Anne Simon Dyson
Glass industry retiree enjoyed time with family
Anne Simon Dyson, 92, of Washington, died Thursday, January 31, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.
She was born September 21, 1920, in Philbert, a daughter of the late John and Mary Popovich Simon.
Mrs. Dyson spent her early childhood years growing up in Canonsburg. After losing both parents before she was 14 years old, she then, like many others during that time, started out working at a very early age including as a model/showgirl in Florida during the late 1930s. She also worked as a weld inspector for Dravo Shipyards in Pittsburgh at the beginning of the war era. After spending a couple years in New York City, she returned to Washington in 1945, when she was 25, and started her destiny of working in the many glass factories in the area. She first started work at Washington Co., next door to the Duncan and Miller plant, then transferred to Duncan and Miller Co. and held a permanent position in the etching department until the plant closed in 1955. She then worked for Hazel Atlas/Continental Can and finally elected early retirement from Brockway Glass, South Main, in 1978, prior to its closing.
She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, sewing, crafts, crossword puzzles, telling stories of old times and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Dyson previously was married to Edwin “Dale” Dyson and Joseph Bass, who are deceased.
Surviving are a son, Douglas (Sue) Dyson of Washington; a stepdaughter, Deborah Sacco Strope of Washington; two grandchildren, Brandon Dyson of Washington and Brieanna (Michael) Gadani; three great-grandchildren, Giovani, Dante and Emilia Gadani of Prosperity; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was the last of her immediate family.
Deceased are six brothers, James, Pete, George, Charles, John and Steven Simon; a sister, Mary Towchik; and a niece, Dorothy Towchik Tedeschi, whom she helped to raise.
Mrs. Dyson’s nephew, Kenneth (Sandy) Dyson of Washington, and niece Peggy (Roger) Dankowsky of Washington took special care of her in her final years.
There will be no public visitation. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Any family donations may be made in her name to Washington Area Humane Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., Wilson at East Katherine avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com.