AUBURN — Ann Geherin Scanlan went to her final resting place on the morning of Dec. 3, 2018. After living a beautiful and full life with her family and friends, she passed away peacefully with her family by her side.
Ann was born on May 16, 1948 in Auburn, to Jack (predeceased) and Gloria (Gilbert) Geherin, who survives her. Ann spent her entire life in Auburn, graduating from Mount Carmel High School in 1966 to go on to St. Francis College in Loretto, Pa., graduating in 1970. Ann retired in July 2010 from First Niagara Bank where she was VP and Regional Sales Manager of financial services. On Jan. 16, 1971, Ann married the love of her life, John Michael Scanlan, who survives her. Ann is also survived by her four sons, Eric (Bridget), Brian (Rebecca), Christopher (Nicole), and Brendan (Kristin). Ann leaves 11 grandchildren that she truly adored, Kieran, Kate, Hailey, Jake, Sheamus, Cameron, Maddie, Chloe, Molly, Cooper, and Trevor. In addition, Ann leaves her siblings, Mark (Jennifer) Geherin, Tom (Melissa) Geherin, Chris (Kathy) Geherin, and Jean (Jack) Baraczek.
Ann truly lived life to the fullest! Always surrounded by her family and an amazing group of friends, she had many incredible experiences. Alongside her husband, John, she loved to spend time with her sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren at the lake and on vacations. She loved the special relationship she had with her sister, Jean, and cherished every moment they had together. She volunteered with many organizations throughout her life - Matthew House, Blessed Trinity, and St. Alphonsus, just to name a few. She took many vacations with John to many beautiful locations - Europe, Caribbean, Ireland, and the Rocky Mountains, always looking to experience life. She was an incredible mom to her four boys, being sure to attend every game from CYO though Nazareth College lacrosse. She had so many wonderful experiences and a positive effect on so many because as she used to say “I just love people.”
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Sacred Heart Church. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Sacred Heart Church, Melrose Road, Auburn.
Langham Funeral Home, LLC, has been entrusted with Ann’s funeral arrangements. Visit www.Langhamfuneralhomellc.com to leave a condolence for the family.
The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests donations in Ann’s memory to one of the following organizations: Hope Lodge in Rochester, NY; American Cancer Society and/or Strong Memorial Hospital Liver Transplant team.
American Cancer Society B. Thomas Golisano Hope Lodge Hospitality House, 1120 South Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620 https://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services/patient-lodging/hope-lodge/rochester-ny/support-us.html.
Donations to the Transplant Patient Needs Fund will be used to help other families during their transplant journey. Checks made payable to URMC Transplant Patient Needs Fund, Attention: Nancy Metzler, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box Surg/Txp, Rochester, NY 14642.
We also encourage you to find out more about organ donation, and to consider becoming a life-saving donor. Information available at Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network (585) 272-4930 or online at www.donorrecovery.org.