Dolores “Dolly” Ebbert
February 27, 1930 - July 08, 2021
Visitation: Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 2-8 pm; Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills
Service: Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 10 am; St. Alphonsus Church
Dolores “Dolly” Ebbert
Age 91, of Pittsburgh, on July 8, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Walter Ebbert, married 39 years until his death; Loving mother of Walter (Kathy), Barbara (Charles), Kathryn, Joseph (Patty), Steven (Marcia), Dolores (Michael); Proud grandmother of Walter (Ginny), Patrick (Cassie), Beckey (Greg), Jessica (Chris), Jim (Katie), Joe, Jonathan, Katie, Kathleen, Joseph, Thomas, Christopher, Stephanie, Peter (fiancé, Gabriella), John, Philip, and Daniel, Great-Grandmother of Jaquelyn (Gary), Walter, Sophie, Elizabeth, Alivia, Hannah, Ryan, Leah, Ethan, Owen, Hailey, Alyssa, Jameson and Adaline. Sister of Barbara ‘Babs’, deceased, Joseph (Eileen, deceased), and Juanita (Ron); Also survived by many nieces, nephews and other loving friends and relatives.
Dolly lived a good, long life. Her Catholic faith and family were always her priority. She dearly loved being a daughter, sister, wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma. She was a strong woman, always there to offer love, support and encouragement.
As a young girl, Dolly loved spending time with her family-her mom and dad, brother, sisters, grandparents, cousins-she had a great childhood. While in school, she had many pen pals and wrote to friends and family who fought in World War II. In 1947, she graduated from St. Benedict’s Academy, where her friends affectionately called her ‘Mother Superior’. Dolly married Wally, the love of her life in 1950 and together they raised 6 children. Through good times and bad, Wally and Dolly were a picture of great faith and love. They loved to travel and enjoyed trips all over the world, including England, Spain, and her dream trip to Austria. Their favorite place to travel was their beach house in Ormond Beach, Florida. They enjoyed so many trips there over the years, loving the beach, the golf course, restaurants, visiting many shrines and other Florida attractions. They were also very involved at St. Alphonsus Church in Wexford, giving generously of their time and resources. Dolly was a member of the Christian Mothers and ‘Mother’s Plus 5’, a group for those with more than 5 children. When Wally died in 1988, Dolly stepped into the role of Matriarch with such dignity and strength. She cared for her family while taking over the company that Wally had built. When it was time, she turned over the company to her sons and enjoyed her retirement. She spent time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren while continuing to travel to and from Florida, eventually making her permanent residence there.
For the last 10 years of her life, Dolly was on dialysis. The team of nurses that cared for her at dialysis did so with great care and kindness. She didn’t hesitate to let them know what she thought -about anything from religion to politics to family. She suffered during those 10 years, without complaint. Through her example and her suffering, she taught those around her how to suffer with great dignity.
Dolly loved life and lived what she believed. She was so strong in her faith, in her convictions, and in her love. She woke up one day with words on her mind of a poem that she called, “God is with me.” She said, “God is everywhere. No matter where I am, no matter where I look, I see God.”
Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday from 2-8 pm at Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10 am at St. Aidan Parish, St. Alphonsus Church. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.