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Sister Mary Edward Urban, OSF

November 22, 1932 - July 07, 2024

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Obituary For Sister Mary Edward Urban, OSF

Sister Mary Edward (Aldona) Urban, a Sister of St. Francis of the Providence of God for 72 years died on Sunday, July 7, 2024 at age 91. Born November 22, 1932 in Lithuania.

She is survived by our Sisters, her brother-in-law Robert Popovik and nephew Bob Popovic. Sister Mary Edward was a gifted primary grade educator for nine years. In 1963 she was missioned to our community in Brazil. Sister Mary Edward served as an English teacher, principal, in pastoral ministry, as a parish secretary and helped to establish the Archives in Brazil. She spoke fondly of her 47 years in Brazil. However, in 2010 Sister Mary Edward returned to Madison Ohio to care for her sister, Bertha. After Bertha’s death and for the next six years she assisted in administrative offices and at our day care. From 2020 she made her Franciscan presence known in community service and with failing health moved to Brookdale of Mt. Lebanon on the personal care floor where she continued to share her Franciscan gifts. She was known for her singing ability in the talent shows and assisting at the liturgies. Our Associate, Michaele Fisher was a faithful friend and shared a special relationship with Sister Mary Edward. May Sister Mary Edward rest in the peace of the Good Shepherd who was her model. Friends will be received at John F. Slater Funeral Home Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 from 3-5 p.m. with a Wake Service at 4:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Germaine Church, 7003 Baptist Road. Bethel Park PA 15102. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God, 5802 Curry Road, Pittsburgh PA 15236.

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