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Marilyn Lobert

  • On August 26, 2022
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Marilyn Lobert, age 86 of Richland Township, on Friday, August  12, 2022. Daughter of the late Joseph and Alma Weisberg and wife of the late Adam S. Lobert, Jr. Survived by her five children Adam III, Timothy (Linda), Keith, Jody (Michele) and Lori (Michael) Maxwell; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; sister Carol Lawniczak and her daughters Elaine, Nancy, Cathy, and Lisa; and their families. She will be greatly missed by her entire dance family. Her former daughters-in-law Dr. Jean Egan and Carey Roessler-Lobert; her loving dogs Sugar and Merry; and her partner, on and off the dance floor during her golden years, the late Chuck Ganster.

On the dinner menu that night was a turkey sandwich, one of her favorites. By her bedside was her clock radio with the first and strongest station tuned in, KLove Christian music. Alongside a family photo of her and her sister Carol and their parents were some of her favorite earrings. There was also one of her favorite hats. A large, bright white hat with colorful flowers and bows. The hat, of course, complemented the other portrait in the room, one of her favorites, Marilyn in a crimson dress. There was also a book “Jesus Calling” that was given to her by one of her many dancing friends. There was also a bright yellow orchid. Finally, there were three pairs of shoes. Because she always traveled with at least three pairs of shoes. One pair for the drive to the dance, one pair for the walk from the car to the dance, and at least one more pair for the dance!

The first category on Jeopardy that night was “Pittsburgh addresses”. Final Jeopardy was “Final resting places”. After Jeopardy, the Christian music station started to fade, so we turned the television on to Turner Classic Movies. The movie was Royal Wedding, a musical/romance/comedy, starring Fred Astaire and Jane Powell. Just the kind of movie mom loved. She almost made it through the entire movie. With her son Jody, his wife Michele, and her son Keith she peacefully and gracefully started her journey to Heaven at 9:24pm. We knew she wasn’t coming home; she was going home!

She was born during the ‘36 flood of Pittsburgh. She was a sweet, loving, classy, kind, funny, optimistic, considerate, elegant, and graceful lady. She raised five children while working at her husband’s meat market and Union National Bank.  She was a case manager for over twenty years at Blue Cross Blue Shield and Highmark. Marilyn went back to college in her fifties and got her master’s in nursing at age 74, yes, age 74!  She retired from nursing in her 80’s.

Marilyn was an award-winning ice skater and ice dancer. For many events she designed and created the team costumes. She was also an avid cyclist completing many daily rides of over 100 miles. She also competed and medaled in nationwide events into her 70’s. She truly had a passion for life!

Marilyn loved getting dressed up. She would always say “You can never be overdressed!” She loved music and theater, was a great baker and cook. She was an excellent seamstress, whether it was a fine silk blouse, a velvet ballroom gown, or masks for the pandemic; she could design and craft anything! She also loved ice cream, chocolate, reading, gardening, writing thank you cards, high heels, and ballroom dancing. Dancing was her life!

She enjoyed attending church and especially looked forward to when she was able to serve, volunteer and contribute. We thank God for Marilyn, and we thank God for being blessed to know her.

A one-of-a-kind celebration of life is being planned for a one-of-a-kind lady. Please email a note to: MarilynsDance36@gmail.com for more information. Arrangements were entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, Robinson Township, PA. Please share condolences at www.PittsburghCremation.com.

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5 Comments

Steve Lyons
Keith, I was sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. You have my sincere sympathy Steve Lyons “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭116:15‬ ‭
Carey Roessler-Lobert
When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. May you treasure all your memories of Mom and be comforted by them all. A very very special woman, and she will be missed by many. Sending prayers and hugs......
Roseann McKeever
Marilyn was a true “Lady”. Classy, kind, thoughtful and generous. Heaven is celebrating her arrival. I will see her and dad,Chuck, again. I look forward to seeing them dancing again. With love,Marilyn, Roseann Mckeever.
Marie Davis
I remember growing up across the tracks in Gibsonia and talking with Mrs. Lobert at their meat market. To the Lobert family, Please accept my condolences on the loss of your Mom. This was a most touching tribute to a great lady. Tim, I'm glad you were there to comfort and care for your Mom during her last days. I'm sure your presence eased her burden and helped her through. You are a good son who cares so much. Lean on Linda and your boys and your friends for strength to see you through, and always remember how much I care.
Alice Marie Boyle
To Marilyn’s Family, You have created a wonderful obituary that portrays your dear mother as a lady. She truly was a Lady!!! I first became acquainted with your mother as she and I with our nursing backgrounds joined the Highmark Case Management Team. This is communicating with people of significant medical needs. She helped very many families. We also shared a love of Ballroom Dancing. My husband, Chuck and I would see her at times twirling with her partner in the Ballrooms that existed at that time. I know you will miss your dear mother, but her love will remain with you always. God bless you. With deepest sympathy, Alice Marie Boyle
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