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Petrea “Trea” Rieck Graham

  • On September 29, 2019
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Petrea Rieck Graham passed away quietly the morning of September 28, 2019. She is survived by her husband of forty years David Keith Graham, Sr.; her three sons Francis E. Spencer and wife Barbara (Levin) and their children Grant and Paige, Winston R. Spencer and wife Carla (Rucci) and their children Collen and Evan Spencer and Aidan (Sweeney) and David Keith Graham, Jr.

Petrea was a graduate of Skidmore College and she worked for T.M.G. and Dupont. She was the president of Advokid where she worked diligently to help special needs children get what they needed to advance their education so that they could have meaningful lives one child at a time.

A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 799 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon, PA 15228. This will be followed by a reception at the Castle Shannon Fire Hall, 3600 Library Road, Castle Shannon, PA 15234.

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

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8 Comments

Ann
  • Sep 30 2019
May she rest in everlasting peace. Trea was a godsend during my daughter’s second grade. She showed great compassion, intelligence and humor.
Ken and Pat Schafer
  • Oct 1 2019
David, Ken and I will miss Trea's sparkling personality and we remember all the fun we have had over the many years of friendship. We are praying for you in this very difficult time but find reassurance that she is now in God's hands. Love, Ken and Pat Schafer
Jeff Grills
  • Oct 2 2019
Sorry for you loss.
Tracy Dow Beveridge
  • Oct 2 2019
Love to Trea,s dear ones. She was my roommate at Skidmore for all four years and we certainly did have lots of fun because of her great zest for life and sense of humor. I was so blessed to have her decorate our rooms and take so much joy in doing so. I had no interest in that and was relieved that she jumped in with such enthusiasm. As usual, she did a fine job! Rest peacefully my dear friend
CHRISTINE C NABORS
  • Oct 3 2019
A wonderfully beautiful, elegant lady
Colleen Gray
  • Oct 3 2019
Don’t think of her as gone away her journeys just begun, life holds so many facets this earth is only one. Just think of her as resting from the sorrow and the tears, in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years. Think how she must be wishing that we could know today, how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched…....for nothing loved is ever lost and she was loved so much. By Ellen Brenneman
Meliza Jackson
  • Oct 8 2019
A beautiful memorial service for a beautiful human being - my friend for 44 years. As so many said at her memorial service, Trea created so much love! "And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make."
Amy Jackson
  • Oct 11 2019
Trea was incredibly passionate about advocating for children's needs in school. She came and spoke at one of my dyslexia parent group meetings at Laughlin Children's Center and we had many conversations about dyslexia in children. I will always be grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from her. May she rest in peace. My condolences to her family.
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