1920 - 2021
Anne Stefanick, 101, entered into eternal rest Sunday, September 19, 2021 at her daughter and son-in-law’s residence in Savannah, Georgia. She was a lifelong resident of Nesquehoning until she moved to Kennebunk, Maine in 2018 and then to Savannah, Georgia in 2021. She was married to her beloved husband, Frank J. Stefanick, for 39 years until his passing on June 21, 1982. Born in Nesquehoning, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Priscilla (Paslawsky) Melnick. After graduating from Nesquehoning High School in 1939, she worked to support the war efforts during World War II. After her marriage, she was a homemaker for most of her life until going to work for Brights Department Store in Lansford and then Lehighton. She was an active member of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, donating her time helping with food sales and all other needs of the church. She enjoyed playing rummy, listening to music, and dancing the polkas. She was a loyal friend with the gift of humor, a beautiful smile, genuine kindness, and a true love of God, family and life. No matter where she went or what she did, she always made a new friend. Anne was well known for her huge heart and breathtaking hugs that will be deeply missed by all who ever received one. Just when you thought the hug was over, you would always hear her say “Wait, I’m not done yet!”
Surviving are a daughter Cheryl Walters and her husband Richard of Savannah, GA, a son Frank Stefanick and his wife Anna Marie of Bluffton, SC; grandson Frank Stefanick, his wife Linda, and their children Garrett and Abby of Summerfield, NC, granddaughter Jodi Stefanick of Beaufort, SC, and granddaughter Natalie Perlman and her husband Daniel of Newport, RI.
A Funeral Service will be held September 30, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. in St. John Russian Orthodox Church, 9 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning with Rev. Robert Teklinski officiating. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery, Nesquehoning. Call Thursday morning 10-11:00 A.M. in the church. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. John Russian Orthodox Church general fund or to a charity of your choice, remembering that it is more blessed to give than to receive. The Joseph S. Blazosky Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Online condolences at
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St. John Russian Orthodox Church
9 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning PA 18240