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Anne E. "Betty" Wiktor
January 21, 1927 ~ December 22, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Age 96, of Mount Lebanon, on Friday evening, December 22, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Edward J. Wiktor; devoted mother of Anne Wiktor (Matt) of Williamsburg, Massachusetts, E. Daniel Wiktor (Mary Mott) of Wakefield, Massachusetts, Mary Morgan (Bob) of Mt. Lebanon, PA and Robert G. Wiktor (Jodi) of Falls Church, Virginia; loving grandmother of Sarah Morgan, Robert Morgan (Julianna), Sean Morgan (Mandi) and Luke Morgan; great-grandmother of Henry Robert, Jack Edward, and Dorothea Jean; sister of the late Daniel F. McCarthy, of Sydney Nova Scotia; also survived by nieces and nephews.
Betty was very passionate about Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, where she was born and raised, and looked forward to her many summer - long vacations there. She always called Sydney, Nova Scotia ‘home’, and never considered leaving until she met a young engineer from Johnstown, Ed Wiktor, who was working there on a temporary construction job for Koppers Co. at the Steel Mill.
Ed convinced Betty to marry him and she left Sydney for Pittsburgh, where they lived in a small apartment in Oakland. They eventually moved over 15 times to various stops in the United States, Canada and as far away as Turkey; Betty often packing the household up on short notice for the next move. Eventually they settled back in Pittsburgh, and after Ed died Betty moved to Mt. Lebanon to be close to her daughter and grandchildren.
Starting in 1996, after she lost her husband, Betty spent summers in a two-room cottage fifty feet from the Atlantic Ocean at Ingonish, a small village on the northern tip of Cape Breton Island. There she made many friends, one of whom composed a song in her honor called “Betty from the Point” (referring to the Point Cottages by the Sea, where she lived). Betty especially enjoyed attending a good foot stomping Ceilidh with her friends from Ingonish.
She loved knitting, reading, attending the Pittsburgh Symphony concerts and was a Volunteer for many years at St. Clair Hospital.
Friends will be welcomed at Laughlin Cremation & Funeral Tributes on Friday, January 19, 2024 from 4:00 until 7:00pm
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Bernard Church (St. Michael the Archangel Parish) on Saturday morning, January 20th at 10 o’clock. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery of Johnstown will be private.
If desired, memorials may be made to The Little Sisters of the Poor or the American Cancer Society.