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1941 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Formerly a resident of Duquesne and North Huntingdon, Ann died on September 12, 2017, at St. Anne's Home, Greensburg, PA. She celebrated her 100th birthday on July 2, 2017, and was born the fifth of ten children in Yukon to Petar and Milka Cheran. On July 6, 1941, she married the late Joseph Vranesevic and they were blessed with four children, Joanne Pilipovich (George) of North Huntingdon, Melissa Snelling (Jeffrey) of Penn Township, Paul (Cathy) of Jersey City, NJ, and Michael (Clare) of Irwin. She was an active member of the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church of Mckeesport/Duquesne where she belonged to the Kolo Srpskih Sestara (Serbian Sisters) and Mother's Club. For many years, she baked the naphora (bread) for Sunday liturgies and was gifted in the preparation of ethnic baked goods and meals. She dearly loved her nine grandchildren, Stephanie Young, Sharon (Mark) Watson, Robert and Samantha Crawford, Zachary Snelling and Annemarie, Louise, Caroline and Adam Vranesevic; and six great- grandchildren, Zachary, Abigail and Jacob Young; and Alyssa, Dane and Mia Watson. Ann was preceded in death by her brothers, Steve, Roy, Michael, and Alex; and sisters, Martha, Sarah, Dorothy, Mildred and Zora. Ann loved her faith and was forever grateful for all God's blessings of good health of all her family. She was an excellent role model of faith, love, and goodness throughout her life and she will be missed by everyone who knew her. The family thanks the nurses, aides, and all personnel at the St. Anne Home for their excellent care she received there over the past four years. Visitation will be on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with a pomen at 7:00 p.m. at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. The funeral service will occur on Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church with the Very Reverend Stevan Rocknage officiating. The procession from the funeral home to the church will begin at 10:00 a.m. All memorial contributions may be made to the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 901 Hartman St., McKeesport, PA 15132. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Sept. 14, 2017
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