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Formerly of North Braddock, a resident of LGAR, age 95, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Michael Dzura for 40 years; loving mother of Jerry (the late Christel) Simpson of Texas, Jack (Roseann) Simpson of Philadelphia, Vera Jean (Ralph) Girman of North Braddock, and Michael "Mickey" (Arlene) Dzura of North Huntingdon; dear grandmother of Jerry Simpson, Jr., Cheryl (Brian) Zagorac, Christine (James) Hinel, Keith (Ann) Dzura, Leslie (Jack) Simpson-Mitchell, Deanna (Joseph) Iannelli, and Jackie (Bill) Tyre; also 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; sister of Gail Bryan of Michigan. Preceded in death by her brothers, John Scott Allshouse, Robert Lee Allshouse, and Stacey Allshouse; and her sister, Joan Smith; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jean was the owner of the former Jean's Beauty Shop in North Braddock and was the former secretary of St. Stephen Byzantine Church in North Huntingdon. She was a director, secretary and treasurer of the Pittsburgh Women's Bowling Association. Jean was also the former secretary and treasurer of the Pennsylvania State Junior Bowling Association. She bowled in 35 consecutive PA and National tournaments. For her accomplishments and volunteer efforts, in 1982, Jean was elected into the Pittsburgh Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame. Friends welcome Sunday 6-8 p.m. and Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek 412-823-9350, where a Parastas will be prayed on Monday at 7 p.m. Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, North Huntingdon, on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Entombment in Penn Lincoln mausoleum. Jean's family extends their deepest gratitude to the staff of LGAR for their devoted care and concern for her. They were awesome!
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from July 19 to July 20, 2014
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