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Anna Tammaro

August 16, 1952 — October 25, 2016

Anna Tammaro

Anna Horvath Tammaro
August 16, 1952 to October 25, 2016

Anna Marie Horvath Tammaro passed away peacefully at Harbor Hospice in Houston, Texas on Tuesday October 25th, 2016 after suffering from a long illness. During Anna's illness she was confined to seven different facilities since February 2016. Anna was 64 years old. She was a resident of Texas City and resided with her husband Richard Tammaro at 1514 21St Ave N, Texas City, Texas.

Anna was born on August 16, 1952 in Harka, Hungary. Her and her Mother Mary, Father Julius, and Brother Ladd defected from the communist country of Hungary in 1958 to the United States where her family migrated to Lorain, Ohio and they all became naturalized citizens of the United States. Her father was a craftsman that went to work at American Shipbuilding Corporation in Lorain, Ohio.

In Ohio Anna worked for George Steinbrenner at the American Shipbuilding Corporation in Lorain, Ohio. Anna attended Ohio State University and studied Electrical Engineering. She went thru the Electrical Apprentice Program at the shipyard and went on to become the shipyards first female First Class Electrician at American Shipbuilding in Lorain, Ohio. During the 1980's she worked as a Steward in the Offshore Oil Industry on several Supply Vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. Later in her life she became a Social Worker in Lenoir, North Carolina and worked for the Health and Human Resources Services. In 2002 she moved to Texas City, Texas and married Richard Tammaro. Anna and Rich were high school friends at Lorain High School in Lorain, Ohio. Anna's favorite pastime was spending time with her Grand Children and cooking ethnic foods from her native country of Hungary and Italy.

In 2005 Anna was doing volunteer work for the American Red Cross in Southeast Texas and assisted with Hurricane Rita relief and the relocation of Hurricane Katrina refugees from the Astro Dome to the Texas City area. Anna continued to do volunteer work for the Red Cross for two more years after Hurricane Rita hit the Texas Gulf Coast.

Anna is survived by her spouse Richard Tammaro of Texas City, Texas, Brother Ladd Horvath of Niceville, Florida, Son Chris Brass of Seattle, Washington, Son Michael Brass of Houston, Texas, Cousin George Papista of Lorain, Ohio Niece Misty Papista of Lorain, Ohio, Son in Law Sean Tammaro of Missouri City, Texas and Daughter in Law Kristen Ibarra of Santa Fe, Texas. Anna has several Grand Children Kate Tammaro, Alley Ibarra. Artie Ibarra, Abigail Ibarra, Andrew Ibarra, Anthony Ibarra, Issiah Papista and Mahala Papista.
Anna is preceded in death by her parents Julius and Mary Horvath and her brother Jessie Horvath.

Emken-Linton Funeral Home 5100 E.F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City, Texas is taking care of all funeral arrangements. Email at
A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at a later time. Donations can be made in Anna's name to the American Red Cross.

Memorial Contributions

American Red Cross
PO Box 37839
Boone, IA  50037

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