Anne Silvia Swader, age 88, resident of Edinboro Manor in Edinboro for the past three years died there on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 following an extended illness. Formerly of Sewickley, PA, she had been under the care of her daughter, Susan Scarpitti of Edinboro. Born on May 2, 1921 in Detroit, MI, Anne was a daughter of the late John Gumola and Susan Quachek Gumola. On May 6, 1950 she married George Swader and he preceded her in death on September 22, 1998.
Swader, Anne SilviaA homemaker, Anne enjoyed flower gardening and was known for her baking. She cared deeply for her family, particularly her grandchildren -Cara Scarpitti Buis and her husband, Peter Buis of Houston, TX and Mark Scarpitti of Edinboro. Other surviving family members in addition to her daughter – Susan Scarpitti and her husband, Jim of Edinboro; is a sister – Victoria Fritsch of Madison, PA; a sister-in-law -Alma Gumola of Chicago, IL and many nieces and nephews. Anne was preceded in death by five brothers.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Edinboro on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8. Funeral services will be held there at 8:00 p.m. with Reverend Tom Shelow associate pastor of McLane Church in Edinboro officiating. Interment will take place in Sewickley Cemetery, Sewickley, PA on Saturday morning. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater PA; 1128 State Street, Erie, PA 16501 or to the American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th Street, Erie, PA 16508.