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Amanda K. Short
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  • Western Pennsylvania Humane Society
    1101 Western Avenue
    Pittsburgh , PA 15233

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“I was shocked to learn of Mandy's passing. Knew her since 8th grade in Rootstown and kept in touch by letters in recent times. I loved her love of...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Larry L. Miller - Akron, OH

“My sisters and I always recall fondly visiting out "Aunt Mandy" and our cousins when were were kids in the 1960s. There was always an air of...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Karl Kaiser - Altamonte Springs, FL

“Mandy was like a second mother to me growning up. the mom to one of my closest childhood friends, ms Mandy was a part of my life in sunshine and a...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: tammy lyons - erie, PA

“Thanks to everyone who visits here. My mom passed away exactly as she would have wanted to. At home, pain-free, with her dog by her side. And yes,...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Frances Langum - Springfield, IL

“My Aunt Mandy was a very sweet and kind Lady, who will be missed by her friends and all of her family. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Ian Kress - Houston, TX

“So very sorry to hear of Mandy's passing. Thank the good Lord she died in peace with her family by her side. What a truly wonderful woman - kind,...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Lois Warp - Meadville, PA


Age 77, of Pittsburgh's North Side, passed away peacefully and happily in her home on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Amanda was simply the sweetest woman ever on Earth. She leaves behind her husband of 54 years, Ian; sister, Mary McCarty of Gainesville, FL; daughters, Frances (Bill) Langum of Springfield, IL, Marion (Joe) Steele of Brookfield, OH, and Helen (Henry) Lenard of Bellevue, PA; five grandchildren, David, Audrey, Anna, Henry and Zoe; and her beloved dog, Max, who was by her side throughout her brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Frances Kaiser; two brothers, John and Fritz Kaiser; and her infant daughter, Amanda. She graduated from Kent State University in 1961 and obtained her Masters of Art from Kent in 1971. Amanda was a prolific artist and lover of the obscure, bizarre and macabre, owning many vintage, one-of-a-kind items. Most notable was her love for animals. She had many pets – and at times, too many– throughout her life, but all of her animals were an integral part of Amanda's immensely kind soul. Donations in her name to the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society are welcomed and appreciated. All services were private in fulfillment of her wishes. Arrangements entrusted to ANTHONY G. STAAB FUNERAL HOME, INC.