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Lula Petousis Mathews

  • On June 10, 2022

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”

-Washington Irving

Lula Petousis Mathews, of Canonsburg, PA passed away battling cancer at age 78, on June 8, 2022. She was born on November 11, 1943 to the late Ann and George Petousis. After becoming a legal secretary and working at Westinghouse Astronuclear and a prominent local attorney, she married the late Russell Mathews and had 2 cherished children Patricia (Anthony) Bessios and Russell (Geraldine “Gigi”) Mathews. Her favorite, most important position was Mom. She dedicated her life to us, adored her grandchildren Russell and Ginger, and always laughed or argued with her siblings: surviving brother Harry (Diane) Phillips, and late sister and brother, Maria Moray and Peter Petousis. She was an elegant light to those closest to her, treasured her friends, loved to dance, dress, cook, volunteer, cheerlead, and raise her family.

Family and friends are welcome for viewing and funeral on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 123 Gilkeson Road in Mt. Lebanon. Viewing from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM / Funeral service at 12:30 PM. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Gardens Chapel in McMurray, PA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The American Cancer Society or The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh, PA

Arrangements are entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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Damon & Carol Halkias
Dear Harry, Patricia and Russell and Families, We were very sorry that we could not attend the visitation and funeral for Lula, your beautiful sister and mother. We had been friends with Lula many years ago, when we were all much younger at the old Holy Cross Church. We offer our deepest sympathy for such a very sad loss for your family. May our Lord offer you much comfort at this difficult time. And we are praying for her memory to be eternal in God's heavenly Kingdom. Blessings, Damon and Carol Halkias