Obituary of Betty Noah
Betty Noah Age 87, of Swissvale, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Southmont Skilled Nursing of Presbyterian Senior Care, Washington, PA. She was born November 27, 1932, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Stacey and Margaret Noah. Betty was a graduate of Wilkinsburg High School, Heidelberg College, BA and University of Pittsburgh, M.Ed and PhD, ABD. She retired from the University of Pittsburgh as Assistant to the Director of continuing education for women. Throughout her career, she also worked as a counselor for Aids Interfaith Care Teams, as an administrative assistant, and as an Elementary School Teacher. Betty was known for her gift of service. She was an active leader and member of Trinity United Church of Christ (Wilkinsburg) and Mt. Hope Community Presbyterian Church (Penn Hills). Betty was passionate about her work with the Pittsburgh Presbytery Partnership and the Synod of Blantyre, Malawi, Africa. She traveled with the team to Malawi five times. Betty particularly enjoyed working with youth as a local Girl Scout leader and interdenominational youth work on local, state and national levels. Betty was a voracious reader, enjoyed knitting, traveling and supporting her grandchildren's varied activities. She enjoyed many summer family beach vacations and regular vacations with her college friends. Surviving are two daughters, Lynn (Mark) Caffrey of Canonsburg, Suzanne (Bruce) Columbus of Aspinwall; four grandchildren, Lee (Matt) Burnsworth, Alex Caffrey, Sam and Natalie Columbus; two great-grandchildren, Sydney and Andrea Burnsworth. Burial will be private and a celebration of life service will be held at Mt. Hope Community Church. The date will be announced in the future. Arrangements were entrusted to the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME, INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Online guestbook and personal condolences may be accessed at niedfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Pittsburgh Presbytery, care of International Partnership Ministry Team of Pittsburgh Presbytery, 901 Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Betty Noah, please visit Tribute Store
A celebration of life service will be held at Mt. Hope Community Church. Date to be announced.