Dorothy Mae Harnaha

November 25, 1948March 28, 2019

Dorothy "Butchie" Mae (Rupp) Harnaha, age 70, of Pine Township formerly of the North Side, after a five year battle with breast cancer, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Loving wife of 32 years to Terry A. Harnaha; devoted mother of Jess Sollner and her husband Eden of McCandless Township; proud Grandma of Phoenix; sister of Sylvia Zipay, William Rupp, Nancy Nicoll and Chuck Rupp.

Dorothy, a woman raised in the Lutheran faith was a great lover of life and all the experiences it had to offer. Family was always her utmost importance. She taught everyone she encountered to constantly be thinking of others rather than focusing on self. Music, dancing, going to the beach, soaking in the sun, eating good food, being a world traveler and watching her Pittsburgh Pirate games brought her great joy. Creativity and making a beautiful home were gifts she held that were admired by many. She will be remembered by all as a gorgeous woman with great strength and a big heart.

Family and friends are welcome to celebrate her life on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 1 PM until time of service at 2 PM at the H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Inc., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township. (412-364-4444.) Donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Dorothy's memory. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, April 13, 2019

Dorothy Mae Harnaha

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