Anita Wehner, 91 of North East, MD, passed away on September 16, 2018. She was born February 22. 1927 in Dusseldorf, Germany, to the late Peter and Johanna Saueressig .
Anita graduated the Textile and Engineering School of Krefeld, Germany, majoring in fashion design and Illustration. Anita moved to Canada and then the United States, with her husband, the late George Wehner, in 1950. After raising three children, she went back to school at the Newark, NJ School of Fine & Industrial Arts, The Yard School of Art and the Montclair Museum School, both in Montclair, NJ.
Anita was a serious and accomplished painter all of her life and won many awards and honors in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, through the 1980’s to the 2000’s, including having one of her paintings hanging in the Maryland Governor’s Mansion.
She is survived by her children: Norman and wife Lisa Wehner of North East, MD, Mona Jafarian and companion Michael Elliott of Charlestown, MD, and H. Frederick Wehner of Fort Edward, NY; grandson: Jason Jafarian, granddaughter: Mallory Gibbons; great grandchildren: Nicholas and Gabriella Gibbons.
Services will be private for the family at Crouch Funeral Home.