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As many of you may have heard, Mary Radford, past president of the the Sheraden Community Council, lost her battle with cancer on Thursday.  The entire Sheraden community is grateful for her efforts to the Sheraden neighborhood.  She will be missed by all who knew her.


Mary Elizabeth Meyer Radford, age 47, of Sheraden, passed away surrounded by family and friends Thursday, January 28, 2010. Beloved wife of John Stark Radford and mother of Zia Rhea Meyer, Margaret Jean Radford and John Lawrence Radford, Mary will be sadly missed by all her family and remembered for her creative, loving spirit, her intelligence and open curiosity to the world and her generous affection for all people. Preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Thompson Meyer, Mary is survived by her father, John Percival Meyer, her sister Katherine and her husband Jack Spratt, her brother William Meyer and his wife Miriam, her sister Sarah and her husband Andy Sadler, her brother John Meyer and his wife Dawn as well as many nieces and nephews. Mary served for many years with the Sheraden Community Council including the duties of president. She is well known as a member of the Bell River Artisans at the Market at 20th and Penn in the Strip District for her handmade soaps and candles. Special thanks to more than good friends Chris and Nomi Leasure and Kacey Comini Sherrod for their extra support to Mary and her family during these last months. The family would also like thank the support of the teachers and staff at Pittsburgh Langley High School and Chatham University as well as the University's swim team. Friends will be welcome at a Celebration of Life event to be held at the Phipps Conservatory from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday, February 4h. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to the children's college funds, the Phipps Conservatory and the Manchester Craftsman Guild.

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