Sister Anne Kremenik

April 22, 2024 - November 16, 2012

A Sister of Charity of Nazareth, (formerly known as Sister Loyola, VSC), died peacefully at the Vincentian Home on November 16, 2012. She was born in Blairsville, PA and was a member of Saints Simon and Jude Parish. At age 15 she entered the community of the Vincentian Sisters of Charity. Throughout the next 75 years she faithfully and joyfully served God and others In the dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg, PA. Sister Anne earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education, specializing .in Library Science, from Duquesne University and a Master of Arts in English from Notre Dame University. She was an avid reader and a published writer. For 31 years Sister taught in both elementary and secondary schools. She served in congregational ministry as Major Superior (eight years), as a Council Member (four years) and as Director of Retirement (23 years). Sister had a special interest in Slovak people, customs, traditions, and history. For 18 years she cherished her role as the publicity officer of the Executive Board of the Slovak Catholic Federation and editor of that organization’s annual, the Good Shepherd. Following a stroke in 2006, Sister Anne spent the remainder of her life at Vincentian Home. Despite her expressive aphasia, she continued to make personal decisions, had a keen sense of humor, was concerned about her religious community, and demonstrated compassion to those who suffered. With great humility she exemplified the poet Milton’s words that “they also serve who only stand and wait”. Sister considered her work with the “senior sisters” as the most satisfying and felt she was blessed by their richness and wisdom. Sister Anne will fondly be remembered for her love of the “Dunbar House” in the mountain area of Dunbar, PA. It was in that beautiful setting of forest and stillness that she conducted many retreats for sisters. She will also be remembered for the impact she had in the spiritual development and prayer life of the community as well as for the difference she made in the lives of so many individuals by word and example. Sister Anne was pre-deceased by her parents, Cecilia and Joseph Kremenik; by a sister, Mary; and by brothers, Joseph, John, and Steve. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Jan Kremenik; by nieces and nephews, by all the sisters of her Religious Congregation and by countless friends. viewing at St. Louise Convent Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, 2-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial St. Louise Convent Chapel, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Office of Congregational Advancement, PO Box 9, Nazareth, KY 40048-0009.

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