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Lisa A. Harding

  • On April 11, 2023

Lisa A. Harding, age 52, of Eighty Four, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 10, 2023. Born June 1970, she was eldest of four born to D. Thomas and Rosemary Emery, also of Eighty Four, PA. In addition to her parents, Lisa is also survived by her three wonderful children, Tristin (Kasey), Jude, and Michaela, as well as her siblings, nieces and nephews.

After high school, Lisa went on to study at Elon College, Walden University, and earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech. Her resume details her work as a teacher of middle school and gifted education in literature, creative writing, and English Composition. She was known to be an effective and enthusiastic educator and leader. Later in her career she greatly enjoyed her role as a vice principal. Lisa’s true resume however is the one written on the minds and hearts of those she touched throughout her life and career.

Lisa took pleasure in cooking and baking, gardening, reading, crafting, socializing, a sense of humor and a good story. She was competitive by nature, rarely backing down from the opportunity to demonstrate her skills at playing cards, trivia, games, or family baking competitions. Lisa loved to teach and share her knowledge and expertise with others. She cherished the simple pleasures of spending time with friends and family. Always loved, forever missed, never forgotten.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday, April 13, 2023 from 4 – 8 p.m. at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Rd, McMurray, PA 15317.

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Nicole Eze
Tristan, Jude and Michaela: My deepest condolences for you and your family. I am thankful for the time that I was able to know and work with your Mom at Indian River High. Sending hugs and prayers. Nicole Eze
Claudette Gravely
Dr. Lisa Harding was an administrator I will never forget. It was a pleasure knowing and working with her at Indian River High School. Her kind, gentle spirit, love of education and her cooking and baking skills gave us much to talk about and share during lunches. Peace and Blessings to Michaela, Jude and Tristan. May you continue to find solace in her memories.
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