AnnaMae Woytas, 79, OF Scranton, passed away at home Tuesday, June 17, after a brief illness. Her husband of 53 years is Andrew
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Born in Dickson City, she was the daughter of the late Ernst Stolten (Seth, Germany) and Mary Katsala, Scranton. She was a graduate of St. Mary of the Assumption High School, class of 1951. She was the salutatorian of her graduating class, missing out as the valedictorian by one-tenth of a point, after having the highest grade point average through four years. She was a member of St. Mary's Parish until its closure. She was a member of St. Patrick's Parish. She was employed by Mercy Hospital as the secretary to the office administration. She later worked for Maxon Corp. of Old Forge as head secretary of engineering, where she met her future husband. Before retirement, she was employed by Boscov's for 20 years.
She was active in many volunteer organizations, including St. Mary's and St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen. She was a devout Catholic and a professed Third Order Franciscan (Secular), was a member of the Catholic Women's Club, where she held all offices, including president, and was a life member of the board of directors.
She was a loving and caring person, who loved people and would do anything she could to help them. She loved her family, and was staunchly pro-life. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her husband, Andrew, she is also survived by sons, Christopher, Scranton; and Jody and Mary Kay and their daughter, Kira, Huntington Beach, Calif.; a brother, Ernest Stolten and family, Scranton; a sister, Mary Catherine Leo and family, Scranton; and brother, Frank Stolten and family, Orangevale, Calif.; and other nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Cremation took place at Lake Region Crematory. A funeral Mass and committal will take place Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 10:30 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Inurnment, private, St. Mary of the Assumption Cemetery.
Family and friends are invited to greet the family at St. Patrick's Church from 9:30 to 10:30 before the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509, or St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503, or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Suite 204, 1541 Alta Drive, Whitehall, PA 18052.
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Published in Scranton Times on June 29, 2014