Beatrice Scalzi Browand
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Passed away on September 4, 2009 at her home in Upper St. Clair, Pa. Born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on March 2, 1948 to the late Philip R. and Leona Rotondo Scalzi, she was a graduate of Yorkville High School and Ohio State University with a degree in sociology. On April 29, 1972, she married her beloved husband, Thomas Browand, at St. Mary's Church in Martins Ferry, Ohio. She was a lifelong homemaker, devoted mother and spouse, and resident of Upper St. Clair for over 21 years. Beatrice was actively involved in her community as well as numerous political causes throughout her adult life. As a conservative Republican strategist, she coordinated and managed many political campaigns for local, state, and national candidates. She was recently very active with the Development Committee of the Republican Committee of Allegheny County and was a member of the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee. She also proudly served as a member of the Allegheny County Ethics Commission since its inception. For her diligent work and services in these causes, Bea received many honors, including the Allegheny County Republican Committee's "Spirit of Lincoln" award, Upper St. Clair's Republican of the Year award, and an invitation to the White House in recognition of her volunteer political work in March 2006. She was an active member of St. Louise de Marillac Catholic Church and the de Marillac Guild. Bea was deeply committed to her faith and displayed great strength throughout her battle with cancer for the past eleven years. Bea is survived by her husband of 37 years, Thomas, their two sons, Jeremy of Boston, Massachusetts and Nathaniel (Nicole) of Brooklyn, New York and granddaughter Camilla. Bea also leaves behind her sisters, Elaine Hopkins of Bratenahl, Ohio and Sylvia Huntsman (Stanley) of Austin, Texas, and a brother, P. Gregory Scalzi (Joyce) of Carolina Shores, North Carolina. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends. Public visitation will be held on September 7th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at BEINHAUER FUNERAL HOME, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, (724) 941-3211. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Tuesday September 8th at St. Louise De Marillac Church, 320 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241, followed by burial at Queen of Heaven cemetery. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be sent to the American Cancer Society. Please add or view tributes at
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Sep. 5, 2009.
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September 7, 2009
To the Scalzi and Browand Families,

My Deepest Sympathies to all of you

I'm Gertrude and Lawrence Closser's
granddaughter. We'll always remember
your kind grandmother, Mrs. Scalzi
and those old days on 2nd Avenue.

You can be at comfort knowing Bea Bea
is with all her relatives who have
gone before her now.

September 7, 2009
To Gregory, Elaine, and Sylvia (Brother and Sisters of Beatrice).
Please do accept my Deepest Sympathy in the passing of your beloved sister, Beatrice.
I am Lois Ann Sgalla Rizzo. My grandparents, Lawrence and Gertrude
Closser, lived across the street on 2'nd Avenue, in Yorkville, from your grandmother, Mrs. Scalzi.
My twin sister, Joetta, and I attended Yorkville High School with Bea Bea.
I also work in a Catholic School in Steubenville and I was told by the school psychologist about Beatrice's condition. Since that time, I have offered prayers for her and all of you.
The last time that I saw any of you was a few years ago at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling at your at Connie Gala's funeral.
Again, please accept my Sympathy and may God Comfort all of you.
Sincerely in Christ's Love,

Lois Ann Sgalla Rizzo
September 7, 2009
In addition to her work for political candidates, Bea was an active supporter of land conservation and for providing recreational uses for public land that were consistent with important land management principles. I remember and appreciate her speaking out for these goals.
Preston Shimer
September 6, 2009
Hello Bea's family,

I had the pleasure of working with Bea in Upper St Clair. She is an amazing woman and her legacy will live on! Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Andrea Riberi
September 5, 2009
To Tom and your family, We are so saddened by the loss of Bea. She was brave beyond words in so many ways. She gave herself completely to causes that were important to all of us. One could always trust Bea for an honest answer and to complete a task. She was above all, a good friend, as are you, Tom.
We will visit with you on Monday. Rachel and Ched Mertz
Rachel and Ched Mertz
September 5, 2009
Tom and sons,
Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the passing on your wife, and mother. Thinking back 20 plus years ago when we first met through our sons with the YMCA Indian Guides program, brought back memories of your close family. We all know that she is now in a better place, your faith will get you through these difficult times.
Frank Romano
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