Nessa Anita Green Mines

  • Died: February 27, 2022
  • Location: Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania

William Slater II Funeral Service

1650 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Tel. (412) 563-2800

Tribute & Message From The Family

Age 92, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away on February 27, 2022, peacefully in her current home at Providence Point, Scott Township. She was surrounded by those most important to her. She was born June 1929 in Dormont, but moved very early on to Mt. Lebanon. She loved the community and never considered living elsewhere. She was the daughter of the late Max and Martha (Hirsch) Green and the sister of Marcia (Irving) Farbstein (deceased). She was the wife of Samuel C. Mines, M.D. (deceased 2011). Her children are Stacie Hollis (Stan) Joseph and Jonathan K. Mines. Nessa made an indelible impression on her two grandsons, Matthew and Andrew Joseph. Each of them cherished the special times they had with her. She taught elementary school at Kelton in Dormont in her 20s and early 30s. She had a passion for writing and her articles were published in major as well as local magazines on such topics as jewelry, paperweights, needlepoint, and even a young Mt. Lebanon clay court tennis player and her family. She enjoyed researching and engaging with people and the subjects. Additionally, she was a talented needlepointer and knitter. Her daughter still wears suits that Nessa knit in the 1970s. She went on to enjoy photography... most especially landscape and nature. She not only exhibited at the Three Rivers Arts Festival, but she won numerous awards. She was one of the first in her group of friends to "try" the computer. It was her way of keeping in touch a bit faster than the postal service, though she loved sending beautiful cards. As it became physically more challenging to do lunch in many places, the staff at the Rivers' Club always welcomed her like family. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was one of her favorite "date nights" during their season. She was a devoted philanthropist who most especially missed her music during the COVID. She was a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Association, Civic Light Opera Guild, Allegheny County Medical Society Alliance, Hadassah, Temple Emanuel, and Beth El Congregation. Her Funeral will be a Graveside Service led by Rabbi Aaron Meyer at West View Cemetery in Pittsburgh on Wednesday at 11 am. A Memorial Service will be planned for spring, a time of year she loved as her flowers will be blooming then. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and St. Clair Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, Scott Twp (412-563-2800).

Condolence & Memory Journal

We offer our condolences. Nessa was a devoted wife with style and grace.

Posted by Joseph Trompeter - Pittsburgh, PA - Friend   March 02, 2022

We offer our condolences. Nessa was a devoted wife with style and grace.

Posted by Drs. Joseph and Toby Trompeter - Pittsburgh, PA - Friend   March 02, 2022

I had the pleasure of meeting Nessa a few years ago. Since then, I was honored to meet her family. Nessa had a funny sense of humor and I always looked forward to visiting her when I could. She will truly be missed as she meant a lot to myself as well as our team.
Sending prayer and strength to her children, who were their mother's biggest advocates.

With warmest regards,

Posted by Krystal Finkbeiner - Pittsburgh, PA - Friend   March 02, 2022