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Friday, January 27, 2012

Veronica M. Anderson, of Chestnut St., Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY- Veronica M. Anderson, of Chestnut St. passed away Friday (Jan. 27, 2012) in the Bradford Nursing Pavilion.

Born October 1, 1918, in Blossburg, PA, she was a daughter of Stanley and Margaret Plocinski Pawlak. On July 14, 1945, in Blossburg, PA, she married J. Gordon Anderson, who died May 10, 2005.

Mrs. Anderson was a resident of the area for over 46 years coming from Blossburg, PA.

She was a graduate of Blossburg High School, Class 1936.

She had been employed as a receptionist with the former Blossburg State Hospital and as a teacher’s aide with the Port Allegany School District, Arnold Ave. Elementary School, for several years, retiring in 1981.

She was a member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, Port Allegany, and Catholic Women. She was also a member of the Republican Women, Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 460 of Port Allegany, and former member of the Smethport Country Club and its Couples League. She was an avid bridge player and was a member of several local clubs. She also enjoyed reading and golfing.

Surviving is a daughter, Ruth M. (Thomas) Calkins of Bradford; a grandson, Tyler John Calkins of State College, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, J. Gordon, two brothers, Walter Pawlak and Ray Pawlak; and two sisters, Catherine Manikowski and Helen Boyce.

A private visitation will be held in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (Jan. 30, 2012) in St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, with Rev. James Campbell as celebrant. Burial will be in Arnot Cemetery, Blossburg.

Memorials can be made to the St. Gabriel’s Church Memorial Fund or the Port Area Ambulance Service.


Deb said...

Tootsie, a very gracious lady a will be misssed very much!

Jo Ann said...

Veronica was a very sweet lady. May she rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

tootsie we where blessed to know you you are still one classie tootsie we will miss you very much
and i will always love you god bless you

Christie said...

we will miss you neighbor! it will be sad not to see you sittin on your porch next summer across the street! we love you

Tina said...

May God Bless you Veronica! You will be deeply missed by all. You was a very sweet lady!

Sweet Pea said...

Debbie, you gave Veronica the best care ever, you were really wonderful to her I commend you for your wonderful work ethic & the compassion you had for Veronica! She was my best friend & I loved her dearly & I just wanted to thank you for giving her such wonderful care & I love you too! Sweet Pea

Debbie Shepard said...

It was an honor to know you Tootsie! You were a very gracious lady & it was a joy & pleasure to care for you also! I miss you alot but I know that you are with Jesus now & your loved ones that were already there. Your little buddy Ang misses you too & one day we will be there with ya, We love & miss you Toots!