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Ann Sinica Maxin 1922-2020

WARREN — Ann Sinica Maxin, 98, passed from this life Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.

She was born in Warren in 1922, to Sinica and Nikulae Virca. All four of the Virca children were all raised with abounding love, integrity, a strong sense of family, generosity and above all, laughter.

In 1943, on a moonlit night, she met Earl Maxin at a USO dance in Warren. With a wink and a mischievous grin, he told her his name was Pierre, crossed out the other names on her dance card and whirled her onto the dance floor and into 65 years of marriage. He was the baker, and she was the cook. He could build and repair anything, while she made everything she touched more beautiful. An accomplished artist, Ann gardened, crocheted, painted, made ceramics and created beautiful needlepoints, most of which she gifted or donated. Together, they were the greatest love story her family has ever known.

During World War II, Ann worked at the Sunlight Electrical Manufacturing Company hand-winding motors, and after the war she worked at the Trumbull County Title Department. She was involved most of her life with the Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church, as well as St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, and served as secretary of the local PERS chapter for many years. While on this earth, Ann had a quiet, but profound impact on everyone she met. Family and strangers alike called her Buni (Romanian for “grandmother”) within just moments of meeting her.

And now, finally, Ann and Earl are dancing again in the moonlight.

Ann leaves her son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Barb Maxin; grandchildren, Erin Maxin, Shannon (Jason) Perkowski and Brianne (Dane) Cavender; great-grandchildren, Sabine Perkowski, Madison Bayus and Khaz Sallaz; and great-great-grandson, Nathaniel Stamm.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sinica and Nikulae Virca; her sister, Fira; brothers, Nick (Helen) and George (Mary); and her dear husband, Earl.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff on the second floor of Trumbull Regional Medical Center who comforted her in her final days.

A service and celebration of life for all generations of the Maxin / Virca families will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please call or write a family member or friend and tell them you love them. Material tributes can be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Hospice of the Valley.

“Now let forever the phlox and the rose be tended

Here where the rain has darkened and the sun has

dried

So many times the terrace, yet is love unended,

Love has not died.”

From “The Hardy Garden,” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road, NE, Warren, OH 44483, 330-394-6200. Dedicated to serving your loved ones.

This obituary may be viewed, and condolences sent to www.statonborowskifuneralhome.com.

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