January 29, 1969 - April 01, 2018
Visitation: Friday 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills
Service: Saturday 10:30 a.m. at Orchard Hill Church. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH
Mirra Fantin Gavran, age 50, of McCandless, died suddenly on Easter Sunday, April 1, to be with her Lord and Savior.
Mirra grew up in Regent Square and Whitehall. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and had an illustrious career as a trainer with FedEx, where she met Richard Gavran, the love of her life and devoted husband of 21 years. She and Rich laid down roots in McCandless to raise their beautiful family there.
An avid beach goer, shopper, photographer, and pool-activities coordinator, Mirra’s real abiding passions were her Christian walk, her family, and her friends. Mirra sought to instill in her children a zest for life, celebration, and music, as well as a commitment to relationships, duty, and work ethic. She knew the power of a kind word, a compliment, and a pepperoni roll, and was the driving force behind many family rituals.
Mirra is survived and beloved by many: her husband Richard Gavran and their children Benjamin, age 12, and Grace, age 7; her parents Luciano and Irene Fantin; her sister Louise Fantin Hahn and her husband William Hahn and their children Christopher, Nicole, and Natalie Hahn; her brother Michael Fantin and his wife Janine Nicolette and their children Emily and Isabel Nicolette-Fantin; her brother John Fantin and his partner Michael Short; her brother-in-law Russell Gavran and his wife Leslie Gavran; her brother-in-law Ronald Gavran and his wife Bonita Gavran and their children Major Grant Gavran and Courtney Balson, and her husband Trey Balson; and aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Visitors will be received on Friday, April 6, from 1 to 4 pm and from 6 to 8 pm at Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15229.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 7, at 10:30 at Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Road, Wexford, PA 15090. Everyone should meet at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any checks be made and sent to: The Mirra Gavran Memorial Fund, c/o Lawlor and Lawlor, 979 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. These monies will be used for the care and education of Mirra and Rich’s children.