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Ann Lyn Becker Vaux Witt died peacefully September 30th 2022
She was born October 9th 1932 in Pittsburgh PA. She lived a glorious 89 years full of love, generosity, compassion, challenges, insight, and charity.
She was the daughter of Robert T Becker and Winifred R Brugge and the sister to Carol Brumm.
With her first husband, James E Vaux, she had 3 children, James Vaux, deceased (Sue Rizzo), Theodore Vaux and Lyn Vaux (Peter Hanson).
She remarried Richard C Witt (deceased) in 1981 and her family grew with three beloved stepchildren, Richard Witt (Tracy Leavitt), Amy Witt (Hans Hackett) and Jennifer Love (Scott).
She was a proud grandmother to Lucas and Anna Hanson, proud stepgrandmother to Asa Witt and Elijah and Spencer Love, and Auntie Ann to Connie and Flip Brumm.
Ann Lyn grew up in Ingomar and attended North Hills HS. She then graduated with a Bachelors of Science from Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University).
Her life was devoted to family, faith, and philanthropic organizations. She contributed greatly to the two Episcopal parishes she was a member of, singing in the choir, a member of the alter guild and volunteering on numerous church beautification committees. She was a member of the sisterhood of PEO (Philanthropic Education Organization) for over 60 years. Of the many things that brought her joy, she loved the theater–The Pittsburgh Public Theater, The CLO, and Broadway. She easily was in the audience of over 300 performances.
During the middle of her life Ann Lyn raised funds for the Pittsburgh Symphony, the and the Guyasuta Garden Club, started a girls AAU track club and ran her own retail store, The Athletic Attic in the old Northway Mall with her son Ted.
Her later years were spent nurturing her passion for nature. She and her husband Dick traveled extensively around the US and Canada taking in the beauty of those two countries. Her time at home was lovingly spent designing and landscaping the properties where she lived. A bit of earth was all she needed to plant and grow and create. Her motto (which made us all laugh) was “You can never have enough mulch”.
Blessings to you mom, Ann Lyn!
Service will be at 3:00pm on Saturday October 22nd
Christ Episcopal Church North Hills
5910 Babcock Blvd Pittsburgh PA 15237
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to
Rural & Migrant Ministry
PO Box 475 Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520
(in Ann Lyn’s name)Ann
Arrangement entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, Robinson Township.