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Devin Stein Matta

  • On December 8, 2018
  • 24 Comments
Devin Stein Matta, 25,  passed in peace on December 8, 2018, surrounded by her family and close friends. She was born on November 18, 1993 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and survived by her parents of Gary and Rona Matta, her boyfriend, Nate Hall, older sister Langley and her fiancé Tyler Shope, brothers, Austin and Jaquan, grandmothers Roseanna Stein and Florence Matta, and many devoted aunts, uncles, and cousins. While she left this life at 25 years-young, Devin has touched all our lives through her enthusiastic humor, spirited opinions, and warm compassion in all she did and accomplished.
Devin leaves this world a better place for having been here. Devin graduated from Elizabeth-Forward High School, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania in 2012 and earned a dual Bachelor of Science degrees in both Marketing and Fashion Merchandise from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2016, while being a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. Devin was awarded a full academic scholarship to Duquesne University School of Law in 2017 amidst her battle with melanoma and fought to find a cure and increase awareness to this disease, including raising funds and participating in the AIM for a Cure Melanoma Walk.
Devin would have wanted us to appreciate life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up over things that are truly insignificant, and instead place that energy towards being a more positive person and look for the good in the world. With that in mind, Devin’s life will be celebrated with visitations on Wednesday, December 12, from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m., and Thursday, December 13, from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. A religious Celebration will be held on Friday, December 14, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Nathanael Polinski as celebrant. all at PITTSBURGH CREMATION AND FUNERAL CARE, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, Pennsylvania 15317.  Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.pittsburghcremation.com.

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24 Comments

Lennox Sims
  • Dec 10 2018
There are no words to describe the loss of Devin. We made so many memories together since middle school from sharing classes together, having sleepovers, senior trip, and so much more. She is a truly remarkable person who no matter what always had a smile on her face. Her bubbly personality and always positive attitude will NEVER be replaced and will be FOREVER missed. I pray for the entire Matta family during this extremely difficult time and for the years to come. Love you Devin Stein! ❤️
Barbara J. Shoop
  • Dec 10 2018
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I did not know her, but her work with finding a cure for Melanoma and bringing awareness is a great thing. I am saddened that she lost that battle. I am extremely fortunate that I had surgery and have had success so far. May God give your family comfort and know that she is always with you still in all things.
Pat Meier
  • Dec 10 2018
To the entire Matta family, I pray for your comfort at this time and for the future. I knew Devin when she attended Mt. Vernon and also Rona (active in the PTA) and Langley. Please accept my sincerest prayers and comforting hands for your loss of such a special beautiful daughter and sister. Pat Meier
Susan Marshall-Herrick
  • Dec 10 2018
My deepest sympathy for your loss of the light of your lives.
Steve Foglia
  • Dec 10 2018
Gary and family, It's been awhile since we were coworkers at the PA Auditor General - my sympathies and prayers to you and your family. That crew we worked with ( I use that term loosely because we had too much fun) is still the best bunch of coworkers I've had - stay strong! Steve Foglia
Marlena and Brendan Lang
  • Dec 10 2018
Our deepest sympathies to your family. Devon was a bright light and we all have so much to learn from her.
Dennis and Ericka Pavlik
  • Dec 10 2018
Gary and Family My wife and I offer our condolences to you and your family. Words can not convey the deep sorrow you are experiencing. We offer our prayers to you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Gary Wandel
  • Dec 10 2018
Gary and family, so sorry for the loss of your daughter. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Bryan Kisiel
  • Dec 10 2018
Deepest sympathy and continued prayers for your family.
Phyllis M Wilson
  • Dec 10 2018
Dear Rona and family, you are in our prayers. Our heartfelt sympathy, Phyllis, Amy, Kim and everyone at Dr Earle's office.
Charles Wright
  • Dec 10 2018
Gary our prayers are with your family during this time, in heaven all Gods children are happy and joyous and Devin is now with God in peace.
SGa
  • Dec 10 2018
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Devin. May you be comforted by Gods promise at John 5:28,29. It gives us real hope and strength to endure these most painful times. Also visit jw.org. You’ll find encouragement and satisfying answers to life’s hard questions and reassurance of seeing your dear loved one again.
Dawn Thomas
  • Dec 11 2018
It was with deep sympathy that I read of the loss of your dear loved one. Loosing someone so full of life is so painful and yet we can turn to comfort from the God of Comfort in 2 C orinthians 1:3,4. He promises in his word there will be a time soon, when we will and our loved ones will no longer deal with the pain of death. Revelation 21:3,4. I am so sorry for your loss.
LJ
  • Dec 11 2018
There is no pain more unbearable than loss. When we lose someone we love we replay our memories of them, trying to remember them just the way they were, but over time our memories fade. The Bible points to someone else who remembers those who have died. “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” (John 5:28,29) ‘Those in the memorial tombs.’ This term refers to those who have died being in the ‘memory’ of God. He has not and will not forget them, his memory never fades. God will use his memory of them to bring them back to life. They “will hear his voice and come out.” May this future hope comfort your greiving hearts at this difficult time.
Michael Kristofik
  • Dec 11 2018
We are truly sorry for your terrible loss. Losing one's child is a heartbreaking tragedy. Our hearts and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time. Our deepest sympathy, The Kristofik Family
Ray Lako, Karen Lako, and Emily Smith
  • Dec 11 2018
Sorry to hear about your loss of Devin. It is so sad when someone so young is called by God. All we can do is to remember the happy times that were shared together.
Anthony and Ramona Pope
  • Dec 11 2018
We wish we had words to lighten your agony but sometimes words are not enough. In one of the stars...she shall be living. In one of them...she shall be laughing. She will always be your little star, watching from heaven above. It will be as if all the stars are watching you and your family when you look at the sky at night. Your loss cannot be repaired with words but remember her memory is everlasting in those that knew her best..... Gentle Savior please look down, there’s someone by your side, their beautiful little angel that needs you as her guide. Words, however gentle, cannot take your loss away, still we hope our prayers and thoughts bring you comfort each and every day. Our deepest condolences and love for you and your family.
Christy Family
  • Dec 12 2018
We love you sweetheart with all of our hearts. You made this world and our lives better just by being you! Love, Uncle Rob, Aunt Peachy, Charlie, John and Mark
Adrienne Martell
  • Dec 12 2018
Gary, Rona, Langley, Austin, and Jaquan, Devin was a beautiful soul and will be dearly missed by so many. I’m so sorry for your loss, it is truly heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Adrienne, Garrett, Alexandra, and Maya Martell
Dave and Sue Poljak
  • Dec 13 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the entire Matta Family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and see you through each day! 🙏🏻💙
Dave Magiske
  • Dec 13 2018
Gary: My deepest sympathy to you and your wife.
Rob and Janet Lake
  • Dec 14 2018
We are heartbroken for your loss, there are no words to ease your pain, just know that we are keeping your family in prayer.
Janice Gladden
  • Dec 19 2018
Dear Gary and Matta Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful Devin. It is evident that she brought much joy to your lives, and leaves you beautiful memories to cherish. I pray that God grants you comfort, strength, and peace during this difficult time.
Jim and Joyce Lesniewski
  • Dec 23 2018
Our deepest sympathy for your loss.
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