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Darcy Mueller

  • On June 24, 2020
  • 22 Comments

On June 23, 2020, Darcy Mueller lost her six-month battle with brain cancer, but don’t remember her for that. Instead, remember the always-on-the-go lady who loved music, nursing and being active.

Darcy, in her 61 years of life, spent her time singing in the choir at Holy Trinity, biking on the Montour trail with her husband, Dave, and lounging at the Robinson pool. She took a walk every day – rain, snow or shine – and may have known the neighborhood dogs’ names better than the humans.

She was incredibly proud of and passionate about her career in nursing, especially her job as the Sto-Rox School nurse. She even informed the doctors that they will have to do the March physicals in her place if she wasn’t out of the hospital in time. She enjoyed being part of the students’ lives, especially helping at proms, homecomings and any other events.

As the resident photographer at family events, she made sure everything was documented and although many moaned, the family was grateful. Make sure you take a photo next time you are with your loved ones, or just because!

Darcy is survived by her husband of 40 years, Dave, and two daughters, Stephanie Pedersen and Natalie Mueller. She was loved by many. Her family included her son-in-law, Brad Pedersen; her aunt, Patty Claus; sister, Cheryl Lieb and family; and brother, Bill Dolinick and family and the extended family of the Mueller side.

Please join the family in remembering the good times on Monday, June 29, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, 5405 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Township, PA 15136. (412) 787-1800. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 5718 Steubenville Pike, McKees Rocks, PA 15136.

The family is also hosting a memorial celebration on July 11, 2020. If you would like to join, please contact Stephanie Pedersen or Dave Mueller for details.

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22 Comments

Gayle Streib
  • Jun 24 2020
Condolences to the Mueller family for the loss of Darcy who was an inspiration to all on Fawnvue Drive as she walked daily and rode bikes frequently with Dave. She will be sadly missed as she was always friendly and compassionate and a wonderful next door neighbor for the past 27 years. May she Rest In Peace in heaven!! The Streib Family
Melanie Kerber
  • Jun 24 2020
Dear Dave, Stephanie and Natalie: I am shocked to learn of Darcy’s death and so very sorry for your loss. She was always the first to volunteer for anything at Sto-Rox and was passionate about her work and commitment to students. When I was struggling she always had a friendly message and a listening ear. I use a bar daily to do squats that she gave me. My deepest sympathies. Melanie Kerber, Ocean Pines, Md
Annette and David Condeluci
  • Jun 25 2020
So very sorry to hear of Darcy’s passing - please accept our sympathies. She sang with our West Hills Choir in the late eighties, and was always such a joy to be around. Sending our love and prayers.
Chris Stys
  • Jun 25 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss, your mother was a special person, my mother loved her like a sister. God bless you and your family.
Beth Harvey
  • Jun 25 2020
To the Mueller Family, I am so saddened at the loss of Darcy. I have worked with her for many years and will miss seeing her!!! She was always so positive, I will miss our talks and her little gifts she would give me "just because" like her jam from your yard. Please take comfort in knowing that she was appreciated and loved by many. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Beth Harvey
Sharon Helfrich
  • Jun 25 2020
I will miss Darcy at our monthly Book Clubs, she always was an enthusiastic participant and took notes on every book. She was a big supporter of Robinson Library as a Friend of the Library and volunteer for Book Sales and other events.
George
  • Jun 25 2020
My sincere condolences to the Mueller family. I pray for peace in this time of sadness. Darcy was dedicated to the students and was very thorough with what she did. She would always try and crack a joke and make you smile. She will be truly missed.
Gail Gregg
  • Jun 25 2020
So sorry for your loss. She was a very vibrant lady.
Gail Piole
  • Jun 26 2020
Good To All, Darcy will be missed as a neighbor, friend and colleague. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone.
andrea palmer
  • Jun 26 2020
Dave, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Darcy as a sweet kind person even though I haven't seen her since we graduated I never forgot her she was just that kind of person. prayers to you and your family, with my deepest sympathies andrea (sabatowski) palmer
Rebecca Seiner
  • Jun 26 2020
We were so sorry to hear of Darcy passing. Keeping you in ours prayers and wishing you strength for the days ahead. Becky, Henry, Jake and Bailey Seiner
Pam Santoro
  • Jun 26 2020
Dave, Stephaine and Natalie, You have my deepest sympathy. Darcy had a smile that said everything would be alright. I remember all the preschool years before we moved from Pittsburgh. Such wonderful memories of all of you especially your Mom. God bless you all. Love, Pam
Sophie Shuhilo
  • Jun 26 2020
Dear Dave, Stephanie and Natalie. I am so very sorry to hear of Darcy's passing. I have worked with Darcy for 20 years at the Sto- Rox School District. She was a wonderful person, nurse and friend. Darcy was never too busy to listen to you or to give you any advice. Darcy was very kind and thoughtful. I will truly miss you Darcy, along with our many conversations. May Darcy's memory be eternal! Rest In Peace my Friend! With my deepest sympathy, Sophie Shuhilo
Marcy Banas
  • Jun 26 2020
Dave, Stephanie and Natalie, Our sympathy to you on the passing of your wife and mom. Darcy will be dearly missed. We have seen her love for all on her daily walks and have returned that love. Cooper would recognize her and wag his tail as fast as he could to get her attention. Of course she would see him and come running over laughing all the way to greet him with a treat. No matter what time of the year, whether she was wearing shorts or bundled up in snow pants and a ski jacket, Darcy would always spare a moment to make her furry friends happy. Of course it gave us a minute to say a few words also. May she Rest In Peace. You will be dearly missed by all dear friend and neighbor. Ken, Marcy, Danielle and Cooper
Sophie Shuhilo
  • Jun 26 2020
Dear Dave, Stephanie and Natalie, I was so sorry to hear of Darcy's passing. I worked with Darcy for 20 years at the Sto-Rox School District. Darcy was a wonderful person, nurse and friend. She was never too busy to listen to you or give you advice. I will truly miss you, Darcy, and our conversations. May your Memory be Eternal! Rest In Peace my Friend! With my deepest sympathy, Sophie Shuhilo
Sophie Shuhilo
  • Jun 26 2020
Dear Dave, Stephanie and Natalie, You have my deepest sympathy on Darcy's passing. I worked with Darcy at the Sto-Rox School District. Darcy was a wonderful person, nurse and friend. I will miss Darcy and our many conversations very much. Rest In Peace my Friend! May your memory be eternal! Sophie Shuhilo
Rhea R Kraszewski
  • Jun 27 2020
I remember Darcy at Montour Band Camp. She was a hard worker and a wonderful person. I always enjoyed spending time with her. She was a joy to be around.
Kathy Conrad
  • Jun 27 2020
Dear Darcy- I find I am already missing our walks together and our talks about life, family (daughters), vacations, sewing, making cookies and her love of making jam. We also would discuss retirement which I think she was looking forward to when the time came. And me selfishly thinking time for walks would be unlimited. I miss you friend, I see you whenever I pass the berry bushes and of course pass your house. Always in my heart.
Sue Neal
  • Jun 27 2020
My deepest sympathies to the Mueller family. I worked with Darcy at Sto-Rox she was a very helpful and nice person. She was always there to help whenever and wherever she was needed. May god bless you and your family in your time of sorrow. 🙏🙏
Marcy Banas
  • Jun 28 2020
Dave, Stephanie and Natalie, Our sympathy to you on the passing of your wife and mom. Darcy’s bond with her furry friends of the neighborhood was special and will be remembered fondly. Our dear friend and neighbor will be truly missed by all. Love, Ken, Marcy, Danielle and Cooper
Elaine Vater-Swetkis
  • Jun 29 2020
Darcy was an amazing woman and friend, she is now walking with the Lord and will be missed by all.
KATHLEEN CRISANTI
  • Jul 2 2020
My deepest condolences to Darcy's family! We knew each other by phone (never actually met in person) as we exchanged countless phone calls for student records. I worked in Pittsburgh Public School District and had school assignments in the West area of the city. Many students and their families would move frequently between Sto Rox and the city. I was always glad to spend a few minutes talking with her...always upbeat, and very organized. As school nurses, I know she was one of the best. Prayers of comfort and solace for all of you, Kathleen Crisanti
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