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Anna Kosmach

February 19, 1923 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old

Anna Kosmach Obituary

     Miss Anna Kosmach, formerly of Chestnut Street in the Fox Hill section of Plains Township, fell asleep in the Lord Friday, the afternoon of January 12th, in the Highland Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Exeter, following a recent illness.

      Born on Monday, February 19, 1923 in Wilkes-Barre, she was one of six children to the late Andrew and Anna (Wasickanin) Kosmach.  Educated in the Plains schools, she was a graduate of the former Plains High School.

     She worked for many years in the area's former garment industry as a seamstress until her retirement when she was seventy-two.

     At the focal point of her life, Miss Kosmach was a very active member of Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, North Wilkes-Barre.  For many years she participated in assisting the ladies' groups make delicious ethnic foods for various parish functions; would meticulously cut the Mirovanije Bread for Divine Liturgies and previously assisted with housekeeping the clergy residence. 

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Kosmach and by brothers George, John, Andy and Joseph Kosmach and more recently by a nephew, Robert Kosmach.

     Left to cherish the wonderful memories they keep of their aunt,  are nephews of whom she raised as a young lady, including Andy Kosmach and his wife Elsie of Plains and Joseph Kosmach, along with his wife Theresa of Mountain Top; Nieces, Elaine Victor of Florida and Elaine Kosmach of Swoyersville;  Numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, fellow parishioners and dear friends.

     Funeral services for Miss Kosmach will be conducted on Monday, January 15th having the Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, 695 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre.  The Very Reverend Michael Kerestes, pastor, will serve as celebrant and homilist and Professor Raymond Mastroberte will serve as cantor.

     Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in the family lot of the parish cemetery, Lake Street, Dallas.

     Relatives and friends are invited to join Anna's family directly at church for visitation and shared remembrances from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Liturgy.

     In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions may be made in Miss Kosmach's memory to her beloved church, St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, 695 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705.

     The John V. Morris Family Funeral Home Inc. of Wilkes-Barre is honored to care for Miss Kosmach and her family at this time.  May her memory be eternal in Our Lord! Vicnaja Pamjat!

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Gathering of Family and Friends
January 15, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Church
695 North Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705

Divine Liturgy
January 15, 2024

11:00 AM
Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Church
695 North Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705

January 15, 2024

12:30 PM
Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Cemetery (Lake Street, Dallas)


Saint Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church
695 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre PA 18705
Tel: 1-570-822-6028


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