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Theresa (Provenzano) Garfold

July 20, 1955 - June 12, 2020

Obituary for Theresa (Provenzano) Garfold

Age 64, after a courageous battle, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020, of Baldwin Boro.

Beloved of wife of John A. Garfold and the late Frank Zwolinski; loving mother of Steven Zwolinski and Michael (Melanie) Zwolinski; daughter of the late John and Milena Provenzano; sister of Linda Amodeo and the late Vincent Provenzano; also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Theresa worked for over forty years in the human resources industries. She was a past president of Western PA Total Compensation Association. Theresa was known for her selflessness, grace, and compassion. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227, Tuesday, June 16 and Wednesday, June 17 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral Prayer on Thursday morning at 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Most Precious Blood of Jesus Roman Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com.

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We worked together, went through your pregnancy with Michael, and the loss of Frank. I remember laughing and running the halls with you in order to make deadlines. You read my shorthand back better than I did! I will miss your kind, upbeat spirit, and our brunches at First Watch. Rest In Peace, my dear friend.
- Debbie Hawk
Dear John, Michael and Stephen, I am so sorry for your loss. Theresa was such a kind and wonderful person, who I first met at Dravo. She was intelligent, fun and overall the kind of person who enhanced your life by knowing her. Keep her close in your heart and know you are loved.
- Pat Casasanta
John I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.
- Tim Hoffman
Having shared leadership roles with Theresa for over a decade of service to the Compensation Association and the general Pittsburgh compensation community at large, Theresa was always positive in wanting to ensure the best presentation and always had a great mind for service and caring. I had the opportunity to visit her at home about a year ago and she still had that positive spirit and willingness to fight for life. She will be missed. May you rest in peace, TZG!
- Jim Neral
Words are poor things when we suffer the loss of a loved one. Still I want to convey my desire,however inadequate, to offer consolation.
- Helen Berry
John, my heart& condolences go out to you& your whole family during this time of extreme loss. My the Good Lord bless all of you. BP
- Bob Pryke
The news of Theresa's passing is heartbreaking and my sincerest condolences go out to her family and closest friends. I met Theresa while working at Mylan and I can say that she is someone that I have learned a lot from be it professionally, personally, or spiritually. When my marriage of 14 years was coming to an end, Theresa gave me a plaque with this bible verse "This is my command, be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 Her strength and faith throughout her struggle is admirable, she will never be forgotten.
- Rhoda Oktela
Please accept my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Theresa. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I worked with Theresa on the Pittsburgh Total Rewards Association. She was a kind and caring person and I will always remember her.
- Adam Primi
I was on the Compensation Board with her, and I always enjoyed her bright smile and her happy spirit. She was very kind and lovely. One enjoyed just being in her presence. She will truly be missed.
- Lynda McDonough
With deepest sympathy to Theresa's family and friends. I worked with Theresa at Dravo. She was a sweet, compassionate and kind woman. Rest in peace with the angels, Theresa.
- Elaine Tokosh
Theresa is the most kind, positive, generous, compassionate and forgiving person I have had the good fortune to befriend. She has touched so many people in her too-short time with us. And that spirit will be with us always. David and I love you, TZG.
- Andrea Deeb

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