HEATHER LEIGH HILTERMAN
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HILTERMAN
HEATHER LEIGH
Age 41, of Ingram, formerly of Mt. Lebanon, unexpectedly due to unforeseen medical complications, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Beloved daughter of Michael and Janet (McCartney) Hilterman; sister of Molly Hilterman. Predeceased by grandparents, Edward and Audrey Ryan; George and Ruth McCartney. Niece of Margaret (Gary) Graham, George and Carol McCartney, Kathleen (Lawrence Feltz) McCartney, Eileen (Joseph Cirelli) McCartney, and the late Joseph Hilterman; also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, faculty, staff, students, and many friends. Heather was a graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School, received her Bachelor's at IUP, and two Master's degrees from Duquesne University. She then started her teaching career with kindergarten, then taught upper elementary at St. Benedict the Moor, until promoted to Principal for the last five years. Heather was the recipient of the Diocese of Pittsburgh "Golden Apple" Award for excellence in education. She was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, and loved Harry Potter, and Disney. The strength of Heather's character made her a leader and her sense of humor, wit, and irony kept us all entertained. From her extremely close family, to her childhood camping buddies, to her sorority sisters, to her staff and students; the impact of her life will continue to echo through the years. Family and friends received Saturday and Sunday 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the SCHEPNER-MCDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, 165 Noble, Ave., Crafton. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 10 a.m. in St. Benedict the Moor Church. (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Memorial contributions may be made in Heather's name to St. Benedict the Moor's School, 631 Watt St., Pgh., 15219.



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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from May 12 to May 14, 2017.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Mass of Christian Burial
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St. Benedict the Moor Church
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18 entries
May 10, 2018
I did not know Heather well, only of her through her mother and beautiful sister. I love her because of my love and respect for this family. In this time of reflection, I hold these people close to my heart and in my prayers.
Debbie Will
Acquaintance
May 24, 2017
SECOND ATTEMPT
Dear Jan, Mike & Molly
We received late notice of the sudden passing of Heather. You are on our hearts & in our prayers. Heather meant so much to so many. She made a difference to All whom she touched. The loss of a child/sister leaves such a hole in the Family. May the tender compassion of our Risen Lord bring you PEACE; those beautiful memories-comfort.
Sincerely, Betty & Mike Durr
Betty Durr
May 23, 2017
Betty Durr
May 16, 2017
I had a class at Duquesne University with Heather. She was a very kind person and a passionate educator. My condolences.
Michelle Fossum
May 15, 2017
Sending prayers to Ms. Hilterman's family and the students, family, and staff of St. Benedict the Moor. Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal. Please do not hesitate to call upon us for anything.Love,Jessica and Xavier Ruffin
Jessica Ruffin
May 14, 2017
To Heather's family,

I am so, so sorry. Heather was a wonderful person. She taught my sons in fifth and sixth grades. Then I taught alongside her two years later. I went on to become principal at Thea Bowman just before she became principal at St. Benedict. We called on each other whenever we needed something. She was smart, funny and compassionate. I will miss her as will many, many people. My deepest sympathy to you.

Rita Canton
May 13, 2017
Janet,

So sorry to learn of your daughter's death. It must be so hard! She was such a successful person with a bright future ahead. Cheryl Lane Ursitz
May 13, 2017
Janet I'm so so sorry for your family sure sounds like such a great girl.she looks so much like you.im thinking of you. Barb tonetti.
May 13, 2017
You will truly be missed you were a star that shines bright you taught us that we could be anything in life that we want to be as long as we believe you also taught us to respect others and be kind to everyone we love you and miss you you will never be forgotten love Jaiden Shepherd
Jaiden Shepherd
May 12, 2017
Molly, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I will pray for all of you.
Pamela (Dancisin)Fitch
Pamela Dancisin - Fitch
May 12, 2017
All the single words contained within a dictionary will not be enough to describe Heather, nor express my sorrow. Heaven has a new angel, and her name is Heather. My prayers for her and her family. It was a privilege to know and stand beside her as member of the faculty of St. Benedict the Moor.
Terry Cwiklik
May 12, 2017
My heart is broken.
Carol Cardone
May 12, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May the God who "binds up the broken-hearted" and "comforts all who mourn",sustain you and your family during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1,2


GD
May 12, 2017
I ache for your loss. I am without words other than 'I am so sorry'.
Debbie Will
May 12, 2017
Linda Kirk
May 12, 2017
Hilterman Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Heather was my sister's friend. I will always remember how sweet she was. My heart is breaking for you.
Lynn Jones
May 12, 2017
Sending my condolences to the family during this time, please find comfort from God's word during this time. John6:40
c t
May 12, 2017
May the Lord's peace be with the Hilterman/McCartney family and extended to the staff, students, their families, and the St. Benedict the Moor parish, as well. Ms. Hilterman was an awesome woman and an amazing principal/boss. I will forever remember the support and genuine understanding...the unconditional compassion that she gave to me. She will truly be missed.
Jennifer Scott
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