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Rona Stein Matta

  • On March 24, 2021
  • 21 Comments

Rona Stein Matta, Surrounded by her immediate family, Rona passed on in peace on March 23, 2021, leaving this world to now be in heaven with her daughter, Devin Matta. Rona was born on November 7, 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is survived by her devoted husband, Gary; daughter Langley and son-in-law, Tyler; sons Austin Matta, Jaquan Davidson and Nathan Hall; mother Roseanna Stein, and mother-in-law, Florence Matta. Rona will be forever remembered by her brothers Mark (Terry); Allen (Cindy); Glenn (Bev) Stein; and sisters Donna (Joe Hussak), Jana (Ronald Wentzel), Laura (Chuck Yawnlis, deceased), Cara Neil, Nora (Neil Bonnett), Lisa (Robert Christy); brother-in-law, George (Cindy) Dillinger, and brother-in-law, George (Cathy) Matta. Rona has also touched the lives of her numerous nephews, nieces and extended family and dear friends.

Courage results when one’s convictions are bigger than one’s fears. Words could not be any truer to anyone who witnessed how Rona battled cancer for the past 9 years. Rona refused to quit living her life despite ongoing chemotherapy and radiation, and maintained a courageous outlook and will to live her life to the fullest — witnessing her children grow up to become the remarkable adults she and Gary raised them to be, vacations with her husband Gary across the United States, trips to Florida with her sisters and mother where they enjoyed their special sisterhood bond over games of cards and cocktails in the evening, and spending holidays with her truly large and extended family where everyone present witnessed Rona’s strong and unbreakable attitude in battling cancer. Rona would not want us to feel sorry and grieve her passing, but instead she would ask us to celebrate her life by appreciating and making the most that life offers, and having the same courage Rona had during her battle that we may face in our own lives. With that in mind, Rona’s life will be celebrated with visitation of close family and friends on Friday, March 26, from 1:00 – 8:00 at PITTSBURGH CREMATION AND FUNERAL CARE, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, Pennsylvania 15317. Everyone is welcome to a funeral Mass that will be celebrated on Saturday, March 27 at 10:30 a.m. at St Louise de Marillac, 320 McMurray Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15241. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH.
Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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21 Comments

Cheryl McDermott
  • Mar 24 2021
Cheryl McDermott sending deepest condolences to the matta-stein families. Cherish all the loving memories forever
Greg and Laura Matta
  • Mar 24 2021
Our deepest sympathy in the passing of a woman with both strength and dignity. Her honesty and determination in following her heart is a true inspiration. Greg and Laura
Terry
  • Mar 24 2021
Thank you for being such a bright beacon in our lives. We will miss you. Shine on beautiful.
Steven Matta
  • Mar 24 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss! Rona was awesome and she will be forever missed! Her and the family will be in my prayers. Love you all
Carmella
  • Mar 24 2021
My deepest sympathy for you and the family Langley! God surely got another Angel! Much love to you all!
Laura Sepich
  • Mar 24 2021
My deepest condolences to family and friends. Rona was amazingly positive, and courageous. I admired her for so many reasons. I will miss her sweet smile and loving heart. Laura Sepich
Jane and Tom
  • Mar 24 2021
Such a special lady. We so enjoyed her fulfillment of life and joy. We enjoyed her visit the last of January with family and friends. So much fun to be with. She has her angel wings and will be enjoying being with Devin and other family already gone on before. Prayers for Gary and family in the coming days. Treasure the memories. Tom and Jane
Anthony Ruscitto
  • Mar 25 2021
Sincere sympathies to your family with the passing of Rona. What a courageous battle she fought. Adoring family will forever carry her memories in their hearts. Tony and Cathy
Edward Mittereder
  • Mar 25 2021
Gary and family My deepest condolences for the loss of Rona. She will be missed by family and friends. Take the time to reflect on all the special moments and special places you all spent together. My God send his blessings on your entire family and give you strength. Ed Mittereder
Herb Yingling
  • Mar 25 2021
Gary, SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT RONA. HOPE THE BEST FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I WILL KEEP RONA AND YOUR FAMILY IN MY PRAYS. Herb Yingling
Joan Graner and family
  • Mar 25 2021
We send our deepest sympathy to the Matta and Stein families for your loss.
Diane L Stanesic
  • Mar 25 2021
Gary and family My sincere sympathies to you and your entire family on the loss of your beloved wife Rona. Your family has endured a lot over the past nine or so years and she has handled life beautifully. May she rest in the arms of Devin and be remembered by all. Vjecnaja Pamjat (Memory Eternal)
Lori Bodnar, Steven Bodnar
  • Mar 25 2021
Langley and family Our deepest sympathy and prayers on your Moms passing. May God bless her with restful peace, she is now with Devin so their journey continues in heaven together. Until you meet again. Live your life to the fullest to honor her everyday . 🙏🏻
Jacqueline Gail Kranik
  • Mar 25 2021
Sorry to hear about your loss. You have my sincerest sympathies. Jackie Kranik
Bernie Sarra
  • Mar 25 2021
Gary and Family, My deepest sympathies and sincere condolences. Bernie Sarra
Wayne Vlasic
  • Mar 26 2021
With deepest sympathy. Wayne & Kathy Vlasic
Emery Levick
  • Mar 27 2021
I am grateful for having gotten to know Rona. I will never forget spending an evening with the family just talking and laughing a while back. That night will be in my heart forever. She was a wonderful person who will be missed. My deepest condolences to the entire Matta family. With Love, Emery
Mark Turner
  • Mar 27 2021
Gary and family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. Its been a blessing for me, to know Gary through the years and the courage by this family. Stay strong and keep the faith. Mark Turner
Dane Isaacs
  • Mar 28 2021
Deepest Sympathy
Grace Rump
  • Mar 28 2021
My condolences for your loss of Rona. She was beautiful inside and out and will be missed my many. Sending our love and prayers. Grace Rump and family.
John & Lisa Yost
  • Mar 28 2021
Our deepest sympathy to the Matta and Stein families. Rona was such a strong woman and fighter. May you all find peace knowing she is no longer in pain and is with Devin. John, Lisa, John, Samantha, Nathaniel & Emily Yost
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