Toni-Renee Anderson, Esquire

December 23, 2021

Visitation: Thursday, December 30, 2021, 2-4, 6-8 pm; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry

Service: Friday, December 31, 2021, 10 am; St. Kilian Church


Toni-Renee Anderson, Esquire

It is with great sadness that the family of Toni-Renee “TR” (Putt) Anderson announces the passing of their beloved, beautiful wife, mother, grandmother and daughter. She was taken from us far too soon and no words can express the crushing loss we feel. The world lost a wonderful woman – an absolute light.

Toni is known as TR to some, as Mom or NonNon to family, and as friend to all. The first female Assistant District Attorney for Cambria County, where she pioneered the use of in camera testimony for the child victims she so adamantly protected; Solicitor for numerous municipalities and authorities, where she served outstandingly for more than twenty years; Court Administrator, Unemployment Compensation Referee, Adjunct Instructor of Legal Studies at Mt. Aloysius College, Social Security Appeals Attorney, Orphan’s Court Hearing Master, judicial law clerk, Chairman of the County’s Planning Commission and the County Bar Association’s Arbitration Panels and Disciplinary Board; active member of the County’s Bar Association and former officer of the Young Lawyers Division, where she took a group of attorneys to be sworn in by the United States Supreme Court (and was admitted herself). Enthusiastic member of the County’s Historical Society and a Book Reviewer for Johnstown Magazine.

Her life was filled with accomplishments – and trials – most cannot imagine. She considered her greatest achievement and ultimate purpose to be raising and growing her adoring family. A constant source of love, happiness, devotion, wisdom, support, fun and encouragement, her commitment to others was unmatched. Never missing a concert, practice, game, recital or even a moment, she was an actual Angel on Earth.

She married the love of her life, Mark E. Anderson on August 2, 1986 – the pair were soulmates. Together, they raised their “darling girl,” Stephenie, and beloved cat, Orly (among other pets), and, more recently, enjoyed daily visits with their darling grandson, Teddy (and, of course, their much-loved son-in-law, John). Toni had many hobbies, and was good at all of them, especially art and water pastels. She was her daughter’s closest confidant, providing wise advice and counsel in all parts of life, tackling challenges head-on. A lover (and undefeated winner) of Pictionary in Anderson women v. Anderson men games, an avid reader, pianist and guitarist, world-traveler, movie aficionado, and unapologetic fan of Indiana Jones, Man from Uncle, the Matrix, My Cousin Vinny, the Blind Side, Sweet Home Alabama, and Legally Blonde. She loved being “sisters” with her daughter in the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority.

Born in Johnstown, PA and raised in Hastings and Ebensburg, PA, Toni is the daughter of Rita (Bellavia) Hnatkovich and the late Stephen Hnatkovich. She is a graduate of Bishop Carroll High School, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Pittsburgh Law School. She is survived by her loving husband, Mark Edward Anderson, her daughter, Stephenie Grace Anderson Scialabba, son-in-law, John Carlton Scialabba, grandson, Theodore Stephen Scialabba, mother, Rita Mae Hnatkovich, and many, many brothers- and sisters-in-law, cousins, and nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Stephen Hnatkovich, in-laws, John and Evelyn Anderson, her brother-in-law Michael Anderson and cousin, Eric Glass.

She was loved whole-heartedly, her daughter’s best friend, her husband’s soulmate, grandson’s favorite, son-in-law’s biggest fan, mother’s pride and joy, and she will be dearly missed.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday from 2-4, 6-8 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10 am at St. Kilian Church, with Rev. Charles Bober officiating.

Donations may be made in her name to the Butler County Humane Society in lieu of flowers. The family asks that all in attendance please wear masks.

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  • Karen Koytek

    Dear Mark, Stephenie, Rita, John and Teddy. I was so shocked to see that my friend and colleague “TR” had passed away. We worked together at the Social Security Appeals office and she was always a sweet and dear friend whose family was evidently everything to her! I, along with many, am very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and my deepest sympathy to all of you!

  • Mary Mastrine

    Dear Mark, Stephenie, Rita, and Family,

    We were so shocked and saddened to learn of Toni’s passing. She was such a remarkable woman, which her obituary stated. Our deepest sympathy! You are in our thought and prayers!

    Mary, Ray, and Mark Mastrine

  • Terry Whalen

    My deepest of sympathy. Prayers and thoughts to you and your family. May the angels lead you to paradise. Go home now faithful servant. Your journey run.

  • June Anderson

    We California Anderson clan are very sad these days that we all lost such a delightful loved One.
    Life must go on but we are grateful for the HAPPY TIMES together.
    Please know that we are thinking of you. Mark. Stephenie, John and little
    Teddy.
    We know how proud you are
    that you could share Toni’s accomplishments and Contributions
    to so many. She will never be forgotten.

  • Kevin and Cindy McElhaney

    Mark and family. Our hearts go out to you. Our deepest condolences. May God bless you and watch over you. Peace be with you.

  • Marie & Steve Jarabak

    Mark, Stephenie and Family, Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of a wonderful woman that I had the pleasure of working with. She was an amazing woman that I was happy to know. May she rest in heavenly peace.

  • Louann Rodgers Hoffman

    Mark, Stephanie, and family,
    My deepest sympathy . Love and prayers!

  • Dave Callen & Marge Haluska

    My heartfelt friend, my trusted attorney, my source, I am so glad that you became a grandma before leaving, and saw SG established, settled and on the way to a fulfilling life. I’m sorry I couldn’t have visited with you one more time, and hope to see you again. Mark, Marge and I mourn with you and pray for your consolation. SG, and John, we wish you love and comfort.

  • Daphne Deiner

    John & Stephenie, I cannot even begin to express my sympathy to you and your family! I know she was a real inspiration and light to all who met her! I am praying strength for you and your family during this very difficult time. Love, Daphne

  • Cindy (Yingling) Westrick

    Mark, Stephenie, John, Teddy & Rita — you know my heart goes out to you. TR was all that was written about her, but mostly for me, she was & will always be a treasured friend of my heart!! May God wrap His loving arms around you now & in the days ahead. Love you all!!

 

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