Anna Sottile (Sottile) Hiza

November 6, 1947 ~ June 27, 2019 (age 71)

Anna Sottile Hiza, 71, of Drums, passed away Thursday evening, June 27, 2019 at her home following a lengthy illness.

Born in Baltimore, MD, November 6, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Carmen and Anne (Glace) Sottile and spent the past fifteen years in Drums after moving from Hazleton.

Anna was a Real Estate Agent, having worked for several local real estate agencies. She was also a cosmetologist, and owned and operated Wavelengths Beauty Salon, Hazleton and taught at Empire Beauty School. She was a member of Good Shepherd RC Church. She was also an avid gardener.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband Robert Hiza, who passed away January 1, 2009; and a brother-in-law, Richard Coxe.

Surviving are a son John Recklitis, Drums; two sisters Frances Coxe, Drums; and Bernadette Hoppy, and her husband David, Sugarloaf; a brother Frank Sottile, and his wife Vicky, Spring Hill, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held Monday, July 15, 2019, with a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Good Shepherd RC Church, 87 S. Hunter Hwy, Drums. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. Friends may call at the church Monday, July 15th, from 9 am until the time of the Mass.

Memorial donations may be made to Hazleton Animal Shelter, PO Box 481, Hazleton, PA 18201. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at

Donations may be made to:

Hazleton Animal Shelter
PO BOX 481, Hazleton PA 18201

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