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1963 Ann 2024

Ann Frances Michalski

November 27, 1963 — January 31, 2024

Ann Frances Michalski

After a lifetime of travel, adventures, laughter and love, Ann began her next great adventure on January 31, 2024. When diagnosed with an incurable cancer she was, of course, determined to beat the odds and enjoy life to its fullest. There were new restaurants to visit and old favorites to try again. Travel was a must, with trips to New York City, Cleveland, Lake Erie, Guilford Lake, Bedford Springs, Iceland, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, Wilmington, an Erie bar tour, and finally a trip to her beloved island of Anguilla. Lots of parties (Cinco de Derby!) lunches and dinners with friends and family all along the way.

She will be sorely missed by her brothers and sisters including Jack, Dennis, Terri, Maggie, Richard, David, Paul, Betty, Marc, Di, Lynne, and Tom. There are also so many additional uncles, aunts and cousins who always supported her and brought her great happiness, especially Uncle Lenny. She will be joining her father Edward “Mike,” Mothers Theresa and Jean, her Babusia,and her Ciocias Josephine, Mary, Sister Leonette and Gloria as well as her sisters Cindy, Cindy and Joan, nephew Jon Raymond, niece Melissa and cousins Agnes and Marie. (She will be joining Mrs. O’s running Pinochle game.)

Ciocia Ann always enjoyed spending time with (and spoiling) her many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews including nieces Tera, Lauren, Megan, Becka, Katie, Shari, Malia, Angel, Mandy, Stefanie, Dana, Jayme, Susan and Britnie; nephews Treye, Steve, Stephen, Jonathan, CR, Dan, Clinton, Paul, Jimmy, Ray, Mike, Scott and Ethan; great nephews Quentin, Nate, Andy, Cody, Tinty, Paulie, Jullian and Barry; great nieces, Mara, Madison, Morgan, Ginny, Ava, Hannah, Elise, Celeste, Chiara, Nikki, Alysia and Shannon. And most recently welcoming her great-great Nephew, Atlas!

Ann will be missed by her many friends, too many to mention here. But, especially by Kay - her friend for 45 years - as well as Leslie, John, Susan, Tina, Annie, Maryann, Paul, Steve, Anne, Lisa, Ardith, Rita, Kim, Debbie, Coleman and Jenna. And will be joining her “third brother” Tim for more silliness.

She loved her fur babies Chip, Max, Bonnnie, Lucy, Spud, Cuba and Gypsy. And Alex and the Dresser Gang. Since all dogs go to heaven…

Ann has had an outpouring of love and memories from those who knew her at Penn State, Baker, Ansaldo, Fay, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of Beaver County and the Cranberry Township Pickleball Association.

Ann will be most missed by her husband of 35 years, Luke. The day they celebrated even more than their wedding day was the day they became a couple, which was 40 years ago on January 30th.

One of Ann’s great joys was updating her photo wall with pictures of friends and everyone in her family and sending cards to celebrate everyone’s birthday. Ann was both a cherished aunt and a wonderful mentor, helping coach many of her nieces and nephews through resumes, job interviews, and big life changes. She was so generous and loved fun activities like hosting themed parties with games and contests, gardening, cooking and baking (Turtle Cake!), enjoying unique dining and wine experiences, spending time with her “favorites,” playing pickleball, playing board games, dressing up in silly costumes for the great nieces and nephews, dancing to the Snoopy dance at Christmas, watching football games (We Are…Penn State) and tennis matches, and having both silly and meaningful conversations.

Ann had a gathering of close friends around just prior to passing and went peacefully with Luke and Kay by her side. Please, no flowers, plants, etc. Ann abhorred the idea of spending money on flowers, trinkets and other short-lived memorials. In lieu of this, please make a gift to one of the following organizations that meant so much to Ann:

Beaver County Humane Society:

Memorial Sloan Kettering (NYC) Cancer Research:

412 Food Rescue:

Phipps Conservatory:

Service arrangements were handled by Campbell’s Chippewa Funeral Home, Inc., 2618 Darlington Road, Chippewa Twp., PA 15010 (Randy R. Wheeler, supervisor, 724-843-2500).

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