Sr. Alicia Schweitzer, CDP

  • Born: April 16, 1935
  • Died: October 14, 2017
  • Location: McCandless Township, Pennsylvania

Anthony G. Staab Funeral Home

900 Chartiers Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Tel. (412) 921-1705

Tribute & Message From The Family

Age 82, of McCandless Township, on Saturday, October 14, 2017, after a long illness. Dolores Ann Schweitzer was born on April 16, 1935 and baptized at St. Mary's Church in McKeesport, PA. She entered the Sisters of Divine Providence on September 16, 1951, received the name, Sister Alicia, at Investment on June 30, 1952, and professed final vows on August 12, 1958. Sister Alicia earned her BE degree at Duquesne University and her MSS from Villanova. She also had a NSF grant at the Catholic University of Puerto Rico and received her Principal certification from the University of Dayton. Sister Alicia ministered as teacher and principal in schools in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh, Arecibo, Puerto Rico and Columbus, Ohio. Her longest assignments were in Utuado, Puerto Rico and at Catholic High Schools in Dover and New Philadelphia, Ohio. Sister Alicia had served on the Board of Directors of LaRoche College, as Director of Business Affairs and in Formation Ministry for the Sisters of Divine Providence, as well as Pastoral Minister in Export, PA. She was the youngest child of Peter A. Schweitzer and Anna Marie Freund, is preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Robert, John, and a half-sister, Rosalia. Sister Alicia is survived by a brother, Gerald, of Wexford, PA, nieces and nephews, and the Sisters and Associates of Divine Providence. Visitation will take place at Providence Heights on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Wake Service at 7 p.m. Visitation Wednesday from 12-3 p.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at 4:00 p.m. in Mother of Divine Providence Chapel, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101. Memorial contributions may be sent to Sisters of Divine Providence.