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Mildred Nash

February 25, 2022

Obituary

Mildred Nash, a long time Sewickley resident passed away February 25, 2022 at the age of 94.  She was born in Duquesne, Pa on November 21, 1927, the 2nd of 12 children born to the late Essie and Armutis Stanley.  

In 1945 she graduated from Duquesne High School. She later attended Pittsburgh School of Art and Allegheny Community College. 

She met George Stratton Nash, Sr. in her late twenties and they married on December 7, 1954. shortly afterwards they moved to Philadelphia where they resided for several years eventually, they settled in Sewickley Pa purchased a home and raised their two sons Stratton and Paul

Mildred was a loving wife, an extraordinary mother, devoted sister, impassioned church and community leader and a courageous trail blazer. 

Her employment journey started following high school graduation in June 1945 where she worked a variety of jobs from domestic cleaning at the Pittsburgh YMCA to Elevator Operator, Switchboard operator, However, it was her job as a Secretary for the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County that landed her a position as secretary to the Honorable Eunice Ross and becoming the 1st Black woman to cross the racial lines and work for a white Judge. Despite racially based, false claims to disqualify and undermine her qualification she stayed with the Judge until her retirement in 1992.

Mildred’s service to the community and her church was extensive.She committed herself to serving to the needs and wants of the community. During her lifetime she held positions as a Board member on the Sewickley Community Center and belonged to several organizations. The Hawthorne Club, Travel Club, Sewickley Historical, Society, Triumph Missionary Society are just a few organizations Mildred participated in. However, it is her role as Teacher and starting the Triumph Senior ministry that brought her so much joy and spiritual growth. 

Mildred loved to travel and made trips both domestically and abroad. Favorite destinations were Israel and Venice. She loved taking trips with her sisters and looked forward to the annual Martha’s Vineyard family vacation.

Lastly anyone who eventually had the opportunity to know her understood that her 1st love was Bridge. For decades, 2 Saturdays a month, work, church, civic duties, family obligations all stopped to meetup with a group of lifelong friends and play a few hands of bridge, eat, laugh while listening to Jazz 

She leaves her most cherished legacies to her sons, Stratton and Paul Nash, daughter in-law Carla Nash, grandson Stratton Nash, III and sisters Barbara Smith and Gladys Crawford of Atlanta, Georgia. She is predeceased in death by her parents, Essie and Armutis Stanley of Duquesne, PA, Husband, George Stratton Nash Sr., Siblings, Nora Jamison, Mae-Francis Gooden, Ernestine Howard, Philip Stanley, Cornell Stanley, Calvin Stanley, Kenneth Stanley, Wilbert Stanley and Daviston Stanley.

A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 AM, March 5, 2022 at Triumph Church of Sewickley, her church home of over 40 years. Pastor Craig Giles will officiate. Donations and condolences may be offered at Triumph Church, 1293 Mt Nebo Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Sewickley Community Center  located at  15 Chadwick Street, Sewickley, PA 15143, in honor of Mildred Nash

 

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