Monday, August 22, 2011
Family and friends will be received at Burket-Truby Funeral Home and St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Oakmont.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Mary Saflin, 72, of Oakmont died tragically during the unexpected flash flooding on Washington Boulevard on Friday, Aug. 19. Her body was found by a search crew on Aug. 20. She was one of four who died. According to her obituary, Saflin was the beloved mother of Josie (Dave) Zischkau, and Nicholas (Melanie) Saflin. She was the sister of Anna (John) Spehar and Nunni of Kelsey and Forrest. Saflin will be remembered for being a caring caretaker of many families’ homes. Friends and relatives will be received at Burket-Truby Funeral Home in Oakmont on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m., and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Oakmont. People also can …
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Neighbors remember Mary Saflin of Oakmont; and Kimberly, Brenna and Mikaela Griffith of Plum. All four died Friday evening after flash flooding on Washington Boulevard in Pittsburgh.
The "R.I.P. Brenna, Mikaela, and Kimberly Griffith" page already has 576 "likes." Funeral arrangements have been made.
Following the tragic death of three Plum residents, the community is coming together to mourn on Facebook. Kimberly Griffith, 45, and her two daughters Brenna, 12, and Mikaela, 8, drowned Friday evening inside their vehicle after flash flooding on Washington Boulevard—near Allegheny River Boulevard—in Pittsburgh. As of 12:45 a.m. Sunday, the "R.I.P. Brenna, Mikaela, and Kimberly Griffith" page had 576 "likes." The page is filled with comments from family, friends, classmates and community members in memory of the victims. Posts describe Kimberly as "a wonderful Mom, wife, daughter, sister & friend" who always had a smile on her face. Brenna is described as a "fine violin student" and Mikaela was loved by her friends. According to the trio'…
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Mary Saflin of Oakmont was pronounced dead this afternoon after searchers found her body.
A fourth and final victim of the flash flooding on Washington Boulevard Friday evening was identified as an Oakmont woman this afternoon. Mary Saflin, 72, of Oakmont, was pronounced dead Saturday afternoon after searchers found her body along the shore of the Allegheny River, according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Water rose up to nine feet on Washington Boulevard near Allegheny River Boulevard due to several rain storms. She had been unaccounted for after yesterday's flood. The other three victims--Kimberly Griffith and her daughter Brenna and Mikaela--were from Plum. See related stories on Plum-Oakmont Patch: Mother, Two Daughters from Plum Drown During Flash Flooding on Friday; Remembering the Local Victims of the Flash Flooding; …
Plum School District to hold grief counseling sessions on Monday and Tuesday.
A Plum woman and her two daughters died on Friday during flash flooding on Washington Boulevard in Pittsburgh. Kimberly Griffith and her young daughters Brenna, 12, and Mikaela, 8, were found dead inside a vehicle along Washington Boulevard—near Allegheny River Boulevard—after water rose up to nine feet on the road due to several rain storms. According to WPXI, Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Michael Huss said the three victims were unable to escape their vehicle, which was completely submerged and pinned to a tree. An unidentified elderly woman also was found dead. According to a statement on the Plum School District website, grief counseling sessions for students and families will be held on Monday and Tuesday at Center Elementary …