Sylvia Motta

May 18, 2024 - July 16, 2012

Sylvia F. Motta Cranberry Formerly of West Deer Sylvia F. (Burkhart) Motta, 76, of Cranberry, formerly of West View, died Monday, July 16, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late John I. Motta; loving mother of Sandy Lesko (Jim), John Motta, Sherry Hiwiller (Mike), Jeff Motta (Lisa) and Sylvia Oesterle (Joel); proud grandmother of Janelle, Julie, Jessica, Michael, Maryann, Ryan and the late Crystal Lynn; great-grandmother of Braydon, Abby and Levi; sister of Denise Meyers (John) and Chucky Trautman; also survived by many loving friends and relatives. Sylvia was a longtime manager of Cheryl’s Gourmet Cookies. She was a loving mother and will be deeply missed. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry, PA 16066, 724-772-8800. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Ferdinand Church.

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  • Barb & Tom Layton

    Our thoughts are with the Motta family. In Psalms 37:29 we read the meek will possess the earth and dwell therein forever.

  • Donna Dengler

    Sandy, John, Sherry, Jeff & Sylvia,

    Our deepest sympathy on your Mom’s passing. She will be greatly missed but so fondly remembered for her gentleness and love of family. You couldn’t help but feel welcomed and embraced when you were with her. I’m so glad I was able to visit with her only a short time ago. She spoke with such love and pride about all of you and all of her grandchildren. Such grace, even with her health problems. May she be at peace and in the company of your Dad and others who have gone before.

    Our love to you all.
    Donna, Dan & Family



    Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved mother. May happier memories sustain you during this difficult time.

  • Mary (Crnkovic) O’Hara

    Our thoughts and prayers from our family are with you now. I have so many great memories of your mother and how she always welcomed me to into your home and made me feel like family. I am sure you will miss her greatly but are comforted by the fact she is at peace and with your Dad and Crystal, and others she has loved.

  • Dave & Joy Wozny

    Our deepest sympathy at the loss of your precious Mother and Grandmother.
    Sylvia was always so wonderful to us and we have fond memories that we will cherish. I know her family was so very special to her. Our hearts are there with you even though we cannot be. With love and prayers
    Dave & Joy

  • Carole Kearns

    John, Jeff and Family,

    My sincere heart felt sympathies for the loss of your mom. I’m sure she was a good person and loved you all dearly. She can now watch over all of you at once!


  • Sharon Wagner

    To the entire Motta Family: Please know that I am praying for all of you during this very sad and difficult time. I am grateful that I had an opportunity to visit Mrs. Motta with John recently, she was delightful to talk to and very proud and happy to show all of the pictures of her family. It was obvious that She loves all of you very much. May you cherish your memories and have peace in your hearts. Fondly, Sharon

  • St. Ferdinand Church - Comfort Blanket Ministry

    We share your sorrow, and hope it will comfort you to know that many hearts reach out to you in sympathy and love.

    May the soul of Sylvia Motta, through the mercy of God, continue her journey to a new life in the presence of God in the heavenly kingdom.

    Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time; remembering with you a life that was so dear.


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