April 27, 1921-Dec. 8, 2016
Palo Alto, California
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Ann Masik, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, was called home to the Lord on Dec. 8, 2016, at the age of 95. Ann was born in Arnold, Pennsylvania. She earned her RN degree in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and served in the Navy Nurse Corps during WWII, where she met her husband James R. Masik. In 1950, they moved to Palo Alto when Jim accepted a job as Director of Recreation. It was here that they raised their six children. Ann worked as an office nurse for three different doctors as well as owned and operated Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Palo Alto.
Ann’s life was centered on her family and service to her church and community. As an active member of Saint Aloysius Catholic Church and later Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, Ann served as a lector, Eucharistic minister and helped on many church committees. She completed 15 years of hospital ministry at Stanford University Hospital. She always made the time to listen to others’ problems, to offer advice and to pray to the Lord for resolution.
Ann was preceded in death by the love of her life Jim Masik, her parents Anthony and Anna and her siblings Julia, Anthony and Andrew. She is survived by her children Janet Heekin (David); Robert Masik (Letitia); Don Masik (Nancy); Richard Masik; Monica Hofstetter (Craig); and Patrice Kaffun (Dave). She was the grandmother of Brian (Pam) Davis; Matt (Mimi) Davis; Bobby (Amanda) Masik; Kevin, Patrick, Carli and Scott Masik; Christopher and Doug Hofstetter; Kate and JJ Kaffun; great grandmother of Madison, Charlie, Owen and Sophia Davis; step grandmother of Molly Heekin (Joe Lee); Justin (Chrissy) Heekin; Brendon Wood; Shannon Hillier; step great grandmother of Carter and Katie Heekin; many nieces and nephews; and her caregivers Fifi Langi and Yvonne Sasano.