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Rhoda V. Hickman

  • On November 26, 2021

Rhoda V. Hickman, age 82, of Bethel Park on November 25, 2021.

Loving mother of Linda (Robert) Stipetich and Lori (Kevin) Heenan; loving step-mother of Deborah Riley and Valerie (Keith) Kindlin; sister of the late Raymond Lee Hickman and David Frederick Hickman; cherished grandmother of Jacqueline Removcik, William Anderson, Michael Anderson, Christopher Anderson, Jamie Tesfazion, Thomas Striegel, Zachary Doebler, Sara Voelker and Adam Heenan and many great grandchildren.

Rhoda graduated from Clarion University and was a teacher with the Pittsburgh Public School District for 30 years and taught biology at Oliver High School. She also was an avid pet lover.

Family and friends will be received Monday, November 29, 2021 from 2:00 pm until the time of service at 7:00 pm at Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Animal Friends in Rhoda’s name.

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

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Rob Peles
I taught with Rhoda at Oliver for over 25 years and we were friends. She was honest and dedicated, bright and witty, and compassionate. She was seen as 'too strict' by her students who would later list her among their favorites when they realized how much they had learned about biology. We could confide with each other in trust, and I considered that a true blessing. During the sometime 'chaotic" experiences at Oliver, our friendship helped to cope. I cherish the times I made her laugh; a laugh I can still hear. Although saddened by her passing, my faith consoles me that we will meet again in a better place.
Suzanne Parks
I very much enjoyed Rhoda and theater going with she and her daughter Linda quite awhile back. I agree with Rob re: her laugh; genuine! May she be at peace. I am not sure who I am quoting, but it had been said: "Getting old isn't for sissies!"