Anna Pan­nulla

The Ambler Gazette - - OBITUARIES -

Anna (Ann) Rose ae Marco Pan­nulla passed away at home very peace­fully on Aug. 24, 2012.

She was the daugh­ter of the late Carmello Marco and Rosa Capizzi Marco, Ital­ian im­mi­grants from Si­cily who set­tled in the coal-min­ing re­gion of Pittston, Pa., and the widow of Francesco (Frank) John Pan­nulla, of Philadel­phia, Pa., a World War II vet­eran.

Ann will be greatly missed by her daugh­ters, Frances Roskow and An­gela Got­walt; her son­sin-law, Larry Roskow and Ray Got­walt; her six grand­chil­dren, Suzanne Em­mett, Alvin Em­mett (Mar­i­anne), Mark Em­mett, Lawrence Roskow Jr. (Melinda), Eric Got­walt (Laura) and Bryce Roskow; eight great-grand­chil­dren; one great-great grand­child; her sis­ters-in law, Yolanda Or­dine and Lena aaniels; her broth­erin law, Alexan­der ( Sam) Pan­nullo; and many cousins, neph­ews, nieces, and friends.

Ann over­came a very dif­fi­cult child­hood, los­ing her mother at age 2. In her teens, she at­tended the Sleighton School for Girls in aelaware County, Pa., where she found hap­pi­ness among young women who had en­dured sim­i­lar hard­ship. In 1937, she mar­ried Frank and be­came the ma­tri­arch of a house­hold that in­cluded Frank’s eight younger broth­ers and sis­ters, her fa­ther-in-law and soon, three daugh­ters.

Ann took pride in her home and her care for her fam­ily, which was ev­i­denced by her tire­less de­vo­tion to cook­ing, sewing and clean­ing. While rais­ing her fam­ily, Ann also worked out­side the home as a fac­tory worker.

Ann was pre­ceded in death by her lov­ing daugh­ter Marie Em­mett; her hus­band of 53 years, Frank; a brother, Cataldo Marco, and many other dearly loved fam­ily mem­bers. Ann mea­sured wealth by the min­utes and hours spent in the com­pany of her fam­ily and friends, and by that mea­sure, she was truly blessed.

Ann was a mem­ber of Holy Mar­tyrs Catholic Church in Ore­land, and a for­mer mem­ber of St. Rocco’s Church in Pittston, Holy Rosary Church and St. sin­cent’s Church in Ger­man­town. Ann was a cham­pion of her fam­ily and was con­cerned for the wel­fare of all chil­dren.

Rel­a­tives and friends are in­vited to Ann’s Mass of Chris­tian Burial Thurs­day, Aug. 30, 11:30 a.m., at Holy Mar­tyrs RC Church, Ore­land, where friends may call be­gin­ning at 10 a.m. In­ter­ment will be in Holy Sepul­chre Ceme­tery.

In lieu of flow­ers, re­mem­brances may be do­nated to the Mar­ion Bolger Pro­gram at St. aavid’s Parish, a spe­cial needs pro­gram for young adults, 316 North Eas­ton Road, Wil­low Grove, PA19090; or to St. Jude Chil­dren’s Re­search Hospi­tal, 262 aanny Thomas Place, Mem­phis, TN 38105, www.stjude. org.

Long-term Abing­tonChel­tenham res­i­dent and statewide community leader Rochelle G. Son­nen­feld died Aug. 17, 2012, at Paoli Hospi­tal, f o l l o wi n g phys­i­cal ther­apy at The Mead­ows at Shan­non­dell, a sal­ley Forge re­hab cen­ter.

A funeral ser­vice for friends and fam­ily was held Aug. 24 at Main Line Re­form Con­gre­ga­tion in Wyn­newood. Her friend si­vian Spec­tor, pres­i­dent of the League of Women sot­ers, Abing­ton, Chel­tenham, and Jenk­in­town com­mented,

”Rochelle Son­nen­feld was a good friend per­son­ally and good friend of this state. She was a very ac­tive mem­ber of the board of The League of Women Vot­ers for forty years with port­fo­lios on nat­u­ral re­sources, land use, wa­ter use, en­ergy, con­ser­va­tion, and health­care. Her re­search pa­pers’ ac­cu­racy and com­plete­ness were very im­por­tant in her writ­ing and she had a skill for in­volv­ing oth­ers in her en­thu­si­asm. She was reg­u­larly en­gaged with top of­fiCLAlV AW WRwnVhLS, CRunWy, state, and na­tional lev­els. Those of us who had the priv­i­lege of know­ing and work­ing with her will continue to be in­spired by her life and miss her in­volve­ment and pas­sion.”

Rochelle Son­nen­feld was born in a small Rus­sian vil­lage just out­side hiev in 1918. Sur­viv­ing the hor­rors of the pogroms by the Cos­sacks in Rus­sia, her fam­ily fled to the rnited States in 1922, em­i­grated through El­lis Is­land. She ar­rived on the White Star line’s ship

Rochelle Son­nen­feld

Anna Pan­nulla

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