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Norma V. (Kazmierski) Walas

  • On March 18, 2020
  • 5 Comments

Norma V. (Kazmierski) Walas, on Monday, March 16, 2020, of Pittsburgh. Cherished wife of almost 68 years of the late Thaddeus “Harpo” Walas;  loving mother of Adrian (Edward) Banaszak, Normi (William) Gerrish and Jon (Ping Lu) Walas;  grandmother of Alexis (Timothy) Madden, Gail (Nathan) DeCoster, Tytus Gerrish, Thaddeus Gerrish and Yibin Liao; greatgrandmother of Brooks DeCoster and Blair Madden. Norma and Harpo loved to go polka dancing together.

Mass of Christian Burial pending. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546.

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5 Comments

Ed & Nancy Stabryla
  • Mar 20 2020
So many happy memories of us living next door to you. Moving in over 30 years ago, we enjoyed all the family celebrations, holidays and our Polish nationality that we shared. Both you and Harpo were perfect neighbors, who Ed, Eddie, Angela and I loved. We enjoyed your sense of humor, also; and joined in on so many joke and story telling get-togethers from our back yards. You always made me laugh. Norma, you will be truly missed. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Blase Szwaczkowski
  • Mar 20 2020
Norma was one of the last of my father's cousins (Bill Szwaczkowski). She was a great gal who told me stories of them growing up in Lawrenceville. Norma was also nice enough to give me her information on the geneology of the Szwaczkowski family. I'm sure there IS beer in Heaven for Harpo and Norma!
christine blahut
  • Mar 20 2020
Dear Walas family, So sorry for your loss. I will always remember how your parents loved to dance. They were such a fun loving couple and your mother was such a beautiful lady. Our condolences. Gene and Chris Blahut (Dziki)
Carol and Bob Miloszewski
  • Mar 22 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. Since most of the parents and aunts and uncles have passed, the rest of the cousins have lost the physical contact we had when our parents were alive. Our memories of Norma and Harpo are wonderful ones. I can picture them in Aunt Teresa’s basement. They were always fun and always happy. Please accept our sympathy in your great loss. Carol and Bob Miloszewski.
Marlene Galluze
  • Apr 16 2020
I was saddened, but not surprised, to see Norma's obituary. When I didn't receive her reservation for the 2019 PARC Holiday Lunch, I reached out by phone and email to make sure she received the invitation but was not able to make contact. She told me every year that she enjoyed attending the lunch and was happy that her daughter continued to take her after her dear Thad passed away. May they both rest in peace together.
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