Ann Kuta, 96, formerly of Apollo, PA and St. Pete Beach Florida, passed away on Saturday, May 9,2020, at St. Paul's Home.
Ann was born in Homer City, PA on May 30, 1923 to the late Joseph and Katherine (Ribovich) Skapura.
As a member of the Greatest Generation, she grew up during the Great Depression. Ann graduated from Homer City High School. During WWII, she supported her country by working in various offices and factories located in NYC, Denver and San Francisco. One position that she held was a grenade inspector. After the war, she became the Administrative Assistant to the CEO of Syntron located in Indiana, PA.
Ann married Bernard Kuta on January 27, 1951 . They were married for 61 years.
Ann and her husband raised three children in Apollo, PA then retired to St. Pete Beach Florida.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Ann will be remembered as an independent, extremely emotionally strong but sweet woman. She was an excellent cook, avid reader, gardener and entertainer of friends and family. She enjoyed traveling with her husband throughout the United States and Europe. Her favorite trip was a three month cruise around the world. Later in life, she became the primary caregiver of her husband, Bernard. At the age of 88, she painted the interior of her home in Florida.
Ann is survived by three children, Valerie ( Dr. John) Manganello, Kurt Kuta and Matthew Kuta. Seven grandchildren, Matthew (Heather) Manganello, Dr. Patrick (Amanda) Manganello, Dr. Christopher (Kelly) Manganello, Alexis (Brian) Goda, Melanie Kuta and her husband Dave Smith, Alyssa Kuta, Zachary Kuta and five great grandchildren, Aubrielle Manganello, Carlo Manganello, Scarlett Manganello, Hazel Manganello and Brayden Goda, a brother, Michael Skapura, several nieces and nephews and Kim Davis Kuta, former daughter in law.
In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard, two sisters, Mary Bedard and Kathryn Puskar, three brothers, Steve Skapura, Joe Skapura, John Skapura. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at St. Paul’s Home for the excellent care provided to Ann during her eight years of residency.
Cremation was chosen and services will be held at the convenience of the family. Inurnment will be in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Indiana, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Staff Appreciation Fund, 339. E Jamestown Rd., Greenville, PA 16125.
My sincere sympathy goes out to the entire family of Ann Kuta. She was truly an extraordinary woman and her legacy will live on through her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be missed by many and her memories cherished.
Sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences from your friends at US Steel.
Thinking of you all as you celebrate your mother’s, grandmother’s or great grandmother’s remarkable life . Will remember fondly the reunions in Apollo when I was a kid!
Sorry for your loss, Matt. I lost my mom last May so I know what you are going through. Rest in peace Mrs Kuta.
My deepest sympathy to all of you and your families. Many fond memories of the summer family picnics/reunions that were held at Aunt Ann & Uncle Blan’s house in Apollo.
May you Rest in Eternal Peace Aunt Ann.
Your niece, AnnMarie (Kuta) Ober