Mary Lou (Kucher) Laslavic

August 01, 1932 - October 21, 2020

Visitation: Monday 2-6 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Twp.

Service: Service at Funeral Home Tuesday 11:00 a.m.


Mary Lou (Kucher) Laslavic

Of Cranberry Township, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Wife of the late John Laslavic. Loving mother of John D. Laslavic, (Deborah), Richard A. Laslavic, (Nancy), Mary Ann Smith (Raymond), Thomas E. Laslavic (Lucy) and Sharon L. Zulick (Michael). Sister of the late Olga M. (Kucher) Haller. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received Monday from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Township, 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772-8800 where a service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM.

Mary Lou made everyone she met feel comfortable with her engaging smile and kind words. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She dearly loved her family and always put them first.

Mary Lou grew up on East Street in Pittsburgh’s North Side. She was a graduate of Allegheny High School. She loved to play the violin and was a member of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony.

She started her professional career for the Heinz Company in the Research and Development Department and developed the first Heinz taste testing committees.

Mary Lou and her husband John moved to Cranberry Township in the 1950’s to raise a family. During that time, she became an advocate for the residents moving into the township. She became the first recording secretary for the Sewer and Water Authority and the Planning Commission in 1970. The Board of Supervisors hired her as the townships first full-time secretary in 1972.

In November of 1975, she was elected by the Cranberry Township residents as the first female township supervisor and served the township residents as the financial secretary for 30 years. She retired in 1999. She pioneered with her peers many of the benefits the township residents can take for granted today. With grace, she touched our lives.

Her work and legacy will live in our hearts, as we honor her spirit of love, selfless service and example she set for us to follow each day.

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