Anna Wozniak, 89, from Lilly, was called to her eternal home and the bounties of Heaven, by our Holy Father and all the angels and saints, on August 15, 2021. She was born on April 19,1932, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Slaga) Kodosky. Her spirit is now reunited with her beloved husband George, of 66 years; her brothers Stanley, Frank and John Kodosky; her sister Mary Savukas; granddaughter Ashley Myers, and her favorite pet dog, Dakota. Anna is survived by her brother Robert Kodosky; her brother in law Charles Savukas; her children Toni Myers (Ray Himes), Karen Spaid (Mike Savino), George Jr. (wife Tammy); her grandchildren Becky Earnest (husband Adam); Brittany Spaid (Brent); Justin Spaid (Jay); Lexi Wozniak (Matthew); Kaelyn and Arianna Wozniak. Along with her great-grandchildren: Gabby, Caitlin, Trentyn, Isaac, Caden and Colson, as well as nieces and nephews and their families. Anna graduated from Lilly High School. She met her soulmate, George, at a high school football game, and they married in 1955. Anna dreamed of being a mother, and was blessed with her first child in 1961; she regularly spoke of being very fortunate to have two more children thereafter. She was an extremely dedicated and proud mother - sharing in her children’s joys and successes. For some time Anna worked at Publix Shirt Factory in Gallitzin, alongside her mother and sister. She also worked at the Lilly Sewing Factory. Anna enjoyed spending time outside with family, especially camping trips to Glendale. Additionally, she loved sitting in the front yard to watch her grandkids ride bikes, and looked forward to evenings in the “backyard buda” with her husband. She intently watched for mail from Publisher’s Clearing House, and enjoyed cheering on her favorite Pittsburgh Teams, especially the Pirates. Anna shared in many shopping trips to Talbots with her sister, and always jumped at an opportunity to go to Boscovs with Becky and Brittany. She spent most every summer canning beets, beans and cucumbers; she also looked forward to making rhubarb jelly with her brother Frank. Anna was a wonderful baker too, the smell of her Easter bread would resonate through the house - an aroma we’ll never forget; and her homemade gobs and blueberry pies were the best. She was our biggest fan in life praying for our happiness and good health; she also loved youth sports - rooting for each of us during basketball, softball and soccer seasons, and always requesting tournament updates. Anna was a matriarch - otherwise known as “the boss.” She prided herself in bringing family together for Sunday dinners and holidays, as this time was immeasurable to her. Her simplicity was captured in most things she did, especially with the few decorations on her Christmas tree - as her favorite part of the holiday was watching the lights on the tree twinkle from afar. She may have been fondest of her great-grandchildren, as she cherished their every visit, and ensured they never left her house without an ice-cream cone. Further, Anna was a dedicated member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Our Lady of the Alleghenies parishes, as her faith was very strong. She had so many admirable traits, but those that ranked supreme include: the unconditional love and understanding she extended, her genuineness, the determination she exhibited, her wisdom and strong will. Because the light in our world has been dimmed, we pray that restoration is found as you shine your eternal light of hope from Heaven - Gram you will be heart-fully missed, until we meet again. There will be an intimate viewing for family and close friends on Thursday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage, from 5pm-7pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Friday in Lilly; Committal in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, the Cambria Co. Humane Society, or a local charity of your choice, in her honor. Online condolences may be made at serenkoclaarfuneralhome.com.
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