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The second of seven children, Alice (Alexandra) Herubin was baptized at St. Adalbert Church in Dillonvale, OH. Alexandra attended the parish school, where she was taught by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Her family, the sisters and her parish priest all encouraged her to consider religious life. Alexandra entered the community in 1928 in Pittsburgh. As a novice, she received the name "Sr. Mary Ambrose," returning to the use of her baptismal name in the 1960s.
Sr. Alice's ministerial life was devoted to education. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, and a master's in theology from the University of Detroit. Over the years, she taught at St. Mary School, Gallitzin, PA; junior high and high school at St. Stanislaus School, Mt. Nazareth Academy, Holy Family Institute, Holy Family School and St. Hyacinth School, all in Pittsburgh, PA; St. Stanislaus, Cleveland, OH, and St. Augustine Academy, Lakewood, OH. In Michigan, she taught at St. Francis Cabrini HS, Allen Park; St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Waterford, and St. Barbara School, Dearborn.
In 1988, Sr. Alice began caring for family members, a sister and two brothers. In 2000 after her sister's death, Sr. Alice retired to Holy Family Manor, Pittsburgh. She died on the feast of St. Stanislaus Kostka, a day she told her fellow sisters "would be a beautiful day to go home to Jesus," November 13.