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.

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  • Cindy (Haney) Poupard

    You have been part of my life, through the “club” girls and so much more. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend….I know you’re in great company up there so keep on smiling and laughing Dolly. As always…Lots of Love to you!!!

  • Lynn DeNisi

    My sympathies to the entire Ebbert family. Your mom was a wonderful woman. I am pretty sure that I heard the sounds of joy coming from heaven as your mom reunited with your dad and other family members snd friends! Love and prayers to all of you. Lynn

  • Patrick O'Connor

    Steve&Joe; our sympathies as your mom has gone to be with our Lord. I enjoyed reading about her activities and priorities now making it easy to understand the virtues you two have exhibited with us over the years. I pray your grief is brief and fond memories last a lifetime. Keep the faith! RangeKleen

  • Doreen & John Sullivan

    We offer our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May Dolly’s soul be at peace with our Heavenly Father. We pray for peace and comfort for you and your loved ones.

  • Ron and Kathleen Beck

    I had a mixture of sadness and joy on hearing of Dolly’s passing. My family spent so many happy times together with the Ebberts when I was growing up including vacations. Dolly was a source of comfort when my own parents passed and reminded me that my parents were enjoying their eternal reward. I know that Dolly endured health issues in recent years. But as with so much in life, she was a model for living a strong, faith filled life. I find joy in believing she is with Walter and my parents in heaven.

  • Karen (King) Zeitler

    Dolly was such a sweetheart. We are sure that there is a happy reunion in heaven right now with our mom and dad, Ralph and Jackie King, (her cousin.) May your fond memories help you through this difficult time.
    Love and Prayers,
    Karen (King) and Greg Zeitler and Wayne and Lisa King

 

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