Anna "Annie" Marie Wolfe

March 17, 2024

Anna "Annie" Wolfe Obituary

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Anna “Annie” Marie Wolfe, née Mushala, of Union Dale. She passed at the age of 74 on Sunday, March 17th, with loved ones comforting her as God called home an angel. She is survived by her husband, William “Billy” Wolfe, Jr. and they would have shared 49 years of marriage this July.

Annie was the loving mother of Jennifer and son-in-law, Mark Vallone of Vestal, NY; Laura Wolfe of Vandling; Billy Wolfe of Carbondale; and James “Jimmy” Wolfe of Bethlehem. In addition, she is survived by her sisters, Mary Mushala of Thompson and Helen Mushala of Mayfield, and brother, Peter Mushala of Albuquerque, NM; her brothers- and sisters-in-law, Ronald Wolfe & Pat Peltz, Francis & Margaret Wolfe, and Peggy Mushala as well as her grandchildren, Justin (and girlfriend, Skyla), Joey, Frannie, and Tommy, a godson, Peter Mushala, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Anna was predeceased by her parents, Basil and Anna (née Seman) Mushala, Father-in-law, William H. Wolfe, Sr, Mother-in-law, Anna Wolfe (née Evanishyn) her brother Basil, twin brother John (passed at 4 ½ months), brother Adam (passed in infancy), and nephew, Daniel Rippon.

Annie was a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend with many talents. She loved to cook and share her love of food with others. Her homemade pierogies, halupki, popovers, ginger snap cookies, and “lumpy” noodles, were loved by family and close friends. At the Union Dale Picnic, her chocolate peanut butter pies were always a hit. Annie loved to sew and made her own clothing as a young woman. She loved to share stories and pictures from her trip to Iceland and other places and brought a smile to all those she met. Annie loved her home area and was excited when a national story or celebrity had connections to the area.

As a proud member of her community, Annie was a treasurer for the Forest City Rotary Club and auditor for Union Dale Borough. She also proudly shared information about her father’s time in the coal mines with the Forest City Historical Society. She was a faithful member of St. John the Baptist’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Forest City.

A graduate of Susquehanna Community and the Ridley-Lowell School of Business, she had a successful career in banking from her first job as a teller at First & Farmers National Bank, then Liberty Bank to Community Bank & Trust, and finally retiring with First National Bank as a Customer Service Representative. Annie was also a member of a local book club in Forest City and a regular at Arlo’s trivia. For Annie, these were never about the books or the trivia, but about spending time with her friends.

As a mother, Mom was a maker of costumes and dresses, a healer of wounds, a shoulder to cry on, and a baker of sweets. Mom lovingly prepared Sunday dinners, leaving an aroma of rich flavors lingering throughout the house. Mom was always happy to share a recipe or an article from a magazine aligning with her kids’ interests. She sent her kids cards on holidays and always had leftovers to take home after visiting, or she and Dad would personally deliver food and baked goods.

As a grandmother, Grammie loved attending her grandchildren’s cross-country, swimming, karate, scouting, band, and other events. She always had a place for her grandkids to spend a night or a weekend, along with special treats, like homemade pogash, “Tastykake” Krimpets, and toys or games to play. Grammie loved meeting up with her grandkids at Salt Springs and the Harford Fair or taking them to places like Little Niagara and Gibbons Memorial Park in Honesdale.

Lastly, as a wife, her love and devotion to Billy is endless and undying.

The family would like to thank all of the staff and Dr. Matthews at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center ICU,  Emergency Services at Geisinger Medical Center, Scranton and Union Dale Fire Company for their compassionate care of Annie.

The funeral will be Friday March 22nd, from the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street, Forest City, with funeral services at 10 am in St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Susquehanna Street, Forest City.  Interment, St. John’s Cemetery, Forest City.  Friends may call Thursday from 3 to 7 pm.  Parastas services will be held at 4 pm.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you share kindness with others. Whether it’s a simple smile or a nice conversation with a stranger, spread kindness as Annie would.

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March 21, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jones & Brennan Funeral Home
430 Main Street
Forest City, PA 18421

March 21, 2024

4:00 PM
Jones & Brennan Funeral Home
430 Main Street
Forest City, PA 18421

Funeral Service
March 22, 2024

10:00 AM
St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church
306 Susquehanna Street
Forest City, PA 1842

March 22, 2024

St. John's Cemetery, Forest City
1000 Dundaff Street
Forest City, PA 18421


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