Cora Brown, of Brackenridge (formerly of Oakmont), died peacefully in her home on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the age of 87.
Cora was born in Pittsburgh on January 11, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Margaret (Chiusano) Ricci. Cora was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ed, in 1986. She is survived by her son, Ed (Jean) Brown of Kingman, AZ; daughter, Jill (Mike) Vardis of Brackenridge; grandson Jason (Nadine) Brown of Seattle; and great-grandchildren Emma and Hudson Brown, both of Seattle; sister of Lil Adams and Frank Ricci, both of Oakmont and the late Marge DiFeo and Lee Mosakowski; sister-in-law of Tony DiFeo of Lower Burrell. Cora is also survived by nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Affectionately known as “Brownie,” she was an extraordinary nurse in the emergency Department at the old Columbia Hospital in Wilkinsburg for over 30 years. She was an amazing artist, who loved the Steelers, Pirates, gardening, and cooking.
Friends and relatives will be received on Friday, July 6, 2012 from 2-6 pm at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., 421 Allegheny Avenue, Oakmont. A Funeral will be held Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 10 am in the funeral home with the Rev. Laurie Lesoon officiating. Interment will follow next to her husband at St. Joseph Cemetery, Verona.
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Anny Esper of Munhall passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on Sunday, July 1, 2012 after a long illness. She will be sadly missed and was dearly loved by her family in Germany.
She is survived by her brother Adolf (Emma) Koller, nephew Gerhart (Ruth) Koller, and a great niece Ruth Koller Graf. She is also survived by her close friends and acquaintances.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Memorial visitation at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., 421 Allegheny Avenue, Oakmont (412-828-3535), on Friday, July 6, 2012 from 10 am until the time of an 11 am Blessing Service in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh