family are\ninvited to celebrate.\nIn lieu of flowers, donations in Christine's honor to support upcoming artists can be made to\nFleisher Art Memorial or The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.