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Joanne (Duman) Cass

December 30, 1927 - February 23, 2023


Obituary For Joanne (Duman) Cass

Age 95, of Whitehall, passed away peacefully, and surrounded by family, on Thursday, February 23, 2023.

Beloved wife of 54 years to the late Edward F. "Ned" Cass and "because two people fell in love" she was the loving mother of Nancy (Bob) Bowen, Sara (Ron) Obringer, Mary (David) Sherwin, Daniel (Martie), Chris (Brenda), Patty (Tim) Wrobleski, Edward (Barb) and Richard (Nancy Miller); cherished Grandma of Cassie (Tim), Colleen (Laurence), Brian (Jenn), Ron (Christine), Andy (Shannon), Bob (Terri), Trisha (Kenton), Julie (Brandon), Scott (Marcy), Kim (Jim), Chris (Maria), Laura (Greg), Julie (Carey), Jonathan (Lindsey), Thomas, Carlee, Jack, Ryan (Emily), Corinne (Christian), Dylan, Megan (James) and Kevin (Kris); proud Gigi of Teagan, Parker, Addison, Jordan, Aidan, Liam, Brooks, Emily, Noah, Alex, Nic, Emerson, Emry, Cora, Max, Quinn, Cassie, Hayley, Vivian, Adalyn, Luna, Laken, Luke and Zachary; daughter of the late Leo and Ruth Duman; sister of Leo "Earl", Donald, Bob and the late Imelda, Marilyn and Duane. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and their families. In addition to being a matriarch to her loving family, Joanne was an accomplished and published artist at Pitt's Learning Research and Development Center, a third-grade teacher for St. Gabriel School and a member of the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Sunday February 26, 2023 from 4-6 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral prayer on Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church at 10:00 a.m. If desired, family suggests contributions to Mother of Mercy Academy (formerly St. Gabriel School), 5200 Greenridge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236.

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  • March 16, 2023

    Please accept my sincerest sympathy upon learning that your dear loved one, Joanne Duman Cass has entered her eternal reward. I am Gallitzin Duman's daughter who is a Sister of Divine Providence. I will be arranging a Mass for dear Joanne here and will be asking our loving God to grant each of you much inner peace and strength. Blessings and love, Sr. Bernie Duman, CDP

  • March 01, 2023

    To Nancy Bowen, My Sympathy to you and your family. She was quite an accomplished women and a lovely person. I remember her from Water Aerobics and how well you took care of her. May she now rest in peace. Nancy Riley

  • February 27, 2023

    Our sympathy to the Cass family on the loss of your mother. We have had some up and down times, and working with you , made everything come out well Bob Ginsburg, and the crew of Market Rug Co.

  • February 26, 2023

    She was my third grade teacher . Prayers to the all the friends and family ; Peace be with you . 🥰 95 🙏🏻🥰

  • February 26, 2023

    To the Cass "kids": Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your mom. Clearly, an icon of Whitehall and St. Gabs. A life well lived. Craig Schein

  • February 25, 2023

    To Patty and the entire Cass family, we offer our sincere condolences. We are out of town and will not be able to attend in person, but want to let you know we are thinking of you all. Your mom was such a strong person and the way she loved you ALL was amazing. She can now be at peace with your dad. Take care, Sue and John