Ann C. Titus, 82, of Forest Hills, PA, unexpectedly passed away at home on Saturday, May 22, 2021.
She was born in Bradford, PA, on May 2, 1939, daughter of the late William and Genevieve (Hinchey) Titus.
On July 20, 1989, she became the adoptive mother of Amber R. Shea of New Jersey and Christopher D. Titus of Cranberry Township.
Ann valued education and was a devout Catholic. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Mercyhurst College and her master’s degree from Duquesne University. Ann dedicated 35 years of her life teaching, beginning in the Bradford Area School System. Following that, she taught at Edgewood Elementary School, Woodland Hills Dickinson School, and St. Colman School.
Ann made an impact on many of her students, guiding them with firmness yet gentleness that was unique to her nature. After her retirement, she continued to nurture her grandchildren and many of the children in her neighborhood until her death. Children were attracted to her patience and warmth and glided along in her good humor.
When Ann was not at work, she enjoyed watching and cheering for Pittsburgh sports teams. Ann loved her family dearly and was a wonderful mother and sibling, and a patient listener
She is survived by her two children, Amber R. Shea and Christopher D. (Andra) Titus; three grandchildren Taylor Bloom, Raven Titus, and Sofia Titus; two siblings Paul (Bonnie) Titus and Margaret Titus. She was proceeded in death by her parents William and Genevieve (Hinchey) Titus; her brothers John (Grace) Titus and Joseph (Theresa) Titus.
Friends and relatives welcome Wednesday 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home and Crematory Inc; Turtle Creek / Monroeville Chapel, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek 412-823-9350.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday in St. Maurice Church of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Forest Hills, PA at 10 AM
A committal service will be held at St. Bernard Cemetery in Bradford, PA on Friday at 1:00 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics, 200 Cedar Ridge Dr.#214, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. or the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or a charity of the donor’s choice.