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“So sad. Manon was loved so much by her Dad. He was so proud of her. My deepest condolences. ”
1 of 31 | Posted by: Jeff Oster - Perrysburg, OH

I'll always love you, Dad. “My sweet Angel. I'll always love you, Dad. ”
2 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“She was such a bright spot at Sewickley Academy. I remember seeing her perform on stage and being so impressed. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 31 | Posted by: Joan Cucinotta

“My little girl, my young woman, my Daughter.....I will always love you. I wrote her eulogy. She knows it flowed from my finger tips like water...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Robert Sohn - Mt. Lebanon, PA

“Rebecca. I am saddened beyond words to learn of Manon. My heart goes out to you and sends you love, strength, and compassion as you navigate the...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Audrey Bonnett - Webster NY

“Rebecca I just heard about your tragic loss of your beautiful, Manon. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you. I know how very much...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: John Tubridy

“Dear Mr. and Mrs. Sohn,I am very sorry for your loss. I knew Manon from her time working as lab manager at Carnegie Mellon. I'd look forward to our...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Allison Drash - Pittsburgh, PA

“What a beautiful tribute to an outstanding young lady, Rebecca. I am overwhelmed by all her achievements and talents and accomplishments at such a...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Susanne Mauree - Pittsburgh

“She was a sweet and gentle young lady. I had spoken with her between ADP courses on several occasions where she encouraged me to support my...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Ms Teri Gilmore - Pittsburgh, PA

“Although I did not know Manon, she must have been a wonderful young lady. You have my deepest sympathy. ”
10 of 31 | Posted by: a friend - pittsburgh, PA

“Bob and Becky,With warm thoughts and prayers, may your heart and soul find peace and comfort. ”
11 of 31 | Posted by: Jeanne Pelayo - Camp Hill, PA

“My mother cared for Manon from the time she was a newborn baby. My mother loved her and will welcome her into heaven. So very sorry for your loss. ”
12 of 31 | Posted by: Cheryl Augustine Shillcutt - GA

1998 Manon the Flower Girl “I was blessed to have seen that amazing smile just as many others were also blessed with your gracefulness and kind heart ❤ ”
13 of 31 | Posted by: Kelly Donnelly - Des Moines, IA

“When I think of Manon, I think of a quiet gentleness and a quiet intelligence,....an observer of people and of the world,..of wisdom beyond the scope...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Brenda Tagg - Mechanicsburg, PA

“I had the opportunity to see and hear Manon perform on stage at Sewickley Academy when she was student there. Even at that age, she was poised and...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Ray Fedorko - Ambridge


16 of 31 | Posted by: AR - Pittsburgh, PA

“I met Manon when we were five years old in kindergarten. We instantly had an incredible Bond. When she went to Sewickley we continue to remain very...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Stephanie smigiel - Pittsburgh, PA

“Manon and I graduated from Sewickley Academy together - around the holidays I saw her when I was working at Anthropologie and it was as if no time...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Carly Tustin - Pittsburgh, PA

“I'm so terribly sorry for your loss...she was a Beautiful Girl...she will be truly missed. ”
19 of 31 | Posted by: Maryann Liddle - Mt.Lebanon, PA

“Manon was my student at Sewickley Academy in sixth grade science. My heart aches for your family at the devastating loss of such a talented and kind...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“Your Day came way too soon. You were an angel on earth and now you are an Angel in Heaven... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqWHaDG5TZs ”
21 of 31 | Posted by: D S - Family

“I did not know Manon. I am just a person who scrolls through obituaries now and then. I just wanted to say that she sounded like an amazing person....Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“Your Day came way too soon, but You are now in a better place living as an Angel... <3(3)... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk0oYZ5m-Hs ”
23 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“Manon was my first friend at Sewickley & we have been friends for 13 plus years. We have so many memories. When I think of home (Pittsburgh) I think...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Sam Thomas - Pittsburgh, PA

“Manon was my first friend at Sewickley & we have been friends for 13 plus years. We have so many memories. When I think of home (Pittsburgh) I think...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Sam Thomas - Pittsburgh, PA

“Rebecca,There are no words, my heart goes out to you at this very difficult time. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
26 of 31 | Posted by: Kristen Farrell - Pittsburgh, PA

“You were a precious gift to the world and to all who lovedyou dearly. We mourn your loss and wish your kind and gentle spirit rests inpeace, Cousin...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Mark Venti - Vicksburg, MS

“Rebecca and family,I can't imagine your grief and sadness. What an amazing young woman. My heart is with you. ”
28 of 31 | Posted by: Susan Coen - Pittsburgh, PA

“Please find comfort from God's word during this time.Luke7: 11-15 ”
29 of 31 | Posted by: c t

“forever loved ”
30 of 31 | Posted by: Kim Smigiel - Pittsburgh, PA

“Manon was the sweetest, smartest girl and never had an unkind thing to say about anyone or a mean bone in her body. I remember riding the bus with...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: alaina Raftis - Pittsburgh, PA


Manon passed away on March 11, 2017 at home. She was born July 19, 1991 and the only child of Rebecca Abbas Sohn and Robert C. (Theresa) Sohn. She was blessed with intelligence, beauty and compassion for others. Manon carried the grace to widen social circles and show others that all needed to belong. When in her presence, her friends always knew, they were special.
She loved and lived the Arts, often using poetry and quotes to cut through the noise and static of our complicated and technologically driven world. She turned to music and became an accomplished harpist. While completing her undergraduate studies, she held an affiliation with McGill University's Wind Symphony and Sinfonietta ensembles. She was a past member of the American Harp Society and a graduate of Boston University's Tanglewood Institute. Never forgetting, she often spoke fondly and reminisced about her early summer internship at WYEP FM, Pittsburgh's public radio station, where she programmed playlist content and felt enriched by their music and artistic expression
Manon held an insatiable curiosity for how children learn and build their social skills. After graduating college, she became a member of a nationally recognized research team focusing on early childhood development. She served as a Research Associate and Laboratory Manager, at Carnegie Mellon University's, Cognitive Development Lab and Discovery Process Lab.
Believing that stepping out of the laboratory and better understanding the plight of educators was needed to further herself, she pursued clinical work. At the time of her death, she was employed as an autism therapist, supporting those on the spectrum in schools and working with their families—her empathy and compassion still shining brightly.
Manon loved animals, caring for an array of over 14 during her childhood. But it was the dogs she loved most. She could be seen often in the parks and on the trails, with Ruca, a Labrador mix, rescued from Tennessee, who owned her heart.
Manon was currently enrolled in the Masters of Science Program in Applied Developmental Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. She held a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from McGill University, Montreal, QC and was a graduate of Sewickley Academy.
She is survived by her parents, paternal grandmother (Mary Ellen Sohn), aunts & uncles, step family and several cousins. She was loved by all who knew her. The viewing and burial will be private. A memorial celebration will held at 11:00AM on March 17, 2017 at St Paul's Episcopal Church, 1066 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228.
Her family asks her life be a reminder that it is compassion for others and the acceptance of human frailty, not judgment, which matter most.
Donations are suggested to the Women's Center & Shelter of Pittsburgh, Children's Program, P.O. Box 9024, Pittsburgh PA 15224.