Anne Schick Chappelka, 88, died September 10, 2021 after a brief illness, surrounded by the love of her husband, family, and friends.
Raised in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, Anne graduated from Swarthmore College in 1955 and the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work in 1971. Anne was a pre-school teaching director in Chattanooga, Tennessee where she was also a teacher trainer for the inaugural summer Head Start Program. She later worked as a home-based child welfare caseworker for what is now Delaware County Children and Youth, then as a multi-disciplinary child abuse and neglect outreach program team member at Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia.
Anne was involved in community activities wherever she lived. She had a passion for the Perry County Literacy Council as a volunteer and board member. Her priority, however, was always her family, which she adored. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Roger, their children Nancy Kopack (William), Elizabeth Place (Michael Klauer), William Place (Julie), Robert Place (Heather), Kerrie Chappelka, Scott Chappelka (Catherine Tafoya), Kent Chappelka (Mecky), eighteen grandchildren and their partners, nine great-grandchildren. Anne/Mom/Grannie/Tata loved learning and lived a life filled with love, music, forgiveness, compassion, grace, high expectations, and laughter.
A Memorial Service will be held October 9th at 11:00, Little Buffalo State Park, Pavilions 1 and 2, Newport, PA. If desired, contributions in Anne’s memory can be made to the Perry County Literacy Council, PO Box 37, Newport, PA 17074 or Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.