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1928 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Age 85, a longtime resident of the Pittsburgh area, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, May 12, 2014, at her home in Gibsonia. Nancy is survived by her sons, Michael, Kenneth, and Timothy (Lynette). She is also survived by niece, Christina Hall; grandchildren, Timothy, Kristen, Jesse, and Nikki Fair; and great-grandchildren, Rachael, Jakob, and Morgan Bindas, Maisie Ruble, Ashlyn Fair, and Bria Harskowitch. Nancy married Theodore Fair July 10, 1948, in Chicago. She was predeceased by him in December 1996. Nancy was also predeceased by her daughter, Janet Marie Fair, in August of 2013. Nancy's life was dedicated to her family and the community. She was a longtime, active member of the Bakerstown Presbyterian Church. Nancy was also the coordinator of Pittsburgh Adoption Lifeline. Born Jeannine Adeline Vincent on October 24, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan, Nancy was adopted by Jessie and George Hall at the age of four. Her desire to discover her roots and the realization that there were many other adoptees just like her who needed to meet and share their lives with their birth parents, led her to co-found the Pittsburgh Adoption Lifeline in October 1976. Through this group, over 500 adoptees were able to locate, meet, and establish lasting and meaningful relationships with their birth parents. Nancy's expertise in the search process enabled her to attain her lifelong dream of meeting her birth mother. In June 1977, Nancy met her sister Mary of Detroit. In August of 1977, she met her birth mother, Carol Hoxie. In October, on her 50th birthday, she met her brother, Bert. Nancy and her birth mother Carol maintained a close relationship until Carol's death in 1980. Jean and Mary are close friends and have visited often over years. Nancy was president of the Pittsburgh Adoption Lifeline until her retirement from the group in 2006. The SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, in Bakerstown, PA has been entrusted with arrangements. Please offer a personal tribute to Nancy at A graveside Memorial Service with military honors will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 1 p.m. when Nancy and Theodore are interred together in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Ted and Betty Rice Fountain of Love Memorial Fund care of Bakerstown Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 127, Bakerstown, PA 15007.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on May 14, 2014
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