Anna L. Besack, Clarks Summit, formerly of Petersburg Section of Scranton, died early Friday morning in the Regional Hospital of Scranton after a long, brave battle with Alzheimer’s. She passed surrounded by the love of her children. She was the widow of Walter W. Besack who died June 30, 1997.
Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Shema Lipka and was a graduate of the Scranton Technical High School. Anna began working at Bell Telephone, where she was an operator, and upon her marriage and the beginning of her family she dedicated herself to being a stay at home mother to her children. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church Parish.
She took great pride in the family that she raised alongside her husband Walter. Anna’s happiest moments came from spending time with her family and celebrating in their successes. She carried an extra special place in her heart for all of her grandchildren and never missed the chance to brag about their accomplishments. She had an uncanny ability to warmly talk with anyone, at any time.
Surviving are her daughters Jennifer Besack of Scranton; Judith Bednarz and her husband Lucian of Clarks Summit with whom Anna resided and helped raise their three sons, who were her pride and joy; Joanne Farrell and her husband Terry of Deland, FL; a son Atty. Steven W. Besack and his wife Kelly of Glenmoore, PA; a brother Joseph Lipka of Hazleton; six grandchildren Jessica and Norah Besack, Allison Farrell and husband Ben Green, and Matthew, Samson and Gavin Bednarz.
Anna was also preceded in death by her beloved grandson Corey W. Besack and her twin brother.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton by Rev. Patrick McLaughlin, pastor.
Friends may call Wednesday morning at the church from 9am until the time of the Mass.
Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Alive Inside Foundation 237 Eldridge St., New York City 10002 or by visiting www.aliveinside.org.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton.