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Constance F. Roman

June 6, 1934 ~ February 18, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Constance Roman Obituary

Constance “Connie” Leona Feduska Roman — born to Nicholas and Stella Feduska in western Pennsylvania — was a testament to resilience and creativity.

The eldest of five, her early life in Ambridge during the Great Depression shaped her compassionate outlook. A gifted artist from a young age, Connie turned to the violin when her family couldn’t afford a piano, showcasing her adaptability and passion for the arts.

Despite personal and societal challenges, Connie pursued a love for art and education, leading her to Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her college years were marked by leadership and innovation, notably becoming sorority president and honing her design skills. After college, she dedicated her life to teaching art in Beaver Valley, touching many lives with her talent and kindness.

Connie’s personal life was filled with both joy and tribulation. Marrying Alexander Richard Roman and raising three children, she faced her husband’s decades-long struggle with mental illness with courage and grace, becoming the family’s breadwinner. Her commitment extended beyond her family to significant community service, particularly with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), where she used her experience to help others.

Her faith and artistry were central to Connie’s life, especially at St. Stephen’s Church, where she led an adult painting group and contributed to charitable causes. Despite health challenges, including multiple battles with cancer, Connie found solace and strength in painting until macular degeneration limited her abilities.

Connie’s legacy lives on through her children, Chris, Brian, Monica, and their families, and her siblings. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, and sister Myra Gerlach.

Friends and family will be welcomed at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024 for a time of visitation and light refreshments in the lobby area of St. Stephen’s Church at 405 Frederick Ave., Sewickley, followed by a funeral service in the Sanctuary with interment in the Columbarium immediately thereafter.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christy House c/o St. Stephen’s Church, 405 Frederick Ave., Sewickley, PA 15143 or UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute, in the name of Dr. Andrew Thurston, Iroquois Building, Suite 308, 3600 Forbes Avenue at Meyran Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
February 24, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Stephen's Church
405 Frederick Ave
Sewickley, PA 15143

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 24, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Stephen's Church
405 Frederick Ave
Sewickley, PA 15143

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