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Julie (Gahagen) Schafer

August 1, 1970 ~ December 12, 2021 (age 51)


Of Moon Twp., formerly of West Newton, age 51, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Heritage Valley Hospital in Sewickley from complications of Covid-19. She was the loving mother of Lilah Killen; beloved daughter of Barbara J. Gahagan of West Newton and Frank Gahagan of Herminie, and life partner of Tim Pearce. She will be missed by a large extended family, many friends, and ice skating students. Julie graduated from Yough High School, attended California University of Pennsylvania, and coached ice skating for 30+ years. She was a member of the Ice & Blades Figure Skating Club of Western Pennsylvania and was currently instructing at Alpha Ice Complex, Rostraver Ice Garden, and Printscape Ice Arena at South Pointe. Friends received at Wolfe Memorial, LLC, Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh PA 15221, on Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00pm. Masks are strongly suggested for all, and required if you are not vaccinated. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to an educational fund for Lilah at






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December 16, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wolfe Memorial, LLC.
3604 Greensburg Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15221

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