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Anna Dorothy Gera Shimo
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Birth: Nov. 17, 1907
Saint Clair
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 2004
Lackawanna County
Pennsylvania, USA


Anna D. Shimo June 11, 2004

Anna D. Shimo, 96, a resident of the East Mountain section for the past 71 years, died peacefully at home early Friday. She was the widow of John G. Shimo, who died Feb. 19, 1986.

Published: Monday, June 14, 2004 3:00 AM EDT

Born in St. Clair, daughter of the late John and Helen Zatkovich Gera, she grew up in Taylor. She was a founding member, and until her death the oldest living member, of Holy Name of Jesus Church, where she was also a member and past president of the Altar and Rosary Society and a former choir member. She will be well-remembered for making homemade bread for the church bake sales, and was famous for her hand-loomed carpets.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a special caregiver to her grandson, David.

Surviving are three daughters, Rita Bega and Marge Sawicki, her caregivers, both of Scranton, and Dorothy Yeager, Havelock, N.C.; three sisters, Susan Hvasta, Lady Lake, Fla.; Mary Mraz, Trenton, N.J.; and Irene Kavulich, Taylor; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Katchmar and Margaret David; a brother, John Gera; and a grandson, Jerry Bega. The funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave., with Mass at 11 in Holy Name of Jesus Church, East Elm Street and Froude Avenue.

Interment, Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call today, 5 to 8 p.m.

Copyright 2008 - The Times-Tribune


Published: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 3:00 AM EDT

SHIMO, ANNA D., East Mountain, Tuesday from the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave., with Mass in Holy Name of Jesus Church, celebrated by the Rev. Michael H. Marchetti. Pallbearers: Hal, Greg, Tom and Jonathon Sawicki; Michael and Ryan Bega; and Mark and Stephen Arcure. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.

The Scranton Times-Tribune

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Date of Burial: Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Family links: 
  John Paul Gera (1877 - 1951)
  Helen Zatkovich Gera (1885 - 1979)
  John George Shimo (1904 - 1986)*
  Anna Dorothy Gera Shimo (1907 - 2004)
  Susan Gera Hvasta (1911 - 2007)*
  John M Gera (1913 - 1986)*
  Mary Gera Mraz (1917 - 2007)*
  Helen Irene Gera Katchmar (1919 - 1999)*
  Margaret Gera David (1922 - 1996)*
  Irene Gera Kavulich (1929 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
1907 - 2004
Shimo-Bega Family Plot:
Grave 1 (1927-1981) William Stephen Bega
Grave 1 (1953-2001) William Gerard Bega
Grave 3 (1904-1986) John George Shimo
Grave 4 (1907-2004) Anna Dorothy Gera Shimo
Cathedral Cemetery
1708 Oram Street
Scranton, Lackawanna County, PA 18504
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Cathedral Cemetery
Lackawanna County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Lot: 31; Section: 25G; Block: 5; Grave No: 4
Created by: Barbara Smeton Jones
Record added: Apr 24, 2009
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Anna Dorothy <i>Gera</i> Shimo
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