Clara (Ezdebski) Wasylik

  • Died: November 11, 2020
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

William Slater II Funeral Service

1650 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Tel. (412) 563-2800

Tribute & Message From The Family


On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, Clara, age 92, peacefully returned home to the Lord surrounded by her devoted family. She was born February 22, 1928. Clara was preceded in death by her beloved husband William in 2004. She was the sister of the late John Ezdebski and Frances Pokryfka, Walter, Stanley and Joseph Wiech; daughter of the late Zigmund and Stella Ezdebski.

Clara is survived by her loving nieces and nephews Gina Drapala, David (Kathy) Drapala, Karen (Wayne) Dilla, Christine Wasylik, Marlene Yospyn, Joanne (Rich) Hurey, Sandra Krivonyak, Michael (Debi) Wasylik, Charlene Scheuring and Carol Stein. Beloved aunt to the late Nicholas Drapala and late great-niece Kristin (Drapala) Ritter.

Clara retired at 72 after a remarkable career as executive secretary for The Hillman Company and also as a legal secretary at Reed Smith Shaw & McClay.

Clara always enjoyed the family parties and holiday get togethers. She loved visiting with her great nieces and nephews and viewing their pictures on her digital picture frame. With a love for working outdoors in the yard and garden, Clara cherished all things pertaining to nature. She especially adored her cats. Clara loved to bake pies (especially cherry and apple) and made homemade applesauce that was always gone in a flash. She was a good listener, was always willing to help and most importantly, was interested in you and what was going on in your life. Clara would go out of her way to help anyone, and will be sorely missed and fondly remembered for her tough as nails spirit and warm, caring ways.

Services private for immediate family. Arrangements by WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICES INC., 1650 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220 (412-563-2800). Interment will be at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery, Baldwin Boro. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Clara's name to the Humane Animal Rescue 1101 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 (412-345-7300) https://www.humaneanimalrescue.org/


Condolence & Memory Journal

It is very troubling that the current situation does not permit us to be there with the rest of the family to honor Aunt Clara. Such a remarkable person who always had a smile and a true warmth that everyone could enjoy. Her wit never ceased to amaze us.We would leave our visits feeling so good knowing that she was happy. She will be missed but never ever forgotten. Rest in peace great lady!

Posted by Mike,Debi and Kelli Wasylik - Venice, FL - Family   November 16, 2020

My condolences to the loving family and friends of Clara an exceptional woman. I was fortunate to meet Aunt Clara' through Karen, her niece, and Stacy. I'm forever grateful as I came to know her fine qualities: her untamed zest for life, her confidence, intelligence, fun nature and especially her compassion and charity. Although separated by thousands of miles, I like to think we became late-in-life friends. When terrible bushfires scorched Australia in January 2020, Clara dug deep and donated generously to save the koalas on Kangaroo Island a natural haven for many unique animals. Clara's goodness and decency will live on. I shall remember her fondly. It was a privilege to know her, talk with her and enjoy her laughter. Diane in Australia

Posted by Diane Plummer - Melbourne - Friend   November 16, 2020

My parents, Ann and Al Bernhardy, who passed away in 2013 were long time next door neighbors of Clara and Bill and spoke of then often. Please accept my condolences on your loss and my prayers for all.

Posted by Pat Bernhardy - Pittsburgh, PA - Neighbor   November 15, 2020