Local Death Notices
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 January 2018 14:42
Anna Bandini, 95, formerly of Elizabeth, PA passed away Jan, 11, 2018. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and cousin.
Anna was born Anna Firczak in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania. She was the eldest daughter of 8 children. As the country entered World War II, Anna entered the workforce in the Pennsylvania Steel Mills.
When the war ended, Anna married the love of her life, Leo, and they built a beautiful life together for over 71 years. Anna and Leo lived in Richmond and Pinole, California and retired to Sun City West, Arizona. Anna worked at JC Penney’s for 23 years and she advanced in every position she held, while also raising 3 wonderful children with stable, caring, traditional values. Anna lived her life to care for her family and she enjoyed each cherished moment she spent with her grandchildren, who made her smile so much. She was an amazingly strong and wonderful lady who brought life and energy to every situation.
She is survived by her loving husband, Leo, her children: Leo Bandini (wife Julie) of Burbank, CA, Beverly Ricci (husband Richard) of Palm Desert, CA and Diane Lukza (husband Michael) of Rocklin, CA. Her loss is also deeply mourned by her adored and adoring grandchildren, Michael Bandini, John Coppa and Joseph Coppa and her 7 great-grandchildren. Anna leaves behind her beloved brother, Bill Firczak (Donna) and her sister, Wilma Fedora (Paul). She is predeceased by her parents, her sisters, Mary Hall and Julie Lettiero, and her brothers, John Firczak and Pete and Mike Kopinec.