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."