The Passing of an Era: Anna Hado Pyecha November 14, 1914-January 18, 2015How do you effectively honor a life of 100 years? How do you calculate the wisdom, the history, the laughter and the love – the connections, if you will, that are built, shared and passed on in the span of 100 years of life?Well, you begin, I suppose, with the measurement of LIFE lived.Anna Hado Pyecha will be noted for achieving 100 years, but she will continue to be loved and cherished for LIVING them.Whether a daughter or son, a granddaughter or grandson, greats or great-greats, every moment in the presence of Anna was like being in the company of Life itself. She was always in motion, always taking care of someone or something, always sharp, intuitive and inquisitive and had this amazing perspective on life that balanced a rock hard pragmatism with the child-like enjoyment of Life in the Moment. She had a quick wit, poked fun at herself and others. She didn’t just manage tough times she navigated them with strength, faith and encouragement. She was a Life-Long Giggler.Her relationship with Christ was extremely important to Anna and served as the cornerstone of her life and the way she lived it. Hers was a steadfast Faith in Him and His Church. She looked forward to the day she would meet Him in Heaven. This Faith and her strength both served well, throughout her life, as well as in her mid-life career as a licensed practical nurse.Anna married in 1930 at the age of 15. Her husband and love of her life, George Pyecha, died in 1987 at the age of 80. Anna has been eagerly anticipating her reunion with George and beloved son, Tim, who died in 1997. They were surely waiting at heaven’s door to welcome Anna with open arms, along with beloved parents, Charles and Anna (Rodinec) Hado, (who emigrated from Austria-Hungary as young adults), sisters, Mary Hurray and Helen Pribonic and brother, Mike Hado. Anna dreamed of the day she would see George again, often telling people that she took good care of herself so when he saw her again for the first time, \”he would fall in love with me all over again.\” As he surely has.Anna is survived by her eldest son, John (Jack) Pyecha, daughters, Marion Joyce Pyecha and Janet Svihra, as well as 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren – all of whom, along with a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors, gathered to honor Anna and a life of inspiration at her 100th birthday celebration this past November.Anna’s passing is marked not by sorrow but by acknowledging the honor and privilege of having known her and been included as a part of her Life. And what a LIFE it was….Son, John (Jack), summarizes it well: “She was a wonderful mother and person. She lived a long and giving life, which included some very tough times that she always handled with grace and compassion. She is now at much deserved peace with God, Dad, and Tim.”Friends will be received Friday, January 23rd, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, where prayers will be offered Saturday at 12:30 p.m. followed by a mass of Christian burial at 1 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.