Peaceful 06

Anna (Eloswhy) Kohan

October 22, 1924 ~ July 29, 2020 (age 95)


     Mrs. Anna (Eloswhy) Kohan, 95, a lifelong resident of the Georgetown section of Wilkes-Barre Township, fell asleep in the Lord Wednesday afternoon while in the care of Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing Center, formerly Little Flower Manor, where she recently resided.

     She is the widow of the late Mr. Joseph Kohan, who passed on November 21, 2016.  At the time of Mr. Kohan's passing, the couple shared sixty-seven years of married life together.

     Born October 22, 1924 in Wilkes-Barre Township, she was the last of three daughters born to the late John and Anna (Tonchak) Eloswhy.

     Educated in the township schools, she was a graduate of the former Wilkes-Barre Township High School.

     Until her retirement in 1985, Mrs. Kohan worked for many years in the quality control department of the R.C.A. Semiconductor plant in Mountain Top.    

     Anna was a lifetime member of Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre Township, where she previously volunteered her time at various parish functions and dinners over the years.

     Mrs. Kohan is remembered by those who knew and loved her as being a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother to her adoring family.  Her presence will be greatly missed by all those she touched in this life.

     In addition to her husband Joseph, she was preceded in death by Sisters, Mrs. Esther Hoskey on March 14, 1992; Mrs. Margaret "Margie" Buli on February 14, 2019 and most recently by her nephew, (Margie's son), John Buli on November 16, 2019.

     Left to cherish the wonderful memories they hold of her are her daughter, Mrs. Joanne Wood and her husband Peter of Kingston; Grandsons, Peter C. Wood Jr., Esquire, Brian Wood, his fiancee Candace Leshinski and David Wood; Fellow parishioners and dear friends.

     Due to the restrictions from the current health crisis, there will be no formal visitation.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with Panachida in Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Lake Street, Dallas.  The Reverend Mykhaylo Prodanets, pastor, accompanied by Cantor George Daru will serve as leaders of worship with the Rite of Committal.

     Those wishing to join Anna's family for her burial are kindly asked to assemble by 9:00 a.m. in the parking area at the North Wilkes-Barre location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 625 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre.  Procession to Saint Mary's Cemetery, Dallas will follow.

     Memorial donations in Mrs. Kohan's memory would be appreciated for her beloved church, St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 526 Church Street, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702.

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Graveside Service
August 1, 2020

9:30 AM
Saint Mary's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery
Lake Street
Dallas, PA 18612


Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church
526 Church Street, Wilkes-Barre Township PA 18702
Tel: 1-570-825-4338

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