Joseph, Anna Agnes
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Dec. 25, 1911 - Mar. 4, 2013
Anna Agnes Joseph, 101, of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Washington, DC, died on Mar. 4, 2013. Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Fri., at Our Lady of Martyrs in Bradenton, FL. Funeral arrangements by: Brown & Sons.
Anna A. Joseph passed away on March 4, 2013 of natural causes. Anna was born in Somerset County, PA on Christmas Day 1911 and moved to Bradenton in 1976 after retiring from the Library of Congress where she was employed as a Personnel Officer. In 1931, Anna graduated from St. Joseph College, Emmitsburg, MD, returning there as an instructor in Latin Studies and completed work for a Master's Degree from Catholic University in Washington, DC. In 1943, she resigned from St. Joseph's to accept a position with United Services Organization (USO) with club assignments in St. Augustine, FL, Belem, Brazil and San Diego, CA. As a volunteer, she was associated with Our Daily Bread; the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP); and in the tutoring program at Manatee Technical Institute. She was an avid tennis player well into her 80s and when she could no longer play she continued to enjoy the matches on television. Anna was a wonderful, giving woman who loved to read, travel and keep up with current events and politics. She was thrilled when her young grand-niece and nephew were relocated to Sarasota and she loved spending time with them. Predeceased in death by older sisters Josephine & Thelma, she is survived by youngest sister Madeleine Fields of Bradenton, niece Peggy Combs & husband Charlie of Las Cruces, NM, grand niece Janet Combs (Phil Karcher) and great-grand niece & nephew Kali & Charlie Karcher of Sarasota, nephew Russell Combs and great-grand nephew Calvin of Ellicott City, MD, niece Joyce Combs (Gary Seemar) of Gold Bar, WA, cousin Isabelle Fulton (John) of Altamonte Springs, FL, nephew George Rizkallah of Shelby, NC, niece Janis Jibrin of Washington, DC, dear friend Rose Roca, and a host of cousins and many close friends who were considered family. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 15, 2013, 10:00 AM at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs on Magellan Drive in Bradenton. We all love you and miss you so very much. Insha'Allah.
Published in Herald Tribune from Mar. 15 to Mar. 16, 2013