Annamae (Polaha) Wukitsch

August 18, 1928 ~ August 20, 2021 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Annamae Wukitsch Obituary

Annamae Wukitsch


Annamae Polaha Wukitsch, R.N., 93, of Allentown and Lansford went peacefully with the angels to her forever home in heaven with her children by her side on August 20, 2021 . 


She was the eldest child of the late Catherine (Skripek) and John Polaha of Allentown.


Annamae was a 1946 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic HS and a 1949 graduate of Sacred Heart School of Nursing. Annamae ventured to New York City to work at NY Hospital and later settled in Lansford after her marriage to George Demetriades. 


While raising five children, she continued her career at the former Coaldale State General Hospital where she worked in the Silicosis Clinic treating her beloved miners and on the 5th floor.


Upon retirement Annamae married Gallus Wukitsch. During their 23 years together, they were lucky enough to spend most winters as Florida snowbirds. They loved their warmth and 



In addition to her first husband, George Demetriades and second husband Gallus Wukitsch, she was also preceded in death by; brother Bernard Polaha; brother John Polaha; sister Bernadine Baker; sister Mary Kester.


Annamae is survived by; sister, Catherine Hersh, Allentown; daughter Joan; son James husband of Jen; daughter Janet(partner to John McFadden; son George husband of Mikey; daughter Jean wife of Mark Rother; 2 stepchildren, Gallus Jr. “Chip” husband of Cindy, and Ceil wife of Chris Reigert.


She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.


Services and burial are private at the family’s request. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local St Vincent de Paul Society.



For more information or to extend online condolences visit . Shawn E. Clark Funeral Home, 200 E. Bertsch ST, Lansford PA 18232 has been entrusted with arrangements.

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St. Joseph Parish of the Panther Valley
462 W. Ludlow ST
Summit Hill , PA 18250


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