Ann Sernatinger

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Ann Sernatinger

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —Ann (Skislak) Sernatinger, 81, died peacefully in Annapolis on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Born in Annapolis, she was the sixth of eight children born to John J. Skislak and Mary Vanyo Skislak. In addition to her parents and siblings, she was predeceased by her husband, Frederick C. Sernatinger Jr.; her son, Jamie, and daughter, Catherine.

Ann is survived by her son, J. Charles, and his wife, Marie-Pierre, of Wilmette, Ill.; three daughters, Jean Harry and her husband, Don, of Essex, Vt.; Judith Sernatinger and her husband, Andrew Potter, of Jamestown, R.I.; Jessica Nelson and her husband, Geoff. of Maynard, Mass.; and her daughter-in-law , Monica Guadalupe Velez Fajardo of Puruandiro, Mexico; also eight grandchildren, Douglas, Marc, Paul, Andrew, Eric, Cora, Frederick, and Soren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Ann grew up in Annapolis, graduating from Annapolis High School, and attended the Annapolis Business College, where she was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Upsilon Chapter. Ann worked at the Naval Engineering Experiment Station, where she met her husband. On May 23, 1953, Ann and Frederick Sernatinger were married at St. Mary's Church in Annapolis. In 1963 after extensive travel they bought their house in Suffield, Conn., and resided there for 29 years; lived in Johannesburg, South Africa for five years; later moving to the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Ann was an active member of the Suffield Garden Club and the local chapter of the League of Women Voters as well as the Somers Cove Yacht Club and the Annapolis Yacht Club. Her interests were broad and varied and included sailing, cooking, art, music, gardening and the theater. She loved visiting museums, painting, attending jazz concerts and dancing, and traveled widely with her husband.

Ann leaves behind her family and a multitude of friends. She hosted numerous gatherings of family and friends over the years, in Connecticut and Maryland. As per her wishes, services will be held at St Mary's Church in Annapolis at 9 a.m. on Jan. 12, 2013, with visitation from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, at John M Taylor Funeral Home in Annapolis. Online condolences may be made at

Published in The Daily Times on Nov. 25, 2012
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