July 14, 1925 – January 7, 2021
Annie (Pekar) Mach, age 95, of Dallas County, TX passed away peacefully on January 7, 2021. She was born in Ennis, TX on July 14, 1925.
Annie was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William T. Mach, Sr.; parents: Annie (Vlk) and Louis Pekar; brothers: Louis (Anna) and Bill; sisters: Helen (John Jurica) and Elsie (George Anders).
She is survived by sons: William T. Mach, Jr. (Rosemary), James (Vivian), Michael (Kriste); daughter: Patricia (Phil Norman); 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Annie graduated from Ennis High School in 1944 and soon became a surgical nurse assistant at the Ennis Regional Hospital. She later served the administrative needs of Dallas Baylor Hospital as a Czech language interpreter.
Annie lived and raised her family in both Dallas, TX and Louisville, KY. In 1980, she retired from F. W. Woolworth’s Company. During her life she was an active member of KJZT Society of Dallas. She served the Roman Catholic Diocese as both a Eucharistic Minister and an Altar Society member at St. Philip the Apostle Church (Dallas, TX) and St. Rita Parish (Louisville, KY). She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court Madonna 1817.
In her retirement years, she had a ‘green thumb’ for a variety of plants. She was a baker of Czech pastries, with kolaches and pies being family favorites. Annie’s calling in life was known as Mother, Nana and Aunt Annie especially at the Pekar Reunions. She will always be remembered a great listener with compassion, understanding, hope and unconditional love for her family.
Rosary and Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Sacred Heart Cemetery Chapel, 3900 Rowlett Road, Rowlett, TX.
Annie’s favorite charity was Catholic Charities.
Her family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers of Highland Meadows Health & Rehab in Rockwall, TX for their compassionate care of Annie during her final year of life.
January 15, 2021
many years of fond memories. time chased away years but in my heart you always stayed. my prayers for the repose of your soul and blessing to your children.
January 13, 2021
I will never forget all the afternoon snacks when I came home from school or when I asked how to spell a word and she would make me pull out the dictionary. She was a wonderful that will be so missed.
January 12, 2021
I’ll always remember how she was the only one that could do her version of the eye roll at Aunt Helen and get away with it. The sisters were discussing something and Auntie Annie had her fill and she said “awe humph and turned away rolling her eyes “ mom looked scared to death but Aunt Anna said something in Czech and they all started laughing together. I use to love hiding and listening to them visit when I was little.
Andy Norman & Family
January 12, 2021
My family will always remember the welcoming nature of Annie (Nana) and how sweet she was to everyone and anyone. Thanksgivings and Cowboys games stand out to me. She always had a smile and made us and feel welcome. Condolences to Pat, Eddie, Christina from our family.
January 8, 2021
I well remember Ann telling me how she always knew when I was out late. As I passed her house Mikie would run to the bathroom and pull the curtain back to see me. She would laugh that special laugh she had! THEN she would shake her finger at me. "Get to bed earlier. I need to get my rest." Again, that laugh !