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Mary Eileen (Cahill) Bates

April 26, 1929 September 4, 2019
Mary Eileen (Cahill) Bates
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Obituary for Mary Eileen (Cahill) Bates

Mary Eileen (Cahill) Bates, age 90, of McCandless Township, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

Eileen was born April 26, 1929 in Pittsburgh and married to John W. Bates, Jr. since August 12, 1954.

She earned her B.S. at Mt. Mercy (Carlow) College and her Master’s degree from University of Pittsburgh. Eileen taught at the City of Pittsburgh Schools for five years and then taught fifth grade at Poff Elementary School in Hampton School District for 33 years, retiring in 1995.

She was an active member of St. Ursula Church and especially involved with the Parish festival.

Eileen Bates was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, cousin, and friend who focused all her energy on the people and the Church that she loved. She celebrated life in a generous, thoughtful, warm-hearted manner always going out of her way for others. She was the most welcoming of hostesses making guests feel welcome and loved. Her disposition demonstrated appreciation for the gifts and talents of others. In her profession as a teacher, she was a positive and creative influence on her students, encouraging them to focus on growing in stature and using their gifts for the good of others. She generated a positive outlook on life and took great pleasure in helping others to improve in their knowledge and understanding of God’s goodness and love. Her family and friends looked upon her as a beacon of light and warmth. We are all better for having known and loved her.

She is survived by her husband, John W. Bates, Jr.; son, John William "Bill" Bates; daughter, Marianne (Joseph) T. Laity; grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Lauren and Kevin Qoyawayma; two sisters, Elizabeth (Ron) Shannon and Eleanor (Leo) Cox.

She was preceded in death her parents, John W. and Agnes (Laffey) Cahill and by her brother, Jack Cahill.

Eileen’s family will welcome friends from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 P.M. on Friday, September 6, 2019 at King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 2841 Woodland Circle in Allison Park.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 A.M.on Saturday, September 7, at St. Ursula Church, 3937 Kirk Avenue in Allison Park, with Father Garrett Dorsey officiating.

She will be laid to rest at Allegheny County Memorial Park in Allison Park.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

6

Sep

2:00 PM 9/6/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 9/6/2019 4:00:00 PM
King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

2841 Woodland Circle
Allison Park, PA 15101

King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
2841 Woodland Circle Allison Park 15101 PA
United States

Visitation

Friday

6

Sep

6:00 PM 9/6/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/6/2019 8:00:00 PM
King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

2841 Woodland Circle
Allison Park, PA 15101

King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
2841 Woodland Circle Allison Park 15101 PA
United States

Visitation

Saturday

7

Sep

10:00 AM 9/7/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Ursula Church

3937 Kirk Avenue
Allison Park, PA 15101

St. Ursula Church
3937 Kirk Avenue Allison Park 15101 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Allegheny County Memorial Park Final Resting Place

1600 Duncan Avenue
Allison Park, PA 15101

1600 Duncan Avenue Allison Park 15101 PA
United States
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