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Goldie R. (Demes) Oskin

April 22, 1931 ~ January 21, 2018 (age 86)
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GOLDIE R. (DEMES) OSKIN
Goldie was born on April 22, 1931, and was called to heaven on January 21, 2018. She was a graduate of Duquesne High School where she returned in 1967 as a Business teacher. Her activities included drama coach, cheerleading sponsor, choral director, pep club advisor, senior class advisor, year book advisor, and music teacher on an “Emergency Certificate.” She also taught at Glassport in its final year as the Glassport Education District (1965-66) and then at South Allegheny in its first year as the jointure (1966-67). She received her BS degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and is a life-long member of the Pitt Alumni Association. She was also a member of the Heinz Chapel Choir in the early 50’s. In addition, Mrs. Oskin was a member of the NEA-R, PSEA-R, and the Allegheny County-R Education Association. In the community, she served as Secretary of the City of Duquesne Planning Commission; Treasurer of the Board of the Duquesne-West Mifflin Boys and Girls Club; Secretary of P.R.I.D.E. (Easter Egg Hunt, Light-Up Night Emcee, Clean-Up City with School Students, and Concerts in the Park). She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne for 74 years where she was the organist, a choir member, Clerk of Session, Elder, Sunday school teacher, Summer Bible School supervisor, and a member of the Church’s drama group. Mrs. Oskin was a member of the International Federation of Women’s Clubs on the local, county, district, and state levels. Locally, she served as President of the GFWC Women’s Club of Duquesne, the Circa East Civic Club, the ACFWC Circle of Presidents, and then as President of the Allegheny County Federation of Women’s Clubs. In the Southwestern District, she acted as Chairman of many departments, and on the state level, she co-chaired three conventions for the Pennsylvania Federation of Women’s Clubs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Elizabeth Demes; siblings, Elizabeth (Steve) Mazura, Frank (Elizabeth) Demes, Irene (Ned) Moyle; and her husband, Glen R. Oskin, Sr. and her son, Glen R. Oskin, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Spell (William Sr.) of Duquesne; daughter-in-law, Pat Zelop of Belleville, TX; grandchildren, William Spell Jr. (Heather) of Herminie, Jenna Spell of Duquesne, Glen Oskin III (Desiree) of College Station, TX, and Lindsey Gilley (Scott) of Houston, TX; great-grandchildren, Baily, William III, and Brody Spell, Peyton and Parker Oskin, and Jackson, Ryan, and Maddie Gilley; her loving sister-in-law, Agnes “Nan” (Oskin) of East McKeesport; also numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday and Friday 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Avenue, Duquesne 412-466-3300. Additional visitation on Saturday, January 27, from 10-11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne, 719 Duquesne Blvd., where her services will be held at 11 a.m. Reverend Judy Slater officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Prysbeterian Church of Duquesne.

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