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93, of Longwood at Oakmont, formerly of the East End of Pittsburgh, died Friday, February 1, 2013. She was born July 28, 1919 in Youngstown, Ohio. She grew up in Edgewood and was educated at Chatham University, formerly Pennsylvania College for Women. Louise married Nicholas Rittenhouse Criss, Jr. on February 9, 1943. Saturday would have been their 70th wedding anniversary. Louise was a tireless supporter of many organizations. She was a member and officer of the Rockledge Garden Club for over 60 years. She served on many committees and as Elder and Deacon for East Liberty Presbyterian Church. In 2006 she became a member of Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church. Louise served on the Board for the Jane Holmes Residence for many years. A true anglophile, Louise loved to travel, making many trips to London during her lifetime. She loved spending time with family, friends and was a founding member of P.O.E.T.S social club of Briarcliff Road. Louise was preceded in death by her husband; her sister, Barbara Caldwell Blackburn; and her sons, Nicholas Rittenhouse Criss III of San Diego and Russell Caldwell Criss of O'Hara. She is survived by her daughter, Sally (Criss) Allan of Pittsburgh; her sister, Marjorie Caldwell Berlin of Naples FL; her grandchildren, Catherine (Criss) Parker, Nicholas Rittenhouse Criss IV, Elizabeth Criss, John Criss, Louise Criss, Jim Allan, David Allan, Bobby Allan; and two great- grandchildren. Friends and relatives will be received on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. (412) 828-3535. A Funeral Service will be held in the Old Chapel of Homewood Cemetery, 1599 S. Dallas Ave., Pgh., 15217 on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHAPEL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Chatham University, Pittsburgh PA.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Feb. 3 to Feb. 6, 2013
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