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“Our deepest, heartfelt condolences to the Pyros family ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Charles & Helen Van Norden - PA

“Dear Mr. Pyros, Missy, George and Kyrk, With my deepest sympathy, I reflect on Liberty's kind soul and loving heart that nurtured a wonderful family....Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Dave Colley - Morgantown, WV

“My heart is broken to hear the passing of sweet Liberty. I adored taking care of her at The Sheridan and I hope the time that I was employed there, I...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Hailey Bendig

“Liberty was an amazing person. She always had a positive attitude and was devoted to her husband, her family and her friends. She was kind, caring...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: KATHRYN ZABETAKIS - Sarasota, FL

“I am so sorry to learn of Aunt Libertys passing. It is especially sad, in this time period when normal Church services and funerals homes are closed...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Michael Alberty - Family

“Enjoyed her great spiritAlways upbeat, sweetIm a bridge player Knew her only from paa where I exercised and occasionally when she playedHardly knew...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Richard Katz - Pittsburgh, PA

“A Very Sweet and Lovely Woman who I knew from the PAA Club in Oakland. Always a Wonderful Smile and Kind words were spoken by here to all of us...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Stan McPherson - Pittsburgh, PA

“May her memory be eternal. I was a babysitter for the Pyros family for many years. I had my first Greek cookies from your mom, believe they were...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Arlene Fleck - Pittsburgh, PA

“I am deeply saddened to hear of Liberty's passing. She was without a doubt one of the lovliest women I have ever known. She was my neighbor since I...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Joanne (Pruss) Kramer - PA

“We are so sorry for your loss and may all of the good memories of Liberty comfort you. Liberty was a very fascinating, unique woman, who was...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Jackie Alberty - Friend

“It was a pleasure hearing the stories everyone is sharing about Liberty. She was a beautiful soul. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Bricelyn Meerdo (Zabetakis) - PA

“My deepest sympathy to the Pyros family. Liberty was a wonderful woman who lit up the room with her smile! I have fond memories of sharing meals she...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Maria Zabetakis - Tampa, FL


Liberty Z. Pyros was a wonderful lady. Never has she spoken any unkind word. She was always smiling and speaking in a very positive manner. She was married for 55 wonderful years and bore four children. She herself was one of eight children. They lived in an old coal mining town called Burgettstown where their facilities was an out house. Though born in United States she could not speak a word of English when she first attended parochial school. However with her determination to do well she graduated valedictorian of her class. As a result of her achievements she was awarded a college scholarship. However due to financial reasons her family could not afford more than one year. She was determined to complete her education and start employment with the University of Pittsburgh that enabled her to receive six free credits per year as an employee. This was quite a struggle for her because she still lived in Burgettstown. She rode a bus to downtown and then took a street car to Pitt to be there at 6 AM for employment. After pursuing this for seven years she graduated.

Upon graduation she got married and then continued her education in grad school. Her first employment was as an engineer at Westinghouse. Subsequently she bore 4 children and then taught calculus part time at University of Pittsburgh and CCAC for more than 25 years. Her second passion was duplicate bridge where she obtained the ranking of a Life Master and a director. She held weekly games at the University Club and the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. She authored a 250 page book on the actual plays of duplicate bridge.

She spent many of her summers in Greece (Crete) and in our second home in Myrtle Beach. She enjoyed many friends in Greece and in Myrtle Beach and to this day they still correspond with her. One of her sons best describes the feeling that you have when you're with her saying, "you are a great mom and are always there for me. It's obvious that you cared very much for all your children. Thanks for teaching us the simple things in life. The more we realize how much God loves us, the more grateful we are to have a Mom who truly cares."

Sadly, Liberty suffered with Alzheimer's affliction for many years which limited her social life.

The funeral and liturgy will be held at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, FRIDAY , April 10. 2020, at 11:30. Due to present circumstances attendance is limited. Therefore the service will be live streamed. William Slater II Funeral Service (412-563-2800) 1650 Greentree Rd, Scott Twp., entrusted with arrangements by the Pyros Family. www.slaterfuneral.com

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