Ann passed away on May 11 peacefully at home in Jefferson Hills with her family by her side. Born July 24, 1928 in Large to the late Thomas and Sophie Pavlik, she was the loving wife of over 60 years to the late John “Jack” Henderson and was also preceded in death by her siblings Margaret (Theodore) Smith, William (Aldia) Pavlik, Hilda Pavlik, Thomas (Julia) Pavlik, and George Pavlik. She is survived by her daughter Marcie (Tom) Cochran, with whom she resided; her grandchildren, who she loved, Rebecca (Eric) Della Lucia and Cindy (Jeff) Fite; her great-grandchildren who she dearly loved and enjoyed spending time with and who always kept her smiling, Olivia and Luca Della Lucia and Jeffrey Fite. She was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews and was also survived by her sister-in-law Nancy Pavlik. Ann was a member of the Clairton High School class of 1946 and spent her life in service of others. As an original member of Saint Thomas a Becket Parish, she was a CCD teacher there for over 50 years and also worked for the West Jefferson Hills School District as a crossing guard for 50 years. Aside from spending time with her family, Ann enjoyed reading, playing cards, and cooking. She also loved many family pets throughout the years, most recently their cat Sox.
Friends and family will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700) on Monday, May 15, 2023 from 4 PM to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 10 AM in Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Thomas a Becket Church, Jefferson Hills. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Ann’s family would like to thank AHN Hospice for their support and care over the past several months. Lisa, her aide, and Pam, her nurse, were both amazing. Because of them, Ann was able to spend her last days in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family. Donations can be made in Ann’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association, Chapter of Greater PA, Attn.: Donor Services, Southwestern PA office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 11, Chicago, IL 60601. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published May 13, 2023.