Thelma R. Bullister


Age 98, peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, of Lincoln/Lemington and Regent Square. Beloved wife of the late John L.; loving mother of Thelma Greenthal, R.N. and her deceased husband, Ralph, of Scottsdale, AZ, Marian Papale and her husband, Daniel, of O'Hara, Dr. John L. "Jack" Bullister and his wife, Cathy, of Seattle, WA, Eileen Papale and her late husband, Ron, of Brookline, and Dr. Edward T. "Ted" Bullister and his wife, Joyce, of Boston; cherished grandmother of Daniel and his wife, Sheila, Valerie and her husband, Matt, Robert, Dana, Michael, and Matthew; great-grandmother of Daniel and Megan; sister of the late Elizabeth "Betty" Azinger, Theodore "Ted" Kohlhepp, Dorothy Donoghue, and Helen Anderson. Our mom was the last one of that wonderful generation. Thelma was born on Paulson Avenue, attended Corpus Christi School, and graduated Westinghouse High School in 1937 as a National Honor Society member and officer. She worked for Knights Life Insurance Company in accounting, was an Air Raid Warden during WWII, and a member of the Christian Mothers. Friends received Friday only 2-8 p.m. at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME, INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial in the Word of God Roman Catholic Church, 7446 McClure Ave., Swissvale, PA 15218 on Saturday 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vincentian De Marillac, 5300 Stanton Ave., Pgh., PA 15206.