Anna Mar Schnorr
1927 - 2021

Anna Mar Schnorr, 93, a lifelong resident of Hazleton, passed away Jan. 11 at Kadima Rehabilitation and Nursing at Campbelltown after a lengthy stay.

She was the daughter of Clarence and Eva (Kimmel) Strohl.

She was born Sept. 5, 1927, and was the last survivor of her sisters, Virginia, Norma, Caroline and Elaine. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John A. "Nook" Schnorr, to whom she was married 35 years; and her cat, Purrky, of 19 years. 

Surviving are her son, Mark Schnorr; grandchildren, David Schnorr and Bethel Schnorr Gilmore; and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are nieces, Noreen D'Angelo and family; Leeann McDonald and family; and Melissa Budgeon and family; and nephews, Robert Reisenweaver and family; Dr. Matthew R.T. Hall and family; and David and Michael Welliver. 

She was a great lover of reading, cats, soap operas and sports, especially Penn State football. She was a member of Faith United Church of Christ for many years after Grace UCC merged. She sang in both choirs combined for more than 50 years. 

She was a 1944 graduate of Hazleton High School, later working at Autolite/Prestolite and Dorr Oliver. After a maternity break, she became library teacher at A.D. Thomas Elementary School. After that, she was executive assistant to the director of elementary education for the Hazleton Area School District before retirement in 1990.

Funeral arrangements will be held privately.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, West Hazleton.

Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Published by Standard-Speaker on Jan. 18, 2021.
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Deepest condolences to you, Mark, and to all the family. I was blessed to have Anna Mar assisting me in my kindergarten classes at AD Thomas for several years beginning 1975. She was THE BEST help to me, especially since I had over 60 children between the two classes in my first year! I will never forget her sweet kindness and patience; I know I became a better teacher because of her. I have thought of her often during my public school career. I know you were one of the joys of her life; certainly her grandchildren were as well.
My mother, June Evangelista, joins me in sending condolences as she is now a resident of The Laurels. Unfortunately, with COVID restrictions (along with her limited vision) she is no longer able to attend services.
Nancy Evangelista Duffer
February 8, 2021