Mrs. Mary 'Anita' Roos|
Mrs. Mary "Anita" Roos, 73, of Camp Hill, was called to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 23. She was the widow of George W. Roos.
Surviving are two sisters, Jeanette, wife of Stephen Vrablic of Lehighton, and Christine of Jim Thorpe; two sons, Jesse, and his wife, Joanne (Houseman), of Nesquehoning, and Anthony, and his wife, Jane (O'Donnell), of Jim Thorpe; three daughters, Mary, wife of Terry Boyer of Jim Thorpe, Janet, wife of James Snyder of Lehighton, and Alicia, wife of Carl Llewellyn of Camp Hill; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mary was known by her middle name (Anita) for most of her life. She volunteered for several years on the Jim Thorpe Memorial Park Commision.
- Born in East Mauch Chunk, she was a daughter of the late Ignatius J. and Antoinette E. (Cut-rone) Herman.
She worked many jobs, as a garment worker, food server, personal care aide, and others, before she retired from a job she enjoyed doing as a bank teller for the Jim Thorpe National Bank.
She faced life's challenges with faith and determination and by always doing what had to be done, because of the love that she had for her family. One of her greatest joys in life was to spend time with her children.
She was a devoted mother, supporting her children in every way that she possibly could with much humility, always putting their needs before hers.
As her children grew up and formed families, she welcomed new family members and began the special selfless love relationship with her grandchildren, just as she had done with her own children. Her grandchildren gave her great joy in her life.
We will miss our mom, nana, sister, aunt and friend. She will always be loved and never forgotten. We trust that our compassionate God will reunite us again as one family in His Kingdom to live together in eternal life.
Service: Memorial services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, Edward F. Melber Funeral Home, 524 Center St., Jim Thorpe; Funeral Mass 11 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jim Thorpe, with the Rev. Francis J. Baransky officiating. Interment, parish cemetery, Jim Thorpe. Memorial visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, and 10-10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Published in Times News on Apr. 24, 2014