|Death: ||Apr. 15, 2009|
Lake View Terrace
Los Angeles County
Mary Ann Burnakis (80) died at her home on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 after a long illness. Her husband, Frank, died in 2002. She resided at 11830 Pierce Street in the Lake View Terrace district of Los Angeles, California at the time of her death.
Born and raised in Scranton, PA, she and her husband lived in the Philadelphia area for several years before moving to southern California in the mid 1950's. She was employed as an executive secretary for many years at Lockheed Corporation. She and her husband Frank traveled to many interesting places over the years, including Hawaii, Germany, and the Holy Land.
Mary Ann was the youngest of seven children born to Walter Kester and Mary Schneider Kester.
She is survived by two brothers - Gerard Kester and John Kester, both of Scranton. A sister, Dorothy Beresovoy, resides in Turlock, CA. Preceding her in death were a brother, Francis Kester, and two sisters, Theresa Beresovoy and Catherine Negra. Additionally, she is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Mary Ann lived her life as a servant for her Master and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a long-time member of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, and she had been very active in her church's "Grace to You" ministry. She taught Sunday School for many years at Grace Church, and she was also a Bible study leader and served as chairman of the Forest Home Women's Auxiliary, Chapter 29.
She enjoyed many good times with her neighborhood group, the Lake View Tearers. Other ministries that were dear to her included the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles, Campus Crusade for Christ, and the Master's Seminary in Los Angeles.
There will be no viewing or calling hours, but a Memorial Service will be held at Grace Community Church in the Chapel on April 28, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
Interment will be at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on 4/26/2009.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles County
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Apr 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36403613
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