Anna Elizabeth Severski
Anna Elizabeth Severski
  • July 8, 1933 - August 12, 2017
  • North Ridgeville, Ohio

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Anna Elizabeth Smerecky Severski residing in North Ridgeville, Ohio with her daughter and son-in-law, passed away at age of 84 on August 12, 2017. Preceeding her in death was her husband Thomas A. Severski; parents Mary and Jack Smerecky; in-laws Helen, Adam Sieverski and Joseph Gazdziak; brothers in-law and sister in-law Danny and Mary Jane Sieverski, and Richard Mack. Anna is survived by her 3 Children, 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. Monica and Mike Duffy (North Ridgeville, OH) their children and grandchildren: Lisa Duffy and Seamus Conlan, Quinn and Wyatt (Crofton, MD); Kelly Duffy, Aliyah and Gabe (Parma, OH). Thomas and Debbie Severski (Katy, TX) their children and grandchildren: Brian and Tanya Severski, Aaron and Caroline (Carrollton, TX); Lauren Douglass (Katy, TX). Pamela and Joe Rhea (Wilmington, DE) their children: Jessica Rhea (Alexandria, VA); Adam Rhea (South Gardiner, ME); and Rachel Rhea (Wilmington, DE). She is also survived by her siblings: Mary Mack (Zion, IL); John and Frannie Smerecky (Crystal Lake, IL); Francis and Lorrain Smerecky (GA); and brother in law, Joe Sieverski (Hazleton, PA), and numerous nieces and nephews. Anna was born in Harleigh, PA and grew up there and in Hazelton, PA. She was strong willed and responsible. Outside of watching her brothers while her parents worked, she also worked to help the family (In the kitchen at St. Joseph Hospital, filling in at her father's gas station, and the silk mill to name a few). Later Anna moved to Chicago, Illinois and worked for the Motorola Company. She married her husband there and became an Army/Air Force wife. They relocated every 1-3 years including to Japan and Alaska before it was a state. Anna was dedicated to her husband and children with the deepest of love and commitment. They retired in Dayton, OH. After her husband died, Anna received her GED and attended Sinclair Community College. Wanting to stay active, she worked in the VA Hospital for a short time. Anna was a hard worker; she helped others who were afraid and suffering whenever possible. She was artistic, creative, and talented, and enjoyed sewing, crafts, designing, sea shells, gardening and warm sunny weather. Anna was full of pride and joy when others would stop to ask her about the beautiful tree peonies and her manicured shrubs in her front yard. She was very patient and went through great effort to find her peace. A visitation will be held at Tobias Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. Beavercreek, Ohio 45432 on Friday, August 18th from 6-8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 5100 Burkhardt Rd. Riverside, Ohio 45431 at 10 am. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Dayton, OH.