She served countless roles at St. Angela over the years, from helping students with their science projects to heading up parish fundraising dinners of chicken cordon bleu and lasagna. She was always there to help when help was needed, and she was much-loved for her many acts of grace. She is survived by her son, Mark (Julia) Anater, daughter Susan Anater, daughter Sharon (Kenneth) Crites, son Patrick (Andrea) Anater, and son Timothy (Theresa) Anater. She is also survived by her sisters, Bea Lynch and Marjorie (William) Berner, grandchildren Alexine Ferchak Anater, Sam & Elena Crites, Vivian, James & Claire Anater, and her daughter-in-law, Carol Ferchak-Anater. She was predeceased by her parents, William J. and Ida (McGrady) Lynch as well as her husband, Thomas F. Anater, and her son, Michael W. Ferchak Anater. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Friday, January 3 at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Angela Merici in White Oak on Saturday, January 4 at 10 am. Interment will follow at the Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the organization of your choice in Ellie’s memory. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published January 02, 2020.