anna podeszwa
Anna Marie Podeszwa, 91, of Weirton, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at The Inn at Wyngate. Born August 3, 1916 in Barberton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Bodnar Rujak. Anna was also preceded in death by her husband Ignatius E. Podeszwa; an infant child; brothers Steve, Paul, John, Mike and Albert Rujak and sister Mary Agnes Rujak. Anna retired from Weirton Steel where she worked in the Executive Dining Room. She was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters, WSX 25-Year Club, Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary. She was the Historian for Three Score Seniors. Anna loved working in her flower garden, doing arts and crafts, and traveling. Anna is survived by her son Eugene R. Podeszwa and his wife Carol of Hedgesville, WV; daughter Donna A. Backel and her husband Robert of Gautier, MS; brother Andy Rujak and his wife Mary Ann of Weirton; sister Margaret Rojak of Weirton, and her 7 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren who were the love of her life. Friends will be received Friday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Saturday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. Entombment will be in St. Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul School, 140 Walnut Street, Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes and memories at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Dear Donna & Family: So very sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. She was a lovely lady who made everyone feel comfortable in her home. I remember Donna & Gene teasing her….. she was such a good sport. I recall her accompaning Donna to dance lessons on Saturday via bus. She was a loving mother and a very nice person. Annetta

  2. Please know of my heartfelt prayers and deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. I always enjoyed talking with her back in the early 90’s when I was stationed at St. Paul’s. I’m sure God has a special place for her in Heaven!

  3. Donna, Gene, and Families: So sorry to hear of Aunt Ann’s passing. Donna – I couldn’t believe when Mom called and informed us of Aunt Ann’s passing. I am so grateful that we made the decision to go to Chad’s graduation party. We enjoyed the time spent with Aunt Ann, you and Bob. I will always cherish that fun time. God Bless! Ted & Marie (Ciripompa)Chute

  4. Donna & Gene: Our prayers are with you. Ann was a wonderful sister-in-law. It was good seeing her in July. We spoke of past times and caught up with everything that has been going on in our lives and the lives of our families. We really enjoyed that. God Bless You and Your Families. Love, Uncle Herman and Aunt Ceil

  5. Donna, Gene and families; Myself and Deb want to pass along our condolences on the passing of your Mother. She was such a great neighbor and friend to us. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

  6. Dear Donna and Gene, our prayers and thoughts are with you .. May your mother be Blessed in Heaven with eternal life..Love , Jeff & Jane Ticich

  7. Aunt Donna and family, We were saddened to hear the news about the death of your mother,Our thoughts are with you and your loved ones during this difficult time of loss.

  8. Dear Donna,Gene,&Families, With sadness we send this message to you over the passing of your Mom. We feel your loss. What a great person! Many fond memories of her. Love, Gerry & Mickey

  9. To Anna’s Family: We are very sorry to learn of Anna’s passing.She was a very nice lady, a longtime client and visitor to our office over many many years. Anna was always so vibrant – we will miss her dearly. Joyce, Linda, Lianna, Donna, Lisa- Staff of AAA Weirton

  10. Dear Donna & Family, We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We remember many good times through the years and especially her warm smile. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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