Anna Sudlow, 103, Syracuse, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Syracuse.
Anna was born Dec. 28, 1912 in Elkhart County the daughter of Jesse and Merta (Harsh) Rex. On Nov. 21, 1931 she married W.A. (John) Sudlow in Syracuse. He preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1993.
Anna started her education at the Hex School. She then graduated from Syracuse High School in 1931. Anna and her husband W. A. (John) Sudlow founded Sudlow’s Pier Shop in 1937 and worked together until 1979 when they sold the business to their daughter and son-in-law. Anna and Johnny were founding members of the Auburn Cord Dusenburg Club. She was also active in the PTA of Syracuse, Senior Mother’s Club and the Wednesday Afternoon Literary Club. Anna enjoyed bowling, golf and traveling throughout much of the world and RV’d around the USA. Anna and Johnny also enjoyed their little cabin in Ontario, Canada. Anna was also a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church.
Anna is survived by her daughter, Constance Heckaman; grandson, John Heckaman; great granddaughters: Caitlin Pavey and Jamsey Heckaman; great grandson, Alec Heckaman; nephew, Jesse (Donna) Rex; and a niece, Sandy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Ida Mae and her husband Louis Hamman; brothers: Charles and Roscoe Rex; a son-in-law, David Heckaman; grandson, Rex Heckaman; nephew, Ralph Rex; and niece, Donna Jean Reif.
Eastlund Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. All services are private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Syracuse Fire & EMS or a charity of your choice.