RuthAnn Hojnacki, 83, of Danville, PA and
formerly of Shamokin PA passed away on November 12, 2020 at Geisinger
Medical Center. She was born March 1, 1937 in Shamokin PA the daughter of
the late Clarence and Anna Linton Latsha.
She was preceded in death by her devoted husband
of 49 years, Joseph John Hojnacki on May 29, 2009. They were married
October 10, 1959.
She graduated from Shamokin High School in 1955.
She was employed as a textile worker out of high
school at Shroyer’s Dress Company in Shamokin PA and later at the Shamokin
Shoe Factory. She also worked at the Arrow Shirt Factory in Elysburg, and
then returned to Shroyer’s Dress Company, from where she retired in 1988 to
babysit her grandchildren whom she adored. Her work ethic was significant.
She was very proud of the fact that working as a textile worker that she was
able to raise three children and put them all through college.
She attended Emmanuel United Methodist Church in
Coal Township PA where she served faithfully as the pianist. She also
served as pianist at the Zion Methodist Church. She thoroughly enjoyed
being a member of the Coal Township High Rise Social Club.
RuthAnn loved music, especially playing her
piano and accordion which brought joy to many people. She displayed her
love for Jesus by loving others. She was an avid shopper, especially Black
Friday with her family. Ruth Ann loved ice cream and always enjoyed a good
CMP sundae. She was a talented seamstress, making clothes for her children
and herself. Ruth Ann will be remembered as a super sweet lady with a
little bit of spunk. She touched so many lives with her caring and
thoughtful presence. Most of all, she loved her grandchildren who will miss
her kind and loving spirit.
She is survived by one son, Damian C. Hojnacki
and his wife Sheila of Coal Township PA and two daughters: Maureen D.
Hojnacki of Allentown PA and Joann Gray and her husband Danny of Danville
PA. Also surviving are her grandchildren: Dayna Hojnacki, Hunter Hojnacki
and his fiancé Candis Mattern and Paige V. Gray.
She was preceded in death by two brothers:
Clarence Latsha, Jr. and Gordon Latsha.
A Mass of
Christian Burial will be limited to family. Relatives and friends are
invited to attend a Graveside Service to be held at on Tuesday November 17,
2020 at 1:00 PM at Odd Fellows Cemetery 2400 Trevorton Road Coal Township
Contributions may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church 328 Center
Street Coal Township PA 17866 or St. Joseph Catholic Church 68 Center Street
Danville PA 17821.
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