Sister Ann Nederostek, 100, teacher

Sr. Ann Nederostek
Sr. Ann Nederostek
Posted: February 12, 2014

Sister Ann Nederostek, 100, a teacher in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, died Friday, Jan. 31, of cardiopulmonary failure at Assisi House in Aston Township, Delaware County.

Sister Ann entered the convent in 1933 and professed her first vows in 1935. She was a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 79 years.

Born in Fullerton, Lehigh County, she was a member of St. Mary Parish in Catasauqua. She often talked of how the Franciscan nuns she met as a child at St. Mary's impressed her.

"She mentioned it frequently in interviews and reflections at significant times in her life," said colleague Sister Ann Marie Slavin. "The love and care she witnessed in those sisters seemed to guide her as she, in turn, reached out to the children she taught and the patients she visited."

Sister Ann earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Villanova University. She taught at the elementary and secondary levels. After retiring, she worked as a library aide in several schools, and as a hospital volunteer.

Sister Ann served for 23 years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. At various times, she taught at St. Mary of the Assumption School in Manayunk, West Catholic High School, St. Joseph Home, and Resurrection School in Chester.

Later, Sister Ann served in many different roles within the Diocese of Allentown. She taught at Holy Name High School in Reading. At Allentown Central Catholic High School, she worked first as an aide in the school office and then as assistant librarian.

For nine years ending in 1995, she served as a library aide at Sacred Heart School in Allentown.

From 1999 to 2006, Sister Ann lived at St. Agnes Medical Center Convent in Philadelphia, where she volunteered in the hospital.

In 2006, she moved to Assisi House, the religious order's retirement facility in Aston. She first worked as a volunteer and then spent time in quiet reflection until her death.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Services were Thursday, Feb. 6.

Donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Rd., Aston, Pa. 19014.


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