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Anne Marie Puto
Puto, Anne Marie, 64, of Richland. Passed away Feb. 20, 2021 at Windber Hospice. Born July 20, 1956, in Windber. Daughter of the late John Michael and Ann Theresa (Biel) Puto. Also preceded in death by sister-in-law, Carol; and niece, Amy. Survived by companion and best friend, Gregory Gdula. Sister of Ron Puto. Graduated from Forest Hills High School class of 1974. Received a BS degree in Elementary Education from UPJ. Masters Degree in Language Communications, University of Pittsburgh. Also, a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from IUP. Served on the board of Appalachian Youth Services and Cambria County Literacy Council. A reading specialist for the Children’s Aid Home in Somerset. Retired from IU8 with 42 years’ service. Anne Marie was listed in “Who’s Who in American Education. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown. She loved the outdoors and spent many hours hiking, cross country skiing, biking, and camping with Greg. Anne Marie also enjoyed cross-stitching and collecting arts and crafts. She enjoyed traveling the U.S. and Europe. Visitation Wednesday from 11 am to 1 pm time of Funeral Service at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Fr. David S. Peles, officiating. The family asks that all visitors practice Covid precautions. Private Committal. Family suggests donations to charity of your choice. (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com)
Deepest sympathy to the family ,and Greg. Anne marie was a wonderful friend from school and all these years after. She was kind ,sweet and always a pleasure to be around . We will miss her deeply !! Steph and Sue , and FH class of 74. RIP ANNE MARIE, YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS!!
Stephanie (Sikora) Weakland Feb 23 2021 12:00 AM
Deepest condolences to the Puto family from fellow "alley family" where Anne Marie grew up. God bless and rest in peace. Mary Ann Peretin DeRosa.
Mary Ann Peretin DeRosa Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM
Prayers for you andyour loved ones- you were a beautiful soul !
Friend Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM
I have fond memories of Ann Marie. I became acquainted with her when she became the Reading Specialist at the Children's Aid Home. She was a dedicated educator and helped many of our residents improve their reading and comprehension skills. She was so dedicated and never missed a chance to help a child. I enjoyed hearing about her many travels and adventures. She was truly a fun loving person that lived life to it's fullest. She will be so missed.
Ellen Forney Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM
Im just so very sadI worked with Anne Marie yearsshe was a wonderful reading specialist and a wonderful person.. Im so sorry for your loss-
Sally Kupchella Feb 21 2021 12:00 AM