OBITUARY

Ada Nye

June 25, 1926April 10, 2018
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Ada Mae (Papanu) Nye, age 91 of McCandless, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Ada was born June 25, 1926 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Peter and Ruth Papanu. She was a graduate of the former Allegheny High School. She started her career working as the secretary for First Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. It was at the church where she met her husband, the late Victor M. Nye. After moving to the North Hills, Ada continued her education and became a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant. Ada grew up in a musical and theatrical family and became a child star in Pittsburgh. She sang and danced on the Dickie Dawes show, was the vocalist with McBride’s Music Makers and performed with the Glenshaw Players. She also played piano and sang in the church choir. She was a former member of the North Hills Christian Church. Ada was very involved with the American Contract Bridge League, having achieved the rank of Silver Life Master. She was a well-respected competitor in the Women’s Pairs and Swiss Team events in Sectionals, Regionals and Nationals. She played against Charles Goren and actor, Omar Sharif, having placed 6th overall in the Women’s Pairs at the 1976 Nationals, held in Pittsburgh. Ada is survived by her children, Aimi Long and Victor (Ellen) Nye; seven grandchildren, Brooke Pegher, Devon Long, Bud Nye, Casey Nye, William Knichel, Kristy Knichel Bartolozzi and Kandy Knichel Barkley, as well as eleven great grandchildren. Friends will be received Saturday from 2-4 pm in the H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Inc., 1032 Perry Hwy, Ross Twp., 412-364-4444. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Senior Hearts Rescue and Renewal, P.O. Box 187, Bradford Woods, PA 15015. To offer condolences, please visit www.brandtfuneralhome.com

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  • Visitation Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Robert Johnson

April 14, 2018

Its been a long time since I've seen any of the Nyes but I remember Vic and Ada and Aimi was just a bit younger than me and Vic was real little, You would come to the "Family reunions" at my Mothers house in Avalon until they dwindled off.

It's always sad when we lose touch with extended family but that's the way it goes. It is sadder to lose a parent. My mother Millie daughter of Margret Peck (our connection) died a couple of years ago. Rejoice in their lives and let their memory live thru us.

She and you are remembered with a smile.

Robert Johnson
Bob
Lynchburg, VA

Linda Creswell-Hartman

April 13, 2018

Aimi,Buddy, Ellen and family, our sympathies on Aunt Tootie's death. I remember her as caring and with a marvelous sense of humor. Linda

Marilyn Burke

April 13, 2018

Ada was a kind, gracious lady and a fine bridge player. My deepest sympathy to her family,
Marilyn Burke

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Biography

Ada Mae (Papanu) Nye, age 91 of McCandless, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Ada was born June 25, 1926 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Peter and Ruth Papanu. She was a graduate of the former Allegheny High School. She started her career working as the secretary for First Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. It was at the church where she met her husband, the late Victor M. Nye. After moving to the North Hills, Ada continued her education and became a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant.
Ada grew up in a musical and theatrical family and became a child star in Pittsburgh. She sang and danced on the Dickie Dawes show, was the vocalist with McBride’s Music Makers and performed with the Glenshaw Players. She also played piano and sang in the church choir. She was a former member of the North Hills Christian Church. Ada was very involved with the American Contract Bridge League, having achieved the rank of Silver Life Master. She was a well-respected competitor in the Women’s Pairs and Swiss Team events in Sectionals, Regionals and Nationals. She played against Charles Goren and actor, Omar Sharif, having placed 6th overall in the Women’s Pairs at the 1976 Nationals, held in Pittsburgh.
Ada is survived by her children, Aimi Long and Victor (Ellen) Nye; seven grandchildren, Brooke Pegher, Devon Long, Bud Nye, Casey Nye, William Knichel, Kristy Knichel Bartolozzi and Kandy Knichel Barkley, as well as eleven great grandchildren. Friends will be received Saturday from 2-4 pm in the H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Inc., 1032 Perry Hwy, Ross Twp., 412-364-4444. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Senior Hearts Rescue and Renewal, P.O. Box 187, Bradford Woods, PA 15015. To offer condolences, please visit www.brandtfuneralhome.com