Ann Sluk Rusnak, 88, formerly of Taylor, died Monday at Country Meadows of York. Her husband, Andrew, died May 18, 2005.
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Born in Taylor on Nov. 19, 1924, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Elechko Sluk, and was a 1942 graduate of Taylor High School. For several years, Ann worked for Riverside High School in its cafeteria, but mostly, she devoted her life to taking care of her family. She was a faithful parishioner of St. George's Orthodox Church, always there to lend a helping hand at the numerous church functions and was a member of the altar society.
Ann loved her family and her church. Her home and garden were particular favorites on which she lavished countless hours of planning, decorating and planting.
Ann's family would like to thank the entire staff at the Trolley Road Campus of Country Meadows of York, the nurses from Country Meadows at Home and the staff from Heartland Hospice Care for their kind and compassionate care.
Surviving are two children, Ann Helene Kufta and husband, Gerald, York; and Andrew Rusnak and wife, Gail, Ambler; four grandchildren, Jared and wife, Christine Kufta; Jason and wife, Heather Kufta; and Abagail and Daniel Rusnak; four great-grandchildren, Julia, John, Emma and Owen Kufta; two sisters, Margaret Husosky, Old Forge; and Mary Adamiak, Taylor; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, John, Peter and an infant brother, Michael.
The funeral will be Friday at 8:45 a.m. from the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor, followed by services at 9:30 in St. George's Orthodox Church, 743 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, to be celebrated by the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Mark Leasure. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday, 4 to 7. Parastas services will be at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. George's Orthodox Church, 743 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.
Visit www.semiancares.com to share memories or extend condolences.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 26, 2012