Matushka Anna Voytilla fell asleep in the Lord peacefully at her home here on Wednesday, June 1, 2011—her 73rd birthday.
Born in Centralia, PA, the eldest daughter of Helen and the late Nicholas Timpko, “Mother Anna,” as she was affectionately known, was married to the late Archpriest John J. Voytilla for over 50 years. She ministered alongside her husband with joy and grace, a faithful servant of the Church. She truly loved her role as Matushka. She loved to talk on the phone with her family and her friend Angie, and she truly enjoyed the companionship of the many visitors and friends who came to see her, especially her new friends at the Heritage Village apartments where she lived. She also loved travelling and visiting with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her mother, Helen; brothers Archpriest Nicholas Timpko (Anastasia), Priest Frank Timpko (Janet), and Charlie (Patricia); two sisters, Helen Mehalshick (Andrew) and Mary Suda (Archpriest Paul); and sons John (Enid) and Nicholas (Cindy). Another son, Andrew, predeceased her in 1982. She also is survived by two grandsons, Alexander and Jonathan Voytilla, whom she adored, and several nieces, nephews, and godchildren.
Visitation will be held at the Shorac Funeral Home (formerly McClave’s), 611 North 4 Street, Steubenville, OH, on Sunday, June 5, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, July 6, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Steubenville, OH, with Funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Her brother, Father Nicholas Timpko, will preside, assisted by her brother, Father Frank Timpko; her brother-in-law, Father Paul Suda; Father Nicholas Halkias, Holy Trinity Church, Steubenville; and Father Gregory Thompson, Holy Transfiguration Church, Steubenville. Interment will follow at Saint John the Baptist Cemetery, Campbell, OH.
Condolences may be sent to www.shorac.com.
May Matushka Anna’s memory be eternal!