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H.P. Brandt Funeral Home

1032 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA

OBITUARY

Betty D. Garby

May 4, 1928August 25, 2019
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Betty D. (Stein) Garby, age 91 of West View, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late John F. Garby, Sr.; adored daughter of Edward and Isabella (Gangloff) Stein; loving mother of James (Alice) Garby, John (Kelley) Garby, Jr., Kathleen (Danny) DeWald, Barb (Woody) Williams and Robert (Sandy) Garby; proud grandmother of Theresa, James, Christopher and Meghan; proud great-grandmother of Amanda and Star Lynn; sister of the late Marie Trautman, LaVerne Stein and Edward Stein. Betty is also survived by many nieces, nephews and an "adopted" grandson Alex.

Betty grew up in Buffalo, New York, where she was a founding member of the "George Street Gang." After she married and moved to Elma, New York, she was active in local politics and was head of her party's voting inspectors for many years; in Elma, she was a member of Annunciation Church. In her spare time, Betty enjoyed crafting, couponing and solving word-search puzzles. But, when asked, Betty would say that her greatest and proudest accomplishments were raising her five children and taking care of her husband. Betty will be deeply missed by her family and friends and will always be remembered for her quick wit, curiosity, attention to details and organizational skills.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Inc., 1032 Perry Hwy, Ross Twp., 412-364-4444. Condolences may be offered online at www.brandtfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the American Heart Association or the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association. A Mass and Memorial Service celebrating Betty's life will take place in September in Elma, New York.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2019

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Cheryl Jerge Potts

September 21, 2019

Jim,John ,Kathy, Barb and Bob, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. I have many happy memories of talking and laughing for hours at the picnic table.Your Mom would be sitting on the porch and respectfully bring the flag in each night at dusk. Barb, I regret that when you reached out to me ,about Pam, that I was not gracious. I apologize. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Fr. Gene Ulrich, Pastor, The Pastoral Staff and Annunciation Parishioners Ulrich

September 3, 2019

May God support us all the day long,
till the shades lengthen and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over, and our work is done.
Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging,
and a holy rest and peace at the last.
-Cardinal Newman

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