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