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Nancy L. (Handlos) Lestitian

June 10, 2022


Nancy L. Lestitian

Age 82, passed peacefully on Friday, June 10, 2022, of Whitehall (formerly of Carrick), beloved wife of 61 years to Bill.

Nancy was a strong-willed and independent woman of faith. In 1960, when Bill (her future husband) pulled up alongside of her on Brownsville Road and asked her if she wanted to go for a ride, she replied, "No, but would you like to go for a walk?" Bill parked his car, and thus began a nearly 62-year romance.

Nancy was a caring and loving partner, spouse, and wife to Bill. While she was more comfortable behind the scenes, she was the rock upon which they built their family and their family business, Providence Cabinet Company.

A few things to know about Nancy: She loved Bill, their kids, and family. She sacrificed for her kids' educations, believing that education was the key to bettering themselves and the world. An incredibly spiritual woman, Nancy believed in a God who is merciful, loving and forgiving, and she believed that with death, she will have a new life. She knew her share of illness, of loss and struggles. She fought for the underdog. She was an example of how to be a great person, a loving spouse, a great mum, a Christian, and a friend. Nancy was also humble. She did not seek fancy things, but she appreciated beauty. She loved the history of her family, depression-era glass made on the South Side, and her flower gardens. An avid reader, she would memorize the names of each flower and the correct balance of sun, shade, and water. Nancy worked to find balance. The last thing Nancy said to Bill, "Give me a kiss." And with this, Nancy leaves us to care for and to love each other, and to remember her, a life well-lived.

Nancy was mother of Billy (Debbie), Theresa (Kevin) White and John (JR); proud grandmother of Amanda, Victoria, Abigail, Chloe, Madeleine and Ryan. Great Grandmother of Zane, Azariah and Heidi; sister of the late Norma McDonald and special friend of the family, Kathy Provident.

Friends received Monday from 5-8p.m at the Boron Funeral Home, 1719 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Family asks that you wear a face mask. Funeral Prayers Tuesday at 10AM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Basil Church of Blessed Trinity Parish 1735 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15210 at 10:30 A.M. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Passionist Nuns of Pittsburgh, 2715 Churchview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15227 or to The Seton LaSalle High School Tuition Assistance Fund, 1000 McNeilly Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15226.

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June 13, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Boron Funeral Home, Inc.
1719 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15210

Mass of Christian Burial
June 14, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Basil Church of Blessed Trinity Parish 1735 Brownsville Rd (Pittsburgh, PA)

Committal following funeral services
June 14, 2022

Jefferson Memorial Park
401 Curry Hollow Road
Pleasant Hills, PA 15236

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