Saginaw, Michigan- Anna Marie Santino, of Saginaw, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Ascension of St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw. She was 69.
Anna was born on November 26, 1951 in Saginaw, Michigan to Wasyl and Maria (Stepaniak) Czerewko. She was a graduate of Saginaw High School, then went on to receive her associates degree from Delta College and bachelors degree from Northwood University. While raising her family, she owned and operated her own successful real estate business, Vein Realty, for 42 years that she began in 1979. Anna was the first woman in Saginaw county to receive a builders license, an achievement she was incredibly proud of. In her spare time, she enjoyed being outdoors whether it was working in her vegetable garden, keeping up her flower beds or tending to her yard. She loved photography and music; you could always find her with a camera taking pictures and attending music events in and around Saginaw. She entered into marriage with James Santino on February 4, 2000 at the Montague Inn in Saginaw. Anna was a proud grandmother and cherished spending time with her family. She will be remembered by all who knew her as a kind, caring and giving person.
Anna is survived by her loving husband, James Santino; her children, Leah (Aaron) Silver of Wellington, Florida and Anthony (Rachel) Lagalo of San Leandro, California; one granddaughter, Jaiden Marie Lagalo; siblings, John (Ruth) Czerewko of Berkley, Michigan, Walter Czerewko of Saginaw, Michigan, Stella Czerewko of Saginaw, Michigan, Roxolanna (Bohdan Berezanky) Czerewko of Punta Gorda, Florida, Fred Czerewko of Saginaw, Michigan and Luba (Scott) Moritz of Clinton Township, Michigan; 15 nieces and nephews; 42 great nieces and nephews; 3 great-great nieces and nephews; and many other loving family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wasyl and Maria Czerewko; and a brother, Roman Czerewko.
A committal service will be conducted Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 2 p.m. with a visitation held prior beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Saginaw.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association.
The family is being served by the Holdship Family of Funeral Homes and Cremation Services.