Anne H. Chomicz, 94, of Willow Valley Communities, Lancaster, PA, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. She was born Dec 21, 1921, daughter of Daniel and Louise Heyburn. She was a graduate of Cranford High School (NJ) and Washington School for Secretaries (New York City). She worked for Merck & Co, in Rahway, NJ, where she met her husband, Peter of Ann Arbor, Michigan, a U of M grad and Chemical Engineer at Merck.
They lived in Scotch Plains, NJ, where they raised two children, James, Maylene, AL, and Nancy, Norristown, PA.
The family was active in the Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, where Anne was a Charter Member since 1953 and served 14 years as Church Secretary. Anne moved to the Willow Valley Community in 1997 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lancaster, PA.
Anne and family enjoyed their summer home at Seaside Park, NJ. She also enjoyed quilting, counted cross stitch and calligraphy. She enjoyed traveling overseas to New Zealand, Israel, British Isles, Iceland, Canada, Scandinavian countries and attended 15 Elderhostel programs throughout the United States.
She was predeceased by her husband in 1983; brother, Daniel of Cranford, NJ; daughter-in-law Carol (Warner), Buckhannon, WV, and great grandson, John Franck, Maylene, AL.
She is survived by her son, Jim Chomicz and wife (Carole) of Maylene, AL and daughter, Nancy Chomicz of Norristown, PA; three grandchildren: Laura (Chris) Franck, and one great-grandson, Alex Franck, Maylene, AL; Dana (John) Cox, Knoxville, TN, and Doug Chomicz, Hoover, AL; sister Marion Williams, Willow Valley Communities and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to Anne’s ‘Life Celebration’ on her 95th birthday, Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Thomas Auditorium of Willow Valley Lakes, 300 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Willow Street, PA 17584 for a 10:30am ‘Gathering’ followed by an 11am Service. Interment will be private at Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, NJ, at the convenience of family.
Memorial contributions in Anne’s name may be sent to the Willow Valley Nurse Education Fund, Brunner Nursing Scholarship Fund, Willow Valley Communities, 600 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster, PA 17602, Attn: Bookkeeper, or the charity of your choice.