Anne F. Wascou90, homemaker, JCC auxiliary president

By on November 16, 2011

Anne F. Wascou, 90, of Moravian Manor, Lititz, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011.

She was born in in 1921 in Karlsruhe, Germany. She was happy growing up with her late parents, Elfriede and Max, and her brother, Arno, and sister, Ilse.

Anne was a homemaker. In 1938 at the age of 16, Anne traveled to America on the S.S. St. Louis to escape the Holocaust. She was the only one of her family who survived. Anne was very active in her community and had many wonderful friends. She belonged to Congregation Shaarai Shomayim and the Shaarai Shomayim sisterhood. From 1967 to 1969 Anne was the Lancaster Jewish Community Center (JCC) Auxiliary president and was named the Lancaster Jewish Community Center Woman of the Year for 1965-1966. She also belonged to Hadassah, the B’nai B’rith Foundation, the World Jewish Congress Foundation, the Anti-Defamation League, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the National Museum of American Jewish History.

She is survived by two daughters: Marilyn, wife of Dr. Ronald Toplitz, of Lancaster; Ellen Wascou, wife of Daniel Weinhold, of Lancaster; a grandson: Loren Toplitz, husband of Traci Ext, and a great-grandson: Winston Theo Toplitz, both of Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Dr. Albert E. Wascou, in 1980.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, with Rabbi Jack Paskoff officiating. Interment will be in Shaarai Shomayim Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Shaarai Shomayim, 75 E. James St., Lancaster, PA 17602.

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