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In Memoriam - J. Keefe Ellis, Jr.
In Memoriam
J. Keefe Ellis, Jr.
LEWIS PATRICIA G.
Age 92, of O'Hara Twp., passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013. Wife of the late Frederick Lewis, Jr.; mother of Diane (James) Wright of Aspinwall, Melissa (E. Douglas) Stephan of Lexington, KY and the late Eric Lewis; grandmother of Erinn Carusetta, Peter (Erin) Stephan, Sarah Stephan, Jamie Wright and Hunter Stephan; great-grandmother of Nastassja Carusetta and Francesca Carusetta; sister of Hugh Goodrich. Mrs. Lewis, a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse, New York, New York, was a long time supporter of many artistic and philanthropic charities including: The Twenty-Five Club, Civic Light Opera, Operalogue, and The Pittsburgh Playhouse. No Visitation, Service and Interment were private. Funeral arrangements by WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, Aspinwall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made in her honor to The Twenty-Five Club 36 Standish Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/postgazette/obituary.aspx?n=patricia-g-lewis&pid=165993482&fhid=9887#fbLoggedOut
LEWIS PATRICIA G.
Age 92, of O'Hara Twp., passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013. Wife of the late Frederick Lewis, Jr.; mother of Diane (James) Wright of Aspinwall, Melissa (E. Douglas) Stephan of Lexington, KY and the late Eric Lewis; grandmother of Erinn Carusetta, Peter (Erin) Stephan, Sarah Stephan, Jamie Wright and Hunter Stephan; great-grandmother of Nastassja Carusetta and Francesca Carusetta; sister of Hugh Goodrich. Mrs. Lewis, a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse, New York, New York, was a long time supporter of many artistic and philanthropic charities including: The Twenty-Five Club, Civic Light Opera, Operalogue, and The Pittsburgh Playhouse. No Visitation, Service and Interment were private. Funeral arrangements by WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, Aspinwall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made in her honor to The Twenty-Five Club 36 Standish Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/postgazette/obituary.aspx?n=patricia-g-lewis&pid=165993482&fhid=9887#fbLoggedOut
LEWIS PATRICIA G.
Age 92, of O'Hara Twp., passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013. Wife of the late Frederick Lewis, Jr.; mother of Diane (James) Wright of Aspinwall, Melissa (E. Douglas) Stephan of Lexington, KY and the late Eric Lewis; grandmother of Erinn Carusetta, Peter (Erin) Stephan, Sarah Stephan, Jamie Wright and Hunter Stephan; great-grandmother of Nastassja Carusetta and Francesca Carusetta; sister of Hugh Goodrich. Mrs. Lewis, a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse, New York, New York, was a long time supporter of many artistic and philanthropic charities including: The Twenty-Five Club, Civic Light Opera, Operalogue, and The Pittsburgh Playhouse. No Visitation, Service and Interment were private. Funeral arrangements by WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, Aspinwall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made in her honor to The Twenty-Five Club 36 Standish Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/postgazette/obituary.aspx?n=patricia-g-lewis&pid=165993482&fhid=9887#fbLoggedOut
LEWIS PATRICIA G.
Age 92, of O'Hara Twp., passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013. Wife of the late Frederick Lewis, Jr.; mother of Diane (James) Wright of Aspinwall, Melissa (E. Douglas) Stephan of Lexington, KY and the late Eric Lewis; grandmother of Erinn Carusetta, Peter (Erin) Stephan, Sarah Stephan, Jamie Wright and Hunter Stephan; great-grandmother of Nastassja Carusetta and Francesca Carusetta; sister of Hugh Goodrich. Mrs. Lewis, a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse, New York, New York, was a long time supporter of many artistic and philanthropic charities including: The Twenty-Five Club, Civic Light Opera, Operalogue, and The Pittsburgh Playhouse. No Visitation, Service and Interment were private. Funeral arrangements by WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, Aspinwall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made in her honor to The Twenty-Five Club 36 Standish Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/postgazette/obituary.aspx?n=patricia-g-lewis&pid=165993482&fhid=9887#fbLoggedOut
LEWIS PATRICIA G.
Age 92, of O'Hara Twp., passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013. Wife of the late Frederick Lewis, Jr.; mother of Diane (James) Wright of Aspinwall, Melissa (E. Douglas) Stephan of Lexington, KY and the late Eric Lewis; grandmother of Erinn Carusetta, Peter (Erin) Stephan, Sarah Stephan, Jamie Wright and Hunter Stephan; great-grandmother of Nastassja Carusetta and Francesca Carusetta; sister of Hugh Goodrich. Mrs. Lewis, a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse, New York, New York, was a long time supporter of many artistic and philanthropic charities including: The Twenty-Five Club, Civic Light Opera, Operalogue, and The Pittsburgh Playhouse. No Visitation, Service and Interment were private. Funeral arrangements by WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, Aspinwall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made in her honor to The Twenty-Five Club 36 Standish Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/postgazette/obituary.aspx?n=patricia-g-lewis&pid=165993482&fhid=9887#fbLoggedOut
HAMMERSCHMIDT JOHN ALVIN
Age 75, of Fox Chapel and Tucson, AZ, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. He was the son of the late Alvin and Verna Meyer Hammerschmidt of Elmhurst, IL. He was predeceased by his son, Kirk Edward Hammerschmidt; brother, Richard Hammerschmidt; and sister, Carol H. Alcorn. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, D.J. Slocum Hammerschmidt; a son, Stuart Gard Hammerschmidt, of Cranberry Township; two daughters, Amy Hammerschmidt Oliver of Aspinwall and Alison Hammerschmidt Cockerill of Winchester, IN; seven grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Tyler Hammerschmidt, Matthew and Emma Oliver, and Jacob, Emily and Julie Cockerill; and a niece, Elizabeth Alcorn of Branford, CT. John graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in business and earned his law degree from Stanford University. He was a member of the Bar Association in the states of California and Pennsylvania. Following graduation from Stanford, he joined the law firm of Morgan, Beauzay and Holmes in San Jose and Palo Alto, where he worked for three years. In 1967, John accepted a job with U.S. Steel Corporation and moved to Pittsburgh. There he worked for 32 years, most recently serving as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary. He also served as an Elder of Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church and on the board at Longue Vue Club and the Fox Chapel District Association. John enjoyed golf, duplicate bridge, gardening, fishing, cooking and most especially, his grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held September 13 at 11 a.m. at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Rd., where the family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Summer's Best Two Weeks, 111 Lake Gloria Road, Boswell, PA 15531, Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church or Forbes Hospice. Arrangements by WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, Aspinwall.
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HAMMERSCHMIDT JOHN ALVIN
Age 75, of Fox Chapel and Tucson, AZ, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. He was the son of the late Alvin and Verna Meyer Hammerschmidt of Elmhurst, IL. He was predeceased by his son, Kirk Edward Hammerschmidt; brother, Richard Hammerschmidt; and sister, Carol H. Alcorn. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, D.J. Slocum Hammerschmidt; a son, Stuart Gard Hammerschmidt, of Cranberry Township; two daughters, Amy Hammerschmidt Oliver of Aspinwall and Alison Hammerschmidt Cockerill of Winchester, IN; seven grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Tyler Hammerschmidt, Matthew and Emma Oliver, and Jacob, Emily and Julie Cockerill; and a niece, Elizabeth Alcorn of Branford, CT. John graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in business and earned his law degree from Stanford University. He was a member of the Bar Association in the states of California and Pennsylvania. Following graduation from Stanford, he joined the law firm of Morgan, Beauzay and Holmes in San Jose and Palo Alto, where he worked for three years. In 1967, John accepted a job with U.S. Steel Corporation and moved to Pittsburgh. There he worked for 32 years, most recently serving as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary. He also served as an Elder of Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church and on the board at Longue Vue Club and the Fox Chapel District Association. John enjoyed golf, duplicate bridge, gardening, fishing, cooking and most especially, his grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held September 13 at 11 a.m. at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Rd., where the family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Summer's Best Two Weeks, 111 Lake Gloria Road, Boswell, PA 15531, Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church or Forbes Hospice. Arrangements by WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, Aspinwall.
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On June 24, 2017,Mr. John Keefe Eillis, Jr., son of the late John "Jack" Ellis, Sr. and Rose (Bearer) Ellis, passed away at the age of 61 surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Stacy (Hughes); adoring children, Emily, Jake, Caroline, and Patrick; brother, Dr. Peter Ellis; sister, Constance (Mark) Heppenstall; nieces, Mary Heppenstall, Melissa, Sarah, Monica, and Michelle Bundy; nephews, Kyle and Charlie Heppenstall, Andrew, Peter and Thad Ellis; and numerous cousins. Keefe graduated from Shady Side Academy in 1974, The University of Virginia in 1978 and The University of Pittsburgh Business School in 1981. Keefe was generous in all aspects of his life, devoting himself to the Children's Institute Board for 15 years, the Shady Side Academy Board for 12 years, also serving on the Board of St. Vincent De Marillac and working tirelessly for St. Bede Church and school in his 61 years as a parishioner. He was fortunate to have worked with his father at Ellis Real Estate for 30 years, merging into Langholz Wilson Ellis in 2005, and eventually into Hanna Langholz Wilson Ellis in 2014. Keefe celebrated life everyday and shared his kind heart, quick wit and infectious personality with everyone he encountered and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Friends will be received on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street, (freyvogelfuneralhome.com). Funeral Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bede Parish at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Shady Side Academy Science Building Fund or St. Bede School Stem Lab Fund.
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