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Anna Jacobs Saus Obituary
May 5, 1914 - March 25, 2013

On March 25, 2013 Anna Saus left this earth at the age of 98 to join her husband, Frank, to whom she was married for 64 years. Anna was a resident of Autumnwood Nursing Home in Rittman, Ohio at the time of her death. Prior to moving to Wadsworth and Rittman adult care homes, Anna resided in Akron, Ohio for the majority of her life.

Born in Budapest, Hungary on May 5, 1914, Anna immigrated to the United States at the age of seven with her parents, Josef and Anna Yakubcsak, and younger sister, Gizella.

The Yakubcsak family (later anglicized to Jacobs) traveled from Hungary, departing Cherbourg, France aboard the La Savoie, entering the U.S. though Ellis Island on Feb 21, 1921. The family settled in Akron, Ohio, where Anna attended local schools, including McEbright Elementary and Garfield High School. Leaving school in the 10th grade to help support the family, she attended Bankes Business College, earning a degree as a secretary and stenographer. As a result of her accomplishments, she worked as a typist for an attorney and later as a cashier for an insurance company.

After a courtship that included several dances at the amusement park on Summit Lake, on September 5, 1937, Anna married Frank J. Saus, starting her life as a devoted wife and eventually mother of three sons.

The family home on Polk Avenue in Akron, Ohio was often filled with the pleasant smells of Anna's cooking including traditional Hungarian goulash, chicken paprikas, and stuffed cabbage, as well as her wonderful Hungarian pastries and her American-style chocolate chip cookies.

Anna's immaculate home included her cherished collectables of tea cups, crystal bells, assorted bric-a-brac and the sounds from the chimes of the families' grandfather clock.

Anna also enjoyed making crafts - especially needlepoint, quilting, and crocheting.

While being a busy homemaker, Anna was employed by The University of Akron as a cashier and clerk in the Registrar's Office from 1967 to 1985.

One of her proudest accomplishments was serving as an active member in the Eastern Star organization (Fernleaf Chapter 422), for 50 years and, in particular, Worthy Matron in 1975. She was also a member of the Salvation Army Auxiliary for over 50 years.

Anna was a patron of the United Church of Christ of Loyal Oak, Ohio for many years.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Saus, in 2003 (owner of Superior Tool & Machine in Akron) and sister, Gizella Karder, in 2008 (a talented Akron seamstress and businesswoman).

Her surviving family includes her three sons, Edward (Sharon) Saus (Wadsworth, Ohio) and Donald Saus (Canal Fulton, Ohio), and Frank (Theresa) Saus (Annapolis, Md.). She also leaves behind, five grandchildren, Maryann (Sonny) Peterman, Karen (Kevin) Nichol, Brian (Heather) Saus, Donna (Keith) Todd, and Jerry (Carissa) Saus); eight great-grandchildren, Jessica, Jack, Emily, Brice, Jacob, Logann, Luke and Madison and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Prentice Funeral Home, 1154 Kenmore Blvd., Akron, with Chaplain Meghan Froehlich officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, where Anna will rest alongside her husand and other family members. Family will receive friends 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of other remembrances, a memorial gift can be made in honor of Anna to The Salvation Army, 2507 E. 22nd Street, Cleveland, OH 44115 or online at https://donate.salavationarmy.org.page.aspx?pid=207#tribute.

The family would like to express thanks and gratitude to the aides and nurses at Autumnwood Nursing Home and Great Lakes Hospice who gave loving care to Anna during her twilight years.


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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Mar. 28, 2013
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