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Elizabeth Rose Vates

March 27, 1922 - October 04, 2020

Obituary for Elizabeth Rose Vates

Age 98, on Sunday, October 4, 2020, of Mt. Oliver.

Daughter of the late Dr. Charles William Vates and Dr. Rose Elizabeth Stanley Vates; sister of the late Dr. Charles William Vates Jr., Helen Louise (Harold) Smith, and Howard LeRoy (survived by sister-in-law Roberta) Vates. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, as well as great-great nieces and nephews. Elizabeth was a loving, generous, and thoughtful person, who found joy in giving back. She was a graduate of Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and worked as a Mellon Bank Trust Officer. She was an avid supporter of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine, Mercy Hospital, various Pennsylvania colleges, local churches, historical societies, and botanical gardens. Elizabeth was involved in various interesting activities during her lifetime, including past Matron of the Eastern Star, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), President of the College Club of Pittsburgh, 20th Century Club of Pittsburgh, and traveling the world. In her later years, Elizabeth was a resident of Asbury Heights in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Due to the current public health crisis, visitation, services and interment will be held privately. Arrangements by the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227. In lieu of flowers, Elizabeth would like donations to be made in the form of philanthropic acts to help those in need.

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To the Vates family we wish to offer our condolences on the passing of your aunt Elizabeth, she was a wonderful lady. We are the relatives of Carol Wick who was Elizabeth's roommate at Asbury till her passing earlier this this year. Elizabeth treated her with such kindness, Carol could not have had a better roommate and friend. We will be forever grateful. With sympathy, The family of Carol Wick
- The Wick Family
Elizabeth was my mentor in the trust department's investment research at Mellon Bank in 1968 & 69. She was smart, elegant and kind. I was pleased to be invited to her home for dessert and to view her slides of her vacation tour of Australia. I was 25 with a husband just home from a year in Vietnam, now a grandma to 4 boys. My condolences.
- June Exley
Elizabeth was my mother's first cousin (daughter of Lois Stanley McCrea). A memory I have is that each time she visited Oil City, she always brought cupcakes. She was a lovely lady, sweet, kind and very loyal in caring for her mother.
- Bruce Moore

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