Virginia Grace Peterson

Age 94, of Sewickley, formerly of Bellevue, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 27, 2022. Beloved wife of the late William R. Peterson, Sr. Dear mother of William (Betty) Peterson, Jr., Linda (late Edward) Mackall, Paul (Carol) Peterson, Virginia Peterson, Shirley (Ken) Buch, Roy Peterson and the late Mary Peterson. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Virginia was a matron of the Eastern Star and a member of the Loyal Order of the Orange. Family and Friends are welcome for visitation on Thursday, 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM at the McDONALD – LINN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE, 529 California Avenue Avalon, PA 15202. A funeral service will be celebrated in the McDonald – Linn Chapel on Friday morning at 10 AM. Burial will follow at Allegheny Cemetery.

Carole Milda Kennedy Wiedmann

Age 86, passed away at her home in Ohio Township on Friday, November 25, 2022. She was surrounded by her husband, Paul Wiedmann and four children, Claire, John, Katherine and Christina and son-in-law, John Ednie. She is also survived by her sister, Susan and brother-in-law, James, and their children, Christine, Katherine and James; her sister-in-law, Elsa Fecak and her children, Patricia, Diane and Kevin; her cousins: Michele Richard and his wife, Peggy, and his children, Michelle, Paul, Kevin, and Dana; Julie Lewis, and her daughter, Jessica; Kenneth Stromborg and his daughters, Julie and Brenda; and Paul Stromborg and his sons, Nels and Daniel; along with many other relatives, friends, and her devoted Fender pup.

Carole was born in Manhattan, NY, studied fashion design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and graduated from college in 1958. She met her husband Paul Wiedmann on the A train in New York City at age 17 and they were together for 68 years. Carole moved to Pittsburgh in 1959 and joined the Ladies Auxiliary and the Grange in Ohio Township. She entered her flower arrangements in the Grange fair and won blue ribbons for her canned goods. She was a talented pianist and loved playing Scott Joplin rags. She went back to school in 1979 with daughter Claire to get her nursing degree. She worked as a registered nurse for many years and later focused on her love of gardening as a perennial expert at Reilly’s Farm. She was a vice president and board member of the Thomas Merton Center and was an activist in the anti-war movement. In her sixties and seventies, she was a member of Code Pink and regularly went to Washington, DC to participate in peace marches. She was an avid reader, environmentalist, and a lover of opera and the arts.

Family and friends are welcome for visitation on Friday, December 2, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at McDONALD-LINN FUNERAL HOME at 529 California Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15202. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday December 3, 2022, at McDonald-Linn. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.