Mary Ann Stickel, 88, of Washington passed away Thursday January 6, 2022 in Washington Hospital.
She was born October 9, 1933 in Zelienople a daughter of the late John and Mary Soltesz Zajacs.
Mrs. Stickel was a member of St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church where she was a former member of the Christian Mothers and served for a time as the bereavement minister to the parish.
She was a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Millvale, teaching in the Parochial Schools of the Pittsburgh Diocese from 1952 thru 1956.
She entered St. Francis General Hospital School of Nursing in 1956, graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1959.
She received her Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree in 1964 and Master’s Degree in Education in 1966 from Duquesne University.
St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh and Columbus, GA employed her as a nursing instructor, head nurse and supervisor.
From 1970 thru 1976 she was employed as a nursing instructor at Butler Memorial Hospital and Washington Hospital.
From 1976 thru 1995 she was employed by the COPA as a psychiatric nurse instructor at Woodville and Mayview State Hospitals, retiring in October of 1995.
In May of 1996 she began a bereavement support group at DeAngelo Funeral Home and in June of 1997 began the support group at Canonsburg General Hospital and continued until August of 2002.
She loved teaching, enjoyed all types of music, loved to read, and enjoyed competitive sports.
On August 12, 1972 in St. Gregory Church, Zelienople, she married Harry Francis Stickel who died July 9, 1992.
Surviving is her daughter Karen (Donald) Hanes of Washington, a brother Steve (Maureen) Zajacs, two sisters Margaret (Dave) Eberle, and Elizabeth Crans; two grandchildren Kevin Hanes, and Jennifer Laine; Great grandchildren David, Brittany, Bailey, and Brantlee Hanes and Dakota Laine and Cash Posey.and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is her father John Zajacs and mother Mary Soltesz Zajacs and step mother Anna Lazlo Zajacs a brother John Zajacs and two sisters Kathryn Wahl and Helen Wehr.
Friends will be received from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday in Dale D. DeAngelo Funeral Home at 1290 Jefferson Avenue in Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday January 12, 2022 in St. Hilary Church in Washington. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED IF ATTENDING THE VISITATION OR SERVICES.
A tribute wall is available at www.deangelocare.com.