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Anna Mae Stark

January 16, 1939 ~ September 8, 2021 (age 82)

Obituary

Anna Mae (Hischuck) Stark passed away at her Mt. Lebanon home on September 8, 2021, at 82 years of age. The following preceded her in death: her loving husband of 45 years, Jim; her loving parents, George and Mary (Ondos) Hischuck,; and her brother, George Hischuck. Anna Mae is survived by: daughters, Stephanie and Rebeccah; their respective spouses, Scott and Steve; and her most adored grandchildren, Franco and Violet.  She is also survived by sisters Fran, Julie, and Liz, and remembered and missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends. Anna Mae entered the world on January 16, 1939, born at home in Rural Valley, PA, where she would live all her childhood and most of her adult life. She graduated from Shannock Valley High School, and worked as a secretary, caseworker, and energy assistant for local businesses and government agencies. Anna Mae spent her younger years a true social butterfly. She partook in local women’s organizations and remained active in the Catholic Church, especially the choir. She stayed home for a majority of her children’s lives, helped in school and extracurricular activities, and organized many reunions for her friends and neighborhood over the years. Anna Mae loved birthdays, flowers and bright colors, old black and white movies, music from way back and today, tea and teapots, sweet treats and desserts, books and libraries and reading, musical theater, Pittsburgh sports’ teams, marching bands, and true crime….way before THAT was the THING. She loved time spent with family and friends, especially if inside with a few extra sweaters, as the temperature was never quite warm enough for Anna Mae. Her unmistakable, beautiful handwriting on the many cards she sent leaves a true void. Instead of a memorial or service, to which she opposed in life, let’s all have a brownie and a cup of tea. Read a book. Or listen to her favorite song The Great Pretender by The Platters. Watch an episode (maybe a marathon!) of Law and Order or Dateline. At your next birthday, light the candles a second time in her memory. Or do all of these things in her honor. (She HATED lots of smelly candles, ceiling fans, and the Dallas Cowboys. So act accordingly.) Her passions in both directions will be missed forever, as will she, but that spirit will live in all who loved her. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in her memory to:

The Kittanning Public Library

280 N. Jefferson St.

Kittanning PA 16201

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