Anne Marie (Tarcza) Wheeler, age 58, of Corning, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Guthrie Corning Hospital following a seven year courageous battle with cancer. She was born on June 7, 1959 in Corning, the daughter of Walter Howard and Jean Marie (Maynard) Tarcza.
She married Gary Wheeler on August 26, 1978 and he predeceased her on October 31, 1999.
Anne was a caring and generous person who would always put the needs of others in front of her own and sought the good in everyone.
She is survived by sons, Oscar (Erica Green) Wheeler of Salt Lake City, UT and Gary (Katie) Wheeler of Corning and grandchildren, Autumn Wheeler and Owen Wheeler. Her Soul Mate, Bill Malin of Corning and mother, Jean Marie Tarcza of Corning. She was a loving mother and grandmother to Bill's children and grandchildren and great friend of Patty (Gerry) Borden. Anne is also survived by her brother, Steven (Joan) Tarcza of Painted Post, sisters, Joanne (Brian) Maruca of Manteca, CA and Beth-Anne (Wayne) Schiller of Port Douglas, Australia, sister-in-law, Lillian (David) Crooker, brother-in-law John (Barb) Wheeler, and several nieces and nephews. Anne was predeceased by her father, Walter H. Tarcza, sister-in-law, Christine Phenes, mother-in-law, Myrtle Wheeler, father-in-law, John Wheeler, and brother-in-law Michael Wheeler.
A celebration of Anne’s life will take place on December 3rd at the Marconi Lodge in Corning from 3pm-6pm.
Those wishing may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790 or go to www.cancer.org.