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Ann G. Wanat Shelski

July 7, 1936 - May 4, 2023

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Ann G. “Dolly” Shelski, 86, of Old Forge, passed away peacefully Thursday evening in Allied Hospice Center, Scranton. Her husband of 52 years was the late Stanley Shelski, who passed away on April 26, 2009.
Born July 7, 1936 in Old Forge, daughter of the late Thomas N. Wanat and Julia Sirak Wanat, she was a graduate of Old Forge High School. She and her husband co-owned the former Doll House Molds in Duryea where they reproduced porcelain dolls from Antique, which they also collected. In her later years, she worked for JCPenney’s Catalog Center in Moosic, was an Ambassador for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport for several years and enjoyed attending their occasional dinners together. She also worked for the Department of Aging in Pittston.
Ann enjoyed her gift in arts & crafts that included making ceramics, Pasanki eggs, sewing, quilting, and creating wreaths just to name a few. She also enjoyed playing solitaire and was a big fan of the Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly. Every Saturday evening, she looked forward to watching the Lawrence Welk Show and the Polkas bands. Ann loved traveling to Pittsburgh and spending time with her family there, sharing her life stories and joking around with her great grandchildren. She brought so much joy to those around her.
Surviving are her loving daughters, Marian Resio, and husband, Richard, Scranton, and Sharon Kearney, and husband, Edward, Taylor; grandchildren, Jay Resio, and wife, Jen, and Stephanie Mayernick, and husband, Corey; great grandchildren, Zachary, Braydon, and Jaxon Resio, and Kaylee Fields; brothers, Thomas “Nel” Wanat, Exeter and Francis “Butch” Wanat, and wife, Elaine, Clifford; several nieces and nephews. Recently preceded in death was her sister-in-law, Anita Wanat.
Private arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc. For additional information, please visit the funeral home website.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ann’s honor to Allied Hospice, 511 Morgan Highway, Scranton, PA 18508; the American Heart Association, 1020 Ash St., Kulpmont, PA 17834, or the American Cancer Society, 100 4th St., Honesdale, PA 18431.