Mary Jo Hess

September 25, 2021 - October 23, 2009


Mary Jo (Blyer) Hess, 66, of Robinson, formerly of North Hills, passed away Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Loving wife of Peter J. Hess Sr.; mother of Edith (Richard) Borza, Roberta Hicks, Kirsten (Thomas) Korman, Therese Granville and Peter J. (Lisa) Hess Jr.; loving grandmother of Nicholas, Robert, Mary Hannah, Brandon, Rebecca, Richard, Peter, Emily, Alek, Joseph, Maxwell, Kathryn, William, Ryan and Madeline. Survived by her brother, Daniel (Suzie) Blyer; sisters-in-law, Nancy Hess, Carol (Frank) Happ, Mary Jo (Fred) Cornelius and Mary Lou (Jay) Gemperle. Preceded in death by her parents, William and Josephine Blyer; father and mother-in-law, Joseph J. and M. Louise Hess; and granddaughter, Helena Korman. Mrs. Hess loved and cherished her family. She was an avid volunteer for many groups, including Zonta International Business and Women’s Organization, St. Teresa’s Christian Mothers Guild and North Hills Community Outreach and was also the owner of La Famiglia Delightful Foods Inc., for 19 years. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15229. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Teresa’s of Avila, 1000 Avila Court, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Sister of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212, or Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brook Tree Road, Suite 320, Wexford, PA 15090.

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