October 07, 1954 - September 22, 2021
Ann B. Lepak, age 66, of Sharon, died peacefully at home on September 22, 2021, after a long illness.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 7, 1954 to James and Norma (n. Harding) Breitweiser, Ann grew up in a lively household of three other sisters and two brothers. Ann attended Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin from 1972-76, where she majored in music and Spanish education. It was here that she also met her great love and future husband, Keith J. Lepak. Ann taught music and Spanish at Tri-County Schools in Plainfield, Wisconsin for two years. Then, she and Keith got hitched on August 12, 1978. Their lives together took them to Charlottesville, Virginia (seven years), then to Nashville, Tennessee (three years), and finally to Sharon where they lived for the last thirty-three. They had three children, all of whom Ann was especially proud to take care of as a full-time mother: Joel and Teresa born in Charlottesville, and James born in Sharon.
Shortly after arriving in Sharon, she organized a quilting bee called “Where the Corners Meet” with several friends. Ann was happiest when she was making quilts. She made gifts of full-sized quilts, wall-hangings, baby quilts, and pillowcases. She made her home a place of graceful beauty, with quilts that always drew the admiring comments of visitors.
Ann is survived by her husband, their three children, three grandchildren (with one more on the way) her mother, five siblings, other family relations and many friends. She will be dearly missed by all of them. She was preceded in death by her father.
The Lepaks would like to thank the Family Hospice services of UPMC for their skilled care and good humor. They would also like to thank the Cancer Institute of Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, especially Dr. Tulika Ranjan, former director of neuro-oncology, and her compassionate staff. Dr. Ranjan was indispensable to Ann’s care for most of the last six years. The Cancer Care Center of Sharon Regional Hospital also provided vital additional medical care and emotional support.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to St. Joseph’s Food Bank, 79 Case Ave., Sharon, PA 16146; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (09/28/2021) in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 East State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McgonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday (09/29/2021) in St. Joseph’s Church, 79 Case Ave., Sharon, with Rev. Thomas Whitman, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment: St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage. i