OBITUARY

Anna Maria Dusek

May 9, 1936January 3, 2019
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I’ve felt pain, but I have never felt pain as I do right now. My heart hurts for the loss of my grandma. My grandma is the most influential woman in my life. She raised me to be a strong independent woman; without her I wouldn’t be the woman I am today.

Babicka was a very humble woman who cared deeply for her family. She wanted nothing more than to have a happy and healthy family. She always gave even if she didn’t have much and never expected anything in return. I have countless memories of her taking my cousins and I to lunch, the mall, or the zoo. She loved her grandchildren and took care of us well.

I’m forever grateful the last trip she ever made was to Miami to see me graduate college. She knew she was not well and she still pushed to make the trip. To be honest she was one of the main reason I went back to finish to make her proud. Every trip I made back to Tampa even if it was a couple days I made sure to stop by and see her. It brought me joy to take her out to lunch in a way I was paying her back for all the lunches she took me out on. I was also happy watching the news with her at her home and just talking about what’s going on. Any time I spent with her was time that will always be cherished.

I’m going to miss my grandma so much, but I know she is much happier now that she doesn’t have to suffer anymore. My grandma was a very strong woman. I know it hurt that she couldn’t take care of herself anymore. God will take care of her now in heaven and she will continue to take care of us here. I’m going to continue to strive for greatness and make you proud. Babicka I love you. -Patka

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, January 11, 2019
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Biography

Anna Maria Dusek was a natural leader whose winning presence allowed her to take control of various situations with ease. Equipped with a clear and calculating focus, she possessed a tough-minded, “take charge” attitude. She had the ability to make even routine situations seem exciting, and she was at ease with the role of playing problem solver. Anna always sought out the scene of where the action was. Sociable, analytical and pleasant, Anna was an individual who enjoyed life’s challenges.

      Anna was born on May 9, 1936 at Zochova Hospital in Bratislava, Slovakia. Her parents were Vavrinec and Maria Kackovic. Anna was raised in Bratislava, Slovakia. Always able to express herself well, Anna possessed strong interpersonal skills. She was optimistic in her outlook on life and was able at all times to be open and direct in her communication. Armed with a great wit, Anna was raised to be accepting of others and to implement a strong personal work ethic.

      Blessed with a balanced attitude, Anna was able to relate well with others. Her occasional role as family mediator gave her the opportunity to ease tense situations when they occurred. Anna was raised with five siblings . Milan, twins Viliam and Joseph, Klement and Olga(who died at very early age). Anna had a strong desire to be treated fairly and would readily offer others the same fairness in return.

      As a young child, Anna showed her creative ability in many ways. She was outgoing and animated. Anna enjoyed new activities and pursued a variety of interests. She took part in taking care of her siblings. In her spare time she liked dancing, cooking, gardening and decorating.

      Known to others as a focused, logical, open-minded and somewhat driven individual, Anna was able to utilize these qualities to succeed in high school. Her curious nature was spurred by her ability to maximize her personal learning style through employing a hands-on approach. She was good with facts and had an excellent memory. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.

      Friends and acquaintances found Anna an easy woman to get to know, and those close to her would often praise her open, practical style of communication and relaxed approach to life in general. Anna was uncomplicated and straightforward in her relationships, which allowed her to accept people for what they were. While growing up, some of her best friends were Irena. Later in life, she became friends with Irena, Maria Krizova.
On November 29, 1958 Anna exchanged wedding vows with Jozef Dusek at the Radnica State Mesto in Bratislava , Slovakia. Anna was attentive to Jozef's feelings, and she charmed Jozef and others with her gift for being able to give freely and generously. A good listener with an engaging personality, Anna was able to bring pleasure and unexpected humor to the relationship.But Jozef left little earlier than planned, Anna became widow at early age 49.
She cared for her family on her own for the reminder of her life.

      Very much like a kid herself, Anna identified with the inquisitive and creative side of her children’s personalities. She was able to direct her energy and spontaneity towards helping her children acquire added common sense skills. Anna was blessed with three children, son Vladimir,daughters Jana and Iveta. They were also blessed with four grandchildren, Veronika, Daniel, Patricia and Dustin.

      Anna was a flexible worker who was able to draw the best from others around her. A persuasive individual who was quick to make necessary decisions, Anna’s strengths included being able to think on her feet. She could be a leader who sought impact for her decisions. Gifted with an incredible ability to read body language, Anna was able to positively manipulate situations and motivate others in order to get a task completed. She was a good negotiator who enjoyed new challenges. Anna could multi-task, and she was endowed with entrepreneurial spirit, allowing her to think beyond standard norms when it came to resolving issues in her work environment. Her primary occupation was clerk. She was employed for 20 years as Manager of Fur Store in Bratislava, after moving to US she worked at daycare for about 16 years.

      Anna did not serve in the military. Anna was a cool thinker who could handle herself well in a crisis. She showed leadership qualities and could make tough decisions when she was called upon to do so.

      Anna enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. She had something of an artistic flair in many of the things that she did. She put this creativity toward all of her pastimes. Her favorite pursuits were gardening, she loved flowers and she loved music and dancing, especially German Folk songs. She was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

   Anna was not to much of sports fan,but she did not miss any of the sport activities of her grandchildren. she loved to watch politics, cooking channels and old movies.

      Anna was a generous woman who prized that same quality in others. So it’s little wonder that she was so active and giving in her community. Politically, Anna was supporter of Democratic Partly.

      Anna held close traditional values and as a result, faith was important to her. She was a member of St Lawrence Catholic Church in Tampa FL, later St. Paul Catholic Church in Tampa. She lived her live by the bible, helped who needed her help, she would share her last meal, always giving a helping hand or advice.

      Travel and vacations were experiences that Anna truly enjoyed. She preferred to seek out excitement wherever she went and she was partial to vacations that were casual and laid back with an atmosphere of “live and let live.” There were many family vacations with her husband Joseph and kid. Trips to Hungary, Romenia , East Germany and Yugoslavia.Favorite vacations included visits to Anna Maria Island in Florida, travel to Aruba for Nieces Wedding in 1998, vacations with son Vlad to Tennessee, New Orleans, Colorado.

      Anna was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of Anna’s favorites was german sheppard dog Rony,. They were best friends for 12 years. She was also enjoying pets her children had- Vlados's and Iveta's dogs, Bruster, Gwendolyn, Bono, Richie, Wishbone.

      Anna’s retired in 1999,due to health issues, she has conquered the cancer and recovered, but she could not work anymore.Still, she was able to easily adapt to possible changes and enjoyed just having fun and being relaxed. She did not relocate, lived still in Tampa just had to move from house to apartment. In retirement, she found new pleasure in gardening, watching old movies, "I Love Lucy" series, cooking channels and baking.

      Anna passed away on January 3, 2019 at Florida Hospital Carrollwood in Tampa, Florida. Anna was cancer survivor, but her heart gave up. She is survived by her children Vladimir, Jana and Iveta, her grandchildren Veronika, Daniel, Patricia and Dustin, and her brothers Milan, Klement and Jozef. Services were held at St. Paul Catholic Church. Anna was cremated and her wishes were that her Urn will be placed on her husbands grave in Bratislava, Slovakia.

      Anna was the kind of person who could win others over easily. A concrete communicator, she relied on her senses to increase her involvement and awareness of others. She lived for her family and family was everything to her. If Anna had a theme song written about her, it might well have been “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” She enjoyed her life and the experience of living it. This is how everyone will remember Anna Maria Dusek.