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Mary Alice Fohr

March 18, 1928 - January 01, 2021

Obituary For Mary Alice Fohr

Age 92 on Friday, January 1, 2021, of Whitehall.

Wife of the late Andrew J. Fohr; mother of Donna Chakravarty, David (Diane) Fohr, Andrea (Tim) Decker, Allyn (Mark) Ramsey and Paul (Denise) Fohr; grandmother of 11; great-grandmother of 15; sister of Patricia Gunderman; sister-in-law of Laura Slobodnjak. Also survived by her uncle Thomas Rebic and her cousins, nieces and nephews. Mary Alice was proud of her hole-in-one at Palo Verde Golf Course in AZ. She was an avid traveler, visiting more than a few foreign countries. Due to the current health crisis, there will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial in Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements handled by the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227. If desired, family suggests contributions to the Cloverleaf Area Ecumenical Assistance Program, 1 Grove Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15236 or the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, 1 North Linden Street, Duquesne, PA 15110.

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Some things are too deeply felt to be fully expressed adequately. "Aunt" Mary (& "Uncle" Andy) were not actually related by blood, but as the saying goes, "Some friends become your CHOSEN family." My parents and the Fohr's were best friends all my life. In fact, "Uncle" Andy was my father's best man in his 1946 wedding. We were all living in Whitehall and our families remained close. The last time I saw them, however, was at my father's funeral in July, 2013. I was touched to tears to see them in attendance at their age. At Christmas time, we kept in touch by Christmas card letters. I told Aunt Mary I was going to visit her and bring old photos and movies (now DVD's) to view on my laptop taken in the 1950's on Parkline Drive where we all lived at one time. But sadly COVID-19 struck. So I planned to visit in 2021... BUT, God had other plans for "Aunt" Mary in the new year! Unfortunately, it always seems like we have all the time in the world, only to realize how fleeting life really is. The Bible says we are but a vapor... I LOVE this family with my whole heart! "Aunt" Mary and "Uncle" Andy reminded me so much of my own parents. They are definitely part of the "greatest generation," being made of such love, integrity, self-sacrifice, and perfect role models for all of us! We will miss them dearly but the wonderful memories live on inside our hearts! And may it be of comfort to know the beautiful legacy that our beloved parents' have left us and to be reminded that they have only gone on to heaven before us, when we as believers in Christ, will all be together again forever! ✝️ With heartfelt sympathy & prayers🙏~Janet (& Philip) Finet💞
- Janet Finet
Mary will be missed in our hearts Only last week my husband and I were talking about her. We were her and Andy's next do neighbors for years. Whenever there was a gathering or work to be done our family was included. I meet them before my husband. I locked myself out one night and Mary made Andy and Paul break into my kitchen window so I could get in and she had them replace the window before my husband got back from out of town. She is god mother to my youngest daughter. My middle daughter always talks about how she would rub her stomach and tell her "so soft" . I saw her do that to her own children. My eldest will remember climbing Mary's tree and talking with her while Mary sat in the grass. Mary, I will miss the encouragement and the love and support she gave me when I needed it. No matter what she always found the good in everything. Be with God Mary (and with Andy dancing the night away).
- Kathleen Lee
So sorry to hear of the loss of aunt Mary Alice. She always welcomed my family even though we only saw everyone maybe once in a great while . Yes good conversation and laughter. We will miss being at the funeral also. But we will be streaming. Hopefully in the spring or summer the family can get together and do a memorial service as they did with uncle Andy. Rest in peace. Your family is waiting for you give my family hugs!❤️🙏
- Marleen Grill
We're so sorry for your loss and sorry we cannot be there with you to remember and celebrate the life of a great lady. I'll miss talking to her-- she was always eager to talk to us even if it was a year or more since we last saw her. She was always so excited to just hear any updates. Since I heard about her passing, I've been looking at a couple photos of Aunt Mary, Uncle Andy, grandpa, and grandma when they were younger and just thinking about the love and times they all shared over the years. It's not easy now with her passing, but hopefully someday soon thinking of them will bring a smile to your faces. Stay safe and healthy. With love, Chris Ross and Megan Zielke
- Chris Ross

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