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Wednesday March 28th, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am

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Wednesday March 28th, 2018
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Donna Schellhammer

Schellhammer, Donna, 67, Turtle Creek, Pittsburgh, formerly of East Conemaugh. Died Mar. 23, 2018 in Pittsburgh. Born June 17, 1950, in Johnstown, Daughter of the late Andrew and Helen (Risko) Labosky. Wife of 47 wonderful years to her only love Frank R. Schellhammer. Mother of precious beloved daughter Julie and furry companion dog Dusty. Sister to Andrew, Margaret Luther, Elaine Varmecky, Michael, Thomas, and Robert. Aunt to numerous nieces and nephews on her side and Franks side. Best friend to Patty Scrima, Marianne Mulroy, Mary Louise Turano and many more. 1968 graduate of Conemaugh Valley High School. 1972 graduate of University of Pittsburgh. Donna worked in finance for Equibank in Pittsburgh. Donna was a person who tried to do what would please God, in spite of her human weaknesses. She was passionate about a number of things such as reading, music, sewing, food, people and animals. She liked to make people laugh as much as she liked to laugh. She loved ice cream as long it was smooth and creamy. She had pet peeves like coats on the back of chairs, unclosed doors and drawers, inconsiderate drivers, and illogical people. She was an active member of St. James Catholic Church at 718 Franklin Ave, Wilkinsburg for over 35 years. She and Frank were loving foster parents to 13 children which led to adopting Julie. She was an amazing woman who touched the lives of many and will be so very missed. Friends received from 10 AM to time of Funeral Mass at 11 AM Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church, Wilkinsburg. Additional viewing will be held 3-8 PM Wednesday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Family and friends will meet at Noon Thursday at Harris Funeral Home for procession to Oak Cemetery in Daisytown for Committal Service. (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharris funeralhome.com)

 


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thank you Patty

rebecca luther mason Apr 4 2018 12:00 AM

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one. I personally knew Donna through her sister, Elaine. Donna was a lovely, lovely person. She was so much fun. She loved to laugh. Be assured that God, the Creator of life, is sorry and saddened too. He, as our loving Heavenly Father, will soon eliminate death and bring back to life billions who have been victimized by death. As the last enemy, death will be brought TO NOTHING. (1Corinthians 15:26) All those in the Memorial Tombs will hear his voice and come out...to a resurrection of life. (John 5:28,29). May these promises from God sustain you during this difficult time. Please visit jw.org for further information regarding the beautiful future that lies just ahead.

Tom and Sue Scullion Mar 30 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Julie,

My deepest sympathy to you and your father as you mourn the loss of your mother. I learned of her passing when a neighborhood friend was talking about the funeral service of a wonderful woman from her parish. As she recounted story after story about what an amazing person had been taken from us too soon, I asked her name in order to remember her in prayer. Upon realizing it was your mother, I felt compelled to send a note.

Julie, your mother always was so kind and cheerful when speaking with me in the Oakland Catholic Guidance Office.Your upbeat, friendly, kind manner is part of her legacy to you. May the Holy Spirit guide you as you make your way through this time of loss.

My prayers continue for you and your family.

Mrs. Just

Mrs. Just Mar 30 2018 12:00 AM

To the family I say The Lord is your Sherpard for He will give you peace and comfort!! Let the Joy of the Lord be your Strength!! God bless.

Esther Cherry Mar 28 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donna Schellhammer

Patty Jimenez Mar 27 2018 12:00 AM

Donna was such a joy. She made me feel very welcome as a new quilt guild member. She is the most creative person I have every known. I will miss her laugh and her great sense of humor. Condolences to the family. My prayers are with you.

Eileen Devett Mar 26 2018 12:00 AM

Very sorry for your family's loss. I haven't seen her for many years,but, recognized her face immediately. What a lovely,caring person. I went to school with Donna and Frank and remember them as a couple. Sincerely, Linda (Wike) Miller

Linda Miller (Wike) Mar 26 2018 12:00 AM

Julie, Teresa and I were shocked to hear of your mothers passing. We pray for her soul. We will not be able to attend her funeral service, as we leave to go to Italy that morning. Please remember us and if we can be of any help let us know. You can contact us through our daughter, Veronica Dristas, director of Global Studies at Pitt. God bless you and your family.

Thomas Dristas

Thomas Dristas Mar 25 2018 12:00 AM

A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was ordered on March 25, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Mar 25 2018 12:00 AM

Uncle Frank and Julie, sorry for your loss. Aunt Donna was truly a great and wonderful person. I know I'm going to miss her deeply. Prayers and hugs, God Bless.

Ted and Robin Heinlein Mar 25 2018 12:00 AM

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