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Mary "Mimi" (Young) Erving

August 31, 1935 ~ August 14, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Mary "Mimi" Erving Obituary

Mary Young Erving, known to most as Mimi, age 87 of Fox Chapel, peacefully went home to be with the Lord, Monday August 14, 2023.  The days preceding her death she was surrounded by family and those whom she cherished. Mimi was loved and will be dearly missed by her children Richard (Gini) Erving of Missoula, Montana, David (Rachel) Erving of San Diego, California, and Mary (Mimi) Erving Humenik of Denver, Colorado. Along with her seven grandchildren Lia, Will, Nina, Carys, Kyland, Maggie. A.J. (Shannon) and two great-grandchildren Sophia and Charlotte. She was predeceased by her loving husband, William Dewey Erving and her eldest son William Dewey Erving, Jr.  Daughter of the late William James Young and Mary Young Fleming. Sister of Katherine Willock.

Mimi’s early years were spent between the Pittsburgh area, Durham, North Carolina and Manhattan, Kansas. Eventually settling in Houston, Texas in 1946 where she completed her schooling before heading to Pine Manor College, in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where she obtained an Associates of Arts degree. She married her husband, Bill, of 60 years in 1957 and they began their married life stationed in Kodiak Island, Alaska for two years, where Bill served in the Coast Guard.

The next eight years were spent between Texas, Ohio, and Michigan before returning to Pittsburgh for the next seven years with a family of their own, three boys and a girl. Supporting her husband’s desire to attend bible college and in turn become an ordained minister, the family then moved to South Carolina. In the years following his graduation, Mimi and her family would move approximately eight more times before she and her husband relocated back to Pittsburgh in 2011, where they spent their remaining years.

While Mimi’s feet were never planted long in one location due to her father’s and later her husband’s career, she remained planted in her faith, her love for her family and a desire to see the beauty in people. Her smile was contagious and her spirit adventurous until her diagnosis of ALS last year. Mimi was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to many. During the last several months of her life, it was not uncommon for Mimi to be ministering to those who came to care and minister to her. Touching the hearts of everyone who spent time with her.

If you had the pleasure of knowing Mimi, please join her family for a celebration of her life on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Christ Church Fox Chapel, 410 Christ Church Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, with a reception immediately following the service, on the lawn from 12-2pm. The family requests you wear a pop of color in lieu of the traditional black, as it was Mimi’s custom to wear a pop of color for her family to brighten an otherwise dreary day. Arrangements by Weddell-Ajak Funeral Home, Aspinwall.

 

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Services

Celebration of Life
Saturday
August 26, 2023

11:00 AM
Christ Church Fox Chapel
410 Christ Church Lane
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

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