Anna Rozanovich, 87, was born on October 15, 1935 in Minsk part of Poland at that time. She died on November 4, 2022 in Mt. Arlington, NJ. She was a former resident of Clifton, NJ. She was the oldest of five children of the late Lawrenty Gryszkowiec and Tekla Wakulich who immigrated to the United States in 1950. She is survived by her loving sons George(Sharna) and Vladimir(Stephanie) and by her 5 grandchildren Alexandra, Rebecca, Noah, Zachary, and Sophia. And by her sisters Sophie and Valla Gryszkowiec and Sister-in-laws Mary Liz Gryszkowiec and Holly King. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Anatoly M. Rozanovich and her brothers Mike and John Gryszkowiec.
During WW2, as a small child, she and her family were displaced from their farm and placed into forced labor camps in Germany. After WW2, Anna and her family were brought to the US through Ellis Island on board the US troop ship General Hann in April of 1950. They had a sponsor family in Arkansas where they worked on a cotton plantation until her father had enough money to move them off the plantation and to the Northeast. They then settled in Mine Hill, NJ where her father worked at the local iron ore mine. She worked at Woolworths in Dover, NJ for many years, until she married and moved to Clifton, NJ. Anna worked for over 25 years in the Clifton Public schools system as a food service employee.
She was an active member of St. John’s Orthodox Church in Passaic NJ where she enjoyed volunteering and cooking in the church kitchen. She loved her family and always wanted the best for them. She will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be held 3:30 to 5:30pm on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at the Bermingham Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St., Wharton.
A funeral service will be held 10am Thursday at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 170 Lexington Ave., Passaic, NJ 07055.
Interment will follow at East Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clifton, NJ.