Mary D'Anna, homemaker and art teacher

August 29, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Mary D'Anna, a homemaker and former art teacher, died Tuesday of heart failure at Genesis Nursing Center in Severna Park. She was 92.

Mary Myczkoski was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. She attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and earned a bachelor's degree from Case Western Reserve in 1945.

Specializing in watercolors and jewelry making, she taught in the Akron public schools from 1945 to 1950.

She was married in 1950 to Peter W. D'Anna, an electrical engineer, and the couple lived in Buffalo, N.Y., Middletown, Ohio, and Ann Arbor, Mich., before moving to the Chartwell community in Severna Park in 1963.

Mrs. D'Anna taught art classes at the YWCA in Severna Park and was an active member of the Chartwell Garden Club. She enjoyed reading and traveling.

Mrs. D'Anna was a communicant of Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church, 1069 Cecil Ave. South in Millersville, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

In addition to her husband of 58 years, a retired Westinghouse Electric Corp. engineering manager, survivors include a son, Richard J. D'Anna of Glen Burnie; and a daughter, Dorothy L. D'Anna of Gambrills.

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