Anna (Anne) Gurka Whitiak, age 97, passed away at her home in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, on July 9, 2014.
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Anne was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Michael. She is survived by a sister, Dorothy Gurka Yurchak; her loving children Theodore M. (wife Leslie), daughter Gloria Schulman (husband Michael) and son-in-law Michael Schneeberger; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A daughter, Carole Anne Schneeberger, passed away in 2007.
Anne was born Nov. 27, 1916, in Conemaugh, Pennsylvania, to Anthony and Theodora Romaniak Gurka. She grew up in Jermyn, Pennsylvania. Anne and Michael raised their family on Long Island, New York, and spent their retirement years in Inverness, Florida. Anne was a woman of great faith. She was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Her family will truly miss her.
Viewing will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2014, at St. Raphael Orthodox Church in Inverness, Florida, followed by services at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, Florida. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
Chas E. Davis Funeral Home
3075 S. Florida Ave.
Inverness, FL 34450
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 13, 2014