Ann Lucille M. Swanson, 87, formerly of West Pittston, passed away Friday Feb. 15, 2013, in Seattle with her daughter, Victoria, by her side.
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Born in Sebastopol, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen Rubin Shacochius.
Ann was a graduate of West Pittston High School and worked as a secretary in New York City and Washington, D.C., while raising her three children. After her retirement, Ann returned to West Pittston, where she remained active by volunteering at public radio station WVIA, and as a driver for Meals on Wheels.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Erling Swanson, and sisters, Cecilia Evans-Stearns, Helen Yanish and Aldona Dymond. A younger sibling, Joseph, passed away early in his childhood.
Surviving are her children, Victoria Swanson, Seattle, with whom she lived; Deborah Swanson, Arlington, Va.; and Jeffrey, Stamford, Conn.; three grandchildren, Justin, Camila and Mateo; a sister, Eleanor Reap, Newton, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church, 220 Montgomery Ave., West Pittston, with the Rev. John Major officiating.
Interment will be in St. Casimir's Cemetery, Pittston.
Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.
Gubbiotti Funeral Home
1030 Wyoming Ave.
Exeter, PA 18643
Published in Citizens' Voice from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2013