Ann Arundel Jensen Stern, 80, of Sun Lakes, Ariz. passed away peacefully at home on June 30, 2020 after a struggle with cancer and respiratory issues.
Born in Brooklyn, Annie moved as a young girl from Hollis, Queens to Northport, New York. Ann attended The College of William & Mary (Class of 1961) and was a proud member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority keeping in regular touch with her sisters and making annual trips together.
Her husband of 53 years, Alvin Stern predeceased her in 2019 and her sister Lynn Harris (Ross) of Providence, R.I. passed away July 13, 2020. Ann is survived by beloved daughters Keelan Bodow (Jonathan); Leslie (Andrew Abramowitz); doting grandchildren Nathan and Molly Abramowitz, Griffin and Spencer Bodow as well as aunt to several nieces and nephews.
An avid reader and writer, Ann worked for over fifteen years as Managing and Circulation Editor for The Enterprise a local newspaper in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York and volunteered at the Ardsley Public Library in Ardsley, New York, where the family lived for 24 years. Ann and Al then spent 20 years on Cape Cod in Chatham where Ann volunteered at the Eldredge Public Library and was a docent at the Chatham Historical Society’s Atwood House. Always civic-minded, Ann also volunteered for Democratic clubs in Massachusetts and Arizona. She loved nature and animals and enjoyed her memberships at the Mass Audubon Society and the Desert Botanical Garden.
To honor Ann‘s memory,the family invites you to make a donation in Annie's memory to The American Lung Association (www.lung.org), the American Cancer Society or to any public library.