The members of the Blackridge Garden Club were saddened at the news of the passing away of one of our cherished members, Kay Bishirjian, on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Kay was an important part of our organization. We will miss her hard work, her good sense, and her warm personality, and we extend our sympathy to Kay's family.
Our BGC President, Nancy Del Presto, remembers Kay: "Although Kay was a member for a relatively short time, she will be remembered as a very smart, capable, and tireless worker who always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. Kay joined the Garden Club soon after presenting a still-memorable program to the membership. After joining she volunteered for the very daunting program committee and her fresh, clever contributions were reflected in the year's interesting speakers and programs. Kay will be remembered, too, for her ever-ready smile and her infectious energy. We will miss her."
Here is a copy of her obituary from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/postgazette/obituary.aspx?n=kathryn-oliverio-bishirjian-kay&pid=150073679.
KATHRYN OLIVERIO "KAY" BISHIRJIAN: On Tuesday, April 5, 2011, Kay Bishirjian, age 83, after a valiant effort to recover from surgical complications, passed peacefully. Kay was born and raised in Fairmont, WV and has lived in Churchill since 1963. She was a caring, devoted, loving person of high character and integrity and the beloved: daughter of the late Luigi and Elizabeth Oliverio; wife of the late Charles H. Bishirjian, mother of Charles A. Bishirjian (Patty Knapp), sister of Mary Ellen Newman, Madeline Oliverio, Dorothy Oliverio, the late Grace Birmingham, Violanda Burns, Anthony Oliverio, sister-in-law, aunt of ten nieces and nephews, and friend and colleague to many. Kay will be deeply missed by her family and friends and serves as an inspiration for those who are left behind. Friends will be received at WOLFE MEMORIAL FOREST HILLS CHAPEL (3604 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15221) from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. this Friday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at Saint John Fisher Catholic Church in Churchill. Donations may be made to: Catholic Charities USA (Catholic Charities USA P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore, MD 21297-1066; ); or Saint John Fisher Church (33 Lewin Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15235). Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb
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