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222 Washington Rd
Mt. Lebanon, PA 15216
412-531-5100

GRETCHEN (McCANDLESS) AMADO

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GRETCHEN (McCANDLESS) AMADO Obituary
AMADO
GRETCHEN (McCANDLESS)
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on June 18, 2014, age 71. She grew up in Butler, PA, one of 11 children born to Lamont and Lucille McCandless. Devoted mother of Sam Amado and Elizabeth "Liz" (Rob) Schaal; loving "Nana" of Josh Schaal; also survived by one brother; five sisters; many nieces and nephews; and her longtime companion, Steve Gusic. Gretchen was preceded in death by her husband, Amel T. Amado. Affectionately known as "Dutch," she was an excellent Bridge player who achieved life master status. Gretchen graduated from Mt. Aloysius College with a degree in Medical Technology and used her degree to work in cancer research. She was dedicated to her family and was a wonderful mother, nana and aunt. She was a Christian woman who was fun, vivacious, loving, and a loyal friend of many. All will be welcomed at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon, Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Service will be held at Laughlin's Saturday morning at 11:30.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from June 19 to June 20, 2014
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