Age 44, of Forest Hills, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020, from metastatic breast cancer. Leslie was a devoted mom, a loving daughter and sister, and a doting aunt. She was a sweet friend; a person of faith; a kind soul; a compassionate stranger. A thoughtful co-worker, as well as a respected professional. A meticulous planner; a radiant presence; and a pretty darn snappy dresser. She was a talented vocalist in the church choir; an awesome gift-giver; a diligent gingerbread cookie maker; and a founding member of the “Books And Broads” reading club. Leslie was a profoundly brave woman, a battle-tested fighter, and the toughest person her adoring, heartbroken family will ever know. She is survived by her son, Elliott; mother and father, Mary Ellen and Bud Sober; sister, Raeann Horgas (Jay); brothers, Matt Sober and Michael Sober (Kara); nephew and nieces, Marek, Anne, and Charlotte; and Elliott’s father, Matthew Paat, and Elliott’s grandparents, Dr. Florante and Gwendolyn Paat. Friends received at Wolfe Memorial, LLC, Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh PA 15221, on Friday 1-3 and 5-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bede Church of St. Mary Magdalene Parish on Saturday at 10am followed by interment in Mount Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Leslie’s memory to The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, Institutional Advancement Dept., 1405 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15217-1350, www.amazingkids.org, where Leslie dedicated her entire two-decade career to healing, teaching, and empowering children. You can also honor her spirit by doing something kind for someone in need.
The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed by St. Mary Magdalene Parish on their Facebook page. Viewers do not need to have a Facebook account to view the funeral. Anyone that would like to attend virtually should click this link on Saturday, December 5, at 10:00am: https://www.facebook.com/events/153891843132385/
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The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh
Institutional Advancement Department, 1405 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15217-1350