Age 95, of Pittsburgh, most recently of Bridgeville, passed away peacefully while in hospice care after battling COVID on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Although Mom has taken the final steps of her earthly journey, as a strong believer, we have faith that she was finally called home to be with our Lord, and Jesus has already prepared a place for her. She will be anxiously welcomed by her beloved husband Bill and many loving family members.
Teresa, better known as Pat to her friends, affectionately known as "Aunt Patsy" or Gram to her adoring family is survived by her sons, Tom (Tina Colona), and Tim (Diane Palyo), and daughters Sue Wood (Robert "Woody") and Sandy Cain (Tim). Pat was preceded in death by her beloved husband William "Bill" Foster, and her sisters Audrey Collins, Gerri Braun, Virginia (Ginny) Flowers-Leason, Nancy Cronin, Edith DiPerna, and brother Melvin Vogel.
Gram is beloved by 12 Grandchildren, Dana (Mauro), Devin (Dawn), Erika (Tommy), Tami (Justin), Justin (Amy), Ryan (Katie), Katelyn, Brian, Adam, Michael, Axton and Tianna; and 15 Great-grandchildren, Dea, Dominic, Dylan, Stella, Nora, Max, Mia, Lola, Nico, Mila, Gio, Adelina, Ezra, Ella, and Katrina. She is also beloved and will be missed by many nieces and nephews.
She is loved and treasured by all, will be dearly missed, but fondly remembered. I know my mom, everyone's Gram, would want to be remembered for her smile, her laughter, her sense of humor, her patience, her prayerful guidance, her caring helpful nature and how she always looked beautiful and ready to go. I've heard her granddaughters say they never saw their Gram in the same outfit twice.
Remembering her, we'll never forget that her long 95 year journey was never easy – she lost the love of her life, her beloved best-friend Bill 38 years ago, she beat cancer, broken bones and every other ailment thrown her way, but amazingly and unselfishly never ever complained. Ever! And mom never had anything bad to say about anyone – we all need to better follow her example.
My mom was a living testimony to the value of family. Through all of her challenges in life she was fueled by family. The love she had for her wonderful sisters, her rock Bill, and her amazing, dedicated family of kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids powered her drive to thrive for 95 amazingly beautiful years! She taught us the true secret to a long life – family!
The highest tribute to death is not grief, but gratitude. Her loving family is sad that her long earthy journey is over, but so thankful that we were graced by her positive, loving, caring spirit for so long. Remember her always, smile when you think about her, and be at peace knowing that finally Bill and Pat, Mom and Dad, Gram and Pap are together forever! Love you Mom! God Bless You!! Until our Family is together again. PRIVATE FAMILY ONLY Viewing 12-2:00p.m. Friends welcome for a DRIVE THROUGH VISITATION 3-5p.m. TUESDAY , William Slater II Funeral Service (412-563-2800) 1650 Greentree Rd, Scott Twp 15220, PLEASE ENTER VIA GREENTREE ROAD ENTRANCE. Limited public visitation per Covid-19 guidelines (face masks required and social distancing) 5-8p.m. in the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00a.m., WEDNESDAY in Holy Child Catholic Church, Bridgeville. www.slaterfuneral.com