Lois Roos

January 15, 2022

Lois Roos
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.

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  • Patricia Roos

    Aunt Lois was the kindest and sweetest person I have ever known. So many wonderful memories of having dinners at their home when our family came to visit. She always included a beautiful note in all her cards that were always filled with encouragement and love. What a great lady who I will miss and always hold a special place in my heart. To my cousins and their families, I’m sending love, hugs and prayers.

  • Megan (Roos) Patterson

    My Godmother was a gift from God. She loved everyone unconditionally. She always made me feel special. She and I had a special hug we gave each other. She appreciated everything and everyone. She was a beautiful person in every way. I will love her always and miss her forever.

  • Barbara Madej Roos

    I have always admired Lois who welcomed me graciously into the Roos Family when Dan and I were married in 1980. She was always kind, humble and incredibly efficient! She cooked countless delicious meals for us during our visits to Pittsburgh, She was a wonderful correspondent and kept up family communications especially after Dan’s Mother died. Her faith appeared to be a source of great strength throughout her life. She will be missed although her spirit lives on!

  • Donna Reed

    So sorry to hear this

  • Jeanie and Craig Elferdink

    I was very fortunate to have met and got to know Lois through Jeff when I started working for Jeff 18 1/2 years ago at Lennar. She treated me like family. She was an amazing lady and I had the honor to meet her several times when she visited California. She will be missed dearly. Our condolences to family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers, and that we are sharing in your sorrow.

  • Barbara Baudler

    My sincere condolences to the Roos Family. I had the great privilege to get to know Lois at Cumberland Woods Village. She was such a dear friend of my mom, Loretta Schneider – especially after my dad passed. I always enjoyed visiting with Lois. She was certainly a gift to many and will be missed.

  • Dan Roos

    Lois was the best. No one could have asked for a better sister-in-law. Having known her since before her and Ken’s wedding in 1952 as the little brother of the Roos family at age 10, I have so many great memories of all the times I spent with her and her family and her kindness, thoughtfulness and genuine consideration even after I left home for Washington, San Francisco and Chicago. I felt that she was always there. May she rest in peace.

  • Karen Roos

    I have spent the last two days reading the many txts messages and cards I have from my precious Aunt. I can still hear her voice and feel her love. She is one of the greatest gifts of my lifetime. She always had time for me no matter what and was always so loving and supportive. My cousins, Gretchen, Ken, Greg, Jeff and Marita are so much like her, and her loving spirit lives on in them. We will miss her everyday for the rest of our lives.

  • Mark and Judy Roos

    Aunt Lois was a very caring and positive person. She always had a warm smile and kind words whenever we were with her. She was an all around genuinely nice human being.

  • Lori Hawkins

    I had the pleasure to care for Lois.She was the sweetest lady and funny,loving person.i only knew her for a short period of time.she will always bold a special place in my heart.Prayers and thoughts for her family.I love and miss you so much.Rest in peace angle face..

  • Gloria Maurer

    I will truly miss Lois. I’m so thankful that we met and became close friends. Her faith in God, her humility, and loving service inspired me. What a beautiful soul.

  • Joy Kibet

    Loise was a wonderful lady who held onto her faith to the very end. I was blessed to know her and take care of her.
    Sending prayers and love to Roos’ family😍.

  • Mark and Melanie Froemmling

    We had the honor and privilege to meet and know Lois through Jeff and Valerie. She was kind hearted, generous and we could tell she had a wonderful sense of humor. She was an amazing mother and she will be missed but we truly believe she is now with her beloved Husband. Thoughts and prayers to the family …. Lois was special.

  • Lois Loch

    Lois was truly one of the kindness, most loving persons that I knew. I had the good fortune to meet and work with her through St. Srbastian. My deepest sympathy to all of you but you now have your own special Angel looking down on all of you

  • Cory and Roxane Miller

    Our love and prayers are with all of you!❤️


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