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Anna L. Weisgerber

March 10, 1925 — May 11, 2017

Anna Lopotko Weisgerber, 92, of Cranford passed away on Thursday May 11, 2017, quietly at her home of 60 years with her son at her side. She was born in Chicago, Illinois of Frances Stanko Lopotko and Wasil (William) Lopotko. Of historic curiosity, Frances traveled from Europe as a steerage passenger on the Olympic, sister ship of the Titanic, in October of 1918. Frances entered the United States at Ellis Island, then took a train to Chicago to be reunited with Frances' mother in Chicago.

Ann (Anna) worked for five years as a secretary with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe RR until a young Navy lad, stationed for training at Navy Pier in Chicago, met her and asked her to be his wife. Ann married George Weisgerber in October of 1947, starting a whirlwind of sports, travel, friends, and family.

Ann came to the marriage with experience in tennis (and her own tennis racket bought with money from babysitting). She soon learned skiing and golf, bridge and ballroom dancing with George. They participated for many years in the Party Dance Club that held monthly dance evenings. She regularly played duplicate bridge with George, and also in a ladies bridge group. She and George golfed and skied their way around the country. Ann was a charter member of the Ashbrook Women's Golf Association.

She and George were members of the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, where she served as deacon, and they were members of the Couples Club. Ann was a member of the Junior League of Elizabeth & Cranford, and a member of the Cranford Swim Club (mostly for the tennis!).

Ann and George traveled most of the countries in Europe (meeting relatives in Czechoslovakia for the first time), the Middle East, Canada, Mexico, and even cruised the Panama Canal. They traveled with tour groups, with friends, and with family, and enjoyed it all. They were living in Iran, with George on assignment for Exxon, when the Shah's regime was ending, and they had to leave precipitously.

Ann and George had a wide, and worldwide, circle of friends. They enjoyed so many aspects of life, art & music (with subscriptions to the Metropolitan Opera for many years) and museum visits wherever they traveled. Their regular vacation destinations were Nantucket and Ocean City, NJ, both longtime family interests.

Ann was loved by everyone who met her.

Ann is survived by her daughter Carol Frances Lidstrom (Paul), her son Eric George Weisgerber, a granddaughter Kristin (Ian), great grandchildren Levi and Adeline, her brother Donald Lopotko (Beth), sister-in-law Ruth Maynard, and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service was held for Ann at the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, 11 Springfield Avenue, on June 10, 2017 at 11:00 am, in the chapel.
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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Presbyterian Church of Cranford

11 Springfield Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016

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