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Anne Hozak Buchanan

ANNE HOZAK BUCHANAN, 101, of Clinton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Born October 24, 1921, in Edinboro, PA, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Anna Cerny Hozak.

The Hozak family moved to Clinton when Anne was a young child. Although a lifelong resident of the area, she travel around the United States and visited countries including the Czech Republic, Austria, England, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Mexico.

Anne was an intelligent, self-educated woman and one of her greatest values was to acquire knowledge by reading books on archaeology, textiles, geography, history, and nutrition, just to name a few. She was often found at Barnes and Noble searching for books she could not find at the library, or attending the opera, ballet, symphony, or a historical society meeting.

One of her many hobbies was bird watching and distributing bluebird boxes in the local area to encourage the re-population of Eastern bluebirds. Throughout her working career, Anne managed Hozak Tree Farms for several decades and was on the board of the Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association. Through this distinction, she attained the opportunity to be a contestant on the TV show “To Tell the Truth,” which was popular during the 1960s. Her charismatic personality won her awards as a World Book representative. Many years ago, she was also head waitress at the well known Travelers Paradise Restaurant in Clinton.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who will be greatly missed by her children: Anne Shirley Buchanan and husband Winfried Seelig of Minnesota, Sylvia and husband Clifford (Kip) Campbell of Allison Park, John and wife Cheryl Buchanan of Maryland, Constance and husband Richard Purdy of Clinton, James and wife Diane Buchanan of Hookstown, and Jeffrey and wife Shelley Buchanan of Burgettstown; 10 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and one expected this summer; six great-great grandchildren; one sister, Vera McCoy; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, John R. Buchanan, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Daniel Hozak, Robert Hozak, and Martin Hozak; and two sisters, Esther Littell and Evelyn Seanor.

Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, 1227 Route 30, Clinton, PA. 15026 on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm where her service will be held Monday at 2 pm. The Rev. Ted Chapman of the Clinton Wesleyan Church officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery.

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