Anna (Lemak) Warhola of West Homestead on Saturday Nov 12, 2016.
Anna Warhola was a unique individual who accomplished much in her rich life of 92 years. Born in Jamestown, New York in 1924 to the late George and Ann Lemak, she was the first of six children who were born in Pittsburgh in the Greenfield area. Being the oldest child, she had the most responsibility to take care of all of her siblings and at the same time start work outside of the house to help pay expenses. It was the Great Depression so cleaning houses for a dollar was good solid work.
Soon she found herself cooking at Stouffers until an oven blew off her eyebrows, then she became one of the first women trolley operators until she got tired of trying to lean late-night drunkards at their trolley stops.
One night she and a friend walking on Swineburne Street in South Oakland got a special escort from a neighborhood man, Paul Warhola. The rest is history, she had seven wonderful children – Paul, Eve, Mary Lou, George, James, Madalen, and Martin. She was a very loving wife and mother. She and her late husband, Paul have 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Sister of John and Paul Lemak. She lived a full life that is very inspiring to all whom she touched.
Friends on Thursday, Nov 17th in Wm Skovranko Memorial Home, Richford at Commonwealth Ave, Duquesne, 15110 from 2-8 p.m. Divine Liturgy 10 A.M. Friday, Nov 18, 2016 in St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Munhall.
Arrangements by Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home, Pittsburgh.
Originally published November 15, 2016.