Obituary of Anna Lewkowicz
Anna (Artinger) Lewkowicz, 90, of Sterling, VA, passed away on Wednesday evening, September 26, 2018.
Anna, more commonly known as “Omi” to family and friends, was born on July 15, 1928 to Jonathan and Matilda Artinger in what was then known as Czechoslovakia. After the war, she and her family settled in Germany where Anna met her husband, Herschel. They were married in Germany on October 10, 1947 and immigrated to California in 1957 where they lived until they moved to Virginia in 1985 to be near their daughter’s family.
While Anna raised her family in California, she enjoyed her work as as a lampshade designer. Upon their move to Virginia, Anna worked as a lunch hostess at her granddaughter’s elementary school and took care of her granddaughter after school. As a natural nurturer, Anna took on caring for other children as a nanny for many years after that.
Anna enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, sewing, her soap operas, and taking care of those she loved.
She is survived by her daughter, Bella (Lewkowicz) McPadden, son-in-law, Michael McPadden, grandson, Micah Lewkowicz, granddaughter, Rachel (McPadden) Galzerano (Joseph Galzerano), grandson, Skyeler Lewkowicz (Tracy Lewkowicz), and great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Samuel, and Lucas Galzerano and Rory and Lincoln Lewkowicz.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Herschel Lewkowicz, her sister, Emma (Artinger) Schwarz, her son, Jakob Lewkowicz, and her nephew, Edwin Schwarz.
Services will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 10:30am at Adams-Green Funeral Home in Herndon, VA. officiated by Rabbi Rosalind Gold. Burial will follow at King David Cemetery, Falls Church, VA. Family and friends are welcome to a reception following the burial at Olive Garden on International Drive at Rt. 7 in Tysons Corner (703-893-3175- Attn Doug).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Anna’s name to the Sterling Volunteer Fire Department and/or Rescue Squad.
“If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” - Winnie the Pooh