January 15, 2022
Roos, Lois Dorothy Hamm (“Lois”) Age 95, of Ross Township, on January 15, 2022.
Beloved wife of the late Kenneth H. Roos for sixty-one wonderful years; loving mother of Marita (Margaret) of Germantown MD; Jeff (Valerie) of Newport Beach CA; Greg (Marty) of Seabrook TX; Ken (Beth) of Ambler PA; Gretchen (Scott) of Wexford PA; beloved grandmother of Shannon (DC), Andrew and Christina (Pennsylvania); Andres (Pennsylvania); JohnCarlos (NYC); Taryn (Gavin) of Ohio; Adam (Vivian) of California; Marissa (Jon) and Briana of California; cherished great-grandmother to seven; treasured mother-in-law to Coleen (California); sister of the late Rita Kirschler of Ross Township, PA; and cherished aunt to multiple nieces and nephews.
Lois and Ken lived on Woodland Road in the North Hills as parishioners of St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church for over fifty years. Lois dedicated her adult life to her faith, family and friends through uncounted works of compassion and caring. While raising her children, Lois helped to administer the St. Sebastian CCD program, served on the bereavement group and filled in at the parish office whenever needed even into her 90’s. After raising her family, Lois taught herself how to use computers and worked for over twenty years as an administrative assistant for Sandin-Thomas, Century-21 and Northwood real estate offices in the North Hills. Lois has been a constant supporter of the Maternidad de Maria Maternity Hospital in Chimbote, Peru, the life work of Msgr. Jules Roos, Sr. Margaret Mary Birchmeier and Sr. Lillian Bockheim. Lois’husband Ken designed much of the Maternidad complex.
Lois was affectionately known as the “Energizer Bunny” for her indefatigable energy and readiness to help wherever and whenever she could. She mailed dozens of cards and notes every year, rarely forgetting a birthday or an important event in a loved one’s life. Lois will be remembered as a people-person who cared deeply about those she loved, including friends she made over the past several years at her church, work and Cumberland Woods Village. She was blessed by loving and compassionate caregivers at both Cumberland Woods and Atria McCandless. Lois’ strong faith sustained her and was the bedrock of her life and marriage. She personified kindness, humility and grace, never failing to place the needs of others above her own. She will be remembered by all blessed to know her with love, esteem and great affection.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, there will be a private funeral Mass only (no viewing). A celebration of Lois’ life for all family and friends will be held in the spring.
Donations in Lois’s memory can be made to The Chimbote Foundation, c/o Diocese of Pittsburgh, 2900 Noblestown Road, Pittsburgh PA 15205. 412-456-3085,https://chimbotefoundation.org/how-to-give/.
Professional arrangements entrusted to Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry.Send Flowers Shop Gifts Print Obituary Share Obituary