Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc.

1014 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA


Phyllis S. Varga

March 12, 1929August 24, 2019

Phyllis S. Varga, 90, of Brighton Heights, passed away Saturday August 24, 2019 in Caring Heights Community Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 12, 1929 in Lycippus, Pa. daughter of the late Charles A. Struble and Madeline Welty Struble.

Mrs. Varga was a 1948 graduate of Bellevue High School.

Prior to retirement she worked in housekeeping at the Masonic Eastern Star Home in Pittsburgh. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, North Hills Chapter 526 and remained an active member for over 65 years. Phyllis was a member of Emanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bellevue and volunteered her time at Meals-on-Wheels Brighton Heights location.

On September 4, 1959 she married her beloved Dean Varga, who passed away July 17, 2001. Phyllis adored her family and friends, loved watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, enjoyed reading, volunteering, and supporting various animal charities. She loved doggies. Her bright smile will be greatly missed. Special thanks to Heartland Hospice.

Surviving are a son, Dale Varga and wife Carolyn of North Fayette Twp., several cousins, nieces, and nephew. Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are two brothers, John “Jack” Struble and William W. Struble.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm in the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., 1014 California Ave., Avalon, PA 15202 (412-766-5600), where services will be held Wednesday at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pa Chapter (act.alz.org) or Animal Rescue League of Western Pa. (www.nokillnetwork.org)


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 28, 2019


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Theresa Varga

August 27, 2019

Dearest Dale & Carolyn, Ray and I send our heartfelt condolences to you both on the passing of your dear Mother. Aunt Phyllis had a beautiful heart and ready smile that was infectious. I tend to think that Heaven has a massive library where GOD keeps the books on our lives. Aunt Phyllis' "book of life" will be filed under "Exceptionally Loving People". Our love and prayers are with you both. Raymond & Theresa

Susan Falk

August 25, 2019

Phyllis was one of my favorite people at Emanuel's. Always a smile on her face and a willingness to help in any way she could. After Emanuel's had closed, I would occasionally run into her and we would share one story after another. My prayers are with Dean and the rest of her family.