Anna (La Marca) D’Eramo, 92, of Moon Township, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at her daughter’s home. She was born in Bugnara, Italy, Provence of L’Aquila, Abruzzo, one of two children to the late John and Maria Nicolina La Marca. On September 23, 2016, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years, Victor P. D’Eramo; loving mother of Lillian (Enzo) Grilli of Coraopolis, Dr. Linda D’Eramo of Moon Township and Thomas D’Eramo of Philadelphia; six cherished grandchildren Scott (Beth) Martin, Chris (Kari) Martin, Melanie Martin, John (Tori) Martin, Joseph (Margaret) Cavanaugh and the late Gregory; proud great grandmother of 10: Mary, Matthew, Madison, Cody, Alyssa, Nevaoh, Dylan, Ann, Claire, and Charlotte; sister of the late Frederick (and the late Lidia) La Marca; sister-in-law Marianne and Joan Deramo; aunt of John La Marca, Elena La Marca, Rose Deramo, Sue Deramo, Tim Deramo and Nancy Krajovic. Anna, a highly intelligent lady, had her undergraduate schooling in Italy. She obtained her bachelor’s degree with a double major in Math and Physics from Mt. Mercy College in 1952. Upon graduation, she was hired by Duquesne University as a Professor of Physics and Math. Her career at Duquesne University spanned 52 years. To this day, she is considered an “Icon” and example for young women because of her pursuit of a career in Physics and Math during the 1950’s. Anna was a member of St. Joseph Church where she taught catechism. Local schools, St. Joseph, Neville Island, and Coraopolis were lucky when she was called in to substitute. Visitation Monday and Tuesday 2-4, 6-8 with prayers on Wednesday at 9:30 AM at Copeland’s Coraopolis, 867 Fifth Ave. followed by Mass at St. Joseph Church at 10 AM. Entombment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.
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