Laureen M. (Rosiak) Hartman
Age 71, on Monday, October 15, 2018, of Brentwood. Wife of Jack W. Hartman. Mother of Matthew (Milgren) Hartman, Sarah Hartman (Sarah Pohuly), and the late Jonathan Hartman. Grammy of Melvin, Mayumi, Josiah, and Elijah. Daughter of the late Mathew and Laura Rosiak. Sister-in-Law of Jean Hartman. Aunt of Dan, Tom, and Larry Hartman, and Susan Boscoe, and the late Kathleen DeMarco. Visitations Wednesday 7-9 PM and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Boron Funeral Home, Inc., 1719 Brownsville Road. Funeral Prayers on Friday at 9:45 AM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Sylvester Church at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to People Concerned for the Unborn Child (P.C.U.C.) or the Anna Seethaler Hospital in Oaxaca, Mexico - C/o Rev. Scott Seethaler, St. Conrad Friary, 9448 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park PA 15101.
(A little about her)
Married 50 Years. She celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary in the nursing home on September 7th this year. Unfortunately, she was unable to have the bigger event we anticipated prior to her illness.
A Loving Mother and Grammy. Matthew, Jonathan and Sarah, and Grandchildren Melvin, Josiah, Elijah and Mayumi.
Lifelong Brentwood Resident. She lived in 2 childhood houses (Brownsville Road and Sceneridge Avenue) and 2 adulthood houses (Dalewood Street and Brownsville Road) – all in Brentwood.
Registered Nurse. She graduated from Montefiore Hospital School of Nursing where she made lifelong nursing school friends. She worked at South Hills Pediatrics and Brentwood Medical Group for many years.
Pro-Life. She worked with People Concerned for the Unborn Child (PCUC) for many years as a board member and was a leader in organizing the annual banquets. She hosted a number of back yard picnics for candidates who supported her beliefs.
A dedicated Catholic. She was honored by the Bishop with the Manifestation of the Kingdom Award. She was a leader of St. Sylvester’s worship committee and organized many St. Sylvester events including bus tours to Niagara Falls, Gettysburg and Saint Elizabeth Seton Shrine.
Traveler. In her teens she set out to Oakland CA twice to visit an elderly couple that had lived in Brentwood. During nursing school, she made a trip to Conneaut Lake and made sure to drop in and see Jack Hartman. She went to the Pirates spring training camp in Bradenton and to two Cactus League training camps in Arizona. Later in life her travels centered on Disney World, Gettysburg, California and, of course, Bear Delaware to visit Matthew and his family.
Believer in the diversity of the community. She welcomed and supported those who started their new life in America. She organized St. Sylvester Seder diners to help Catholics get to know Jewish traditions. She brought awareness of different cultures by having visiting priests come to her home to speak about India.
Cook. She was an active participant in a rotating gourmet group of mostly Brentwood couples always including a “Mystery Guest”. For other parties, those who knew her anticipated her unique favorites – such as frozen cherry cream dessert, or brown sugar mini-dogs. She had a large collection of cook books always seeking new ideas.
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People Concerned for the Unborn Child
3050 Pioneer Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15226