Formerly of Aspinwall, a woman of deep faith who radiated light wherever she was died on October 10, 2021. She was 78 years old. Beloved mother of Ian DeWeese-Boyd (Margie) of Georgetown, MA and Jessie Young (Douglas) of Williamsport, PA; grandmother of Jesse, Aida, Isaac and Scarlet; sister of William Bruckart, Kelly Bruckart, Robert Bruckart and the late Rebecca Bruckart; daughter of the late Jessie Francis Hay.
Visitation Friday, October 15th from 6 - 8 p.m. at the WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, 100 Center Ave. Aspinwall. A funeral service will be held Saturday 10:00 a.m. at the First Reformed Presbyterian Church, 12900 Frankstown Rd. Penn Hills. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions to Bethany Christian Services.
Day of Aspinwall. True to her name, she brought light to all the places she served.
An active member of First Reformed Presbyterian Church in Penn Hills and Christ Church Anglican of Fox Chapel, she served as a tutor (Truth Troop) and mentor (Pioneer Girls), and avidly participated in bible study, prayer and virtually every ministry on offer, including among other things giving rides to and from church, in some cases for years and making meals for the sick, bereaved, and newly begotten. She understood the lesson her mother had taught her: show up, say yes, “never turn down an invitation.” She volunteered in too many other ways to list, but she was particularly proud of her work on the Board of Bethany Christian Services.
After years working as a histologist at Saint Margaret’s Hospital, she worked as caregiver for the elderly from Troy Hill to Dorseyville until the day she herself needed a caregiver. She flourished in this role. She loved people and enjoyed hearing everything they had been through, and she didn’t mind offering advice.
Day was a saint, the kind you make icons of and kiss, not the shiny, goody-goody kind, but the kind that would bring you pumpkin bread, soup, a casserole or wine as the occasion required, the kind that would shepherd you through your final days, the kind that would listen to your joys and griefs hours on end and into the night. Her love was indiscriminate. Even her mechanic was regularly supplied with monkey bread.
There is more to say, of course, but words cannot contain the beauty of a life given and lived so completely. With Day’s passing, the world is certainly less bright for all who knew and loved her.
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