Anna Marie (Banner) Rattay, 87, of Allegheny Township, PA, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021 at Concordia at Cabot.
A daughter of the late Murnis Banner and Anna Marie (Gasdek) Banner, she was born July 15, 1934, in Loyalhanna, PA.
Anna was a 1952 graduate of George’s High School in York Run, PA. She had been employed as an office manager by the Allegheny Township Municipal Authority for 38 years prior to her retirement in 2009. Anna also worked as a caterer for the Dobi Restaurant in Allegheny Township. She was an active member of Christ The King Parish in Gilpin Township where she participated in the church’s Victorian Tea Committee. Her memberships and volunteerism also included the Allegheny Township Community Club, Red Hat Ladies, T.O.P.S., Kiski Valley Church Bowling League, and Meals on Wheels. Anna enjoyed cooking and baking, making her famous for her “Doodsie” rolls and stuffed cabbage. She was an avid Jeopardy! fan and also liked traveling to camp at “Althoms Up.”
Survivors include her children, Kathy Arnold (Randy) of Alva, FL, Vivian Carter of New York City, Marty Rattay (Judy Koningh) of Bouldercreek, CA, Chrissy Addington (Tom) of Indianapolis, IN, Michael Rattay (Jean) of Allegheny Township, PA, Joyce Rattay (Nathan Moore) of Indianapolis, IN, Matt Rattay (SuChong) of Indianapolis, IN; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Person (Robert) of Orlando, FL, Carolyn Kerr (Rudy) of Mt. Airy, MD; sister-in-law, Eileen Banner of College Park, MD; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Martin F. Rattay in 2014; brothers, Murnis Banner and Lynn Banner; sisters, Bernice Diepenhorst and Mary Lou Magerko-Perrin.
Friends will be welcomed by her family on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2021 from 3-7 p.m. at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051). Additional visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Christ The King Parish, 125 Park Road, Gilpin Township, prior to a Blessing Service beginning at 11 a.m. with Rev. James H. Loew, O.S.B. officiating. Private entombment following at Greenwood Mausoleum in Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anna’s memory to the Meals on Wheels, 167 Lincoln Ave., Vandergrift, PA 15690.
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