Valerie Elaine (Bartolozzi) Bechtell

Born: Wed., Oct. 6, 1948
Died: Fri., Mar. 8, 2019


9:30 AM to 10:45 AM, Mon., Mar. 11, 2019
Location: Mother of Sorrows Church

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Mon., Mar. 11, 2019
Location: Mother of Sorrows Church

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Valerie Elaine Bechtell, 70, of Paintertown passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019.  She was born October 6, 1948 in Dunlevey, Pa daughter of the late Nello and Cheri Bartolozzi.  She was a member of the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville.  She was a graduate of Mercy Nursing School in 1968 and worked as a neonatal intensive care nurse at Magee and Forbes hospital for 20 years.  Valerie is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Dr. Walter Bechtell; a daughter Lauren (Scott) Rubenzer of Plover, Wisconsin; a son, Adam (Jessica) Bechtell of Greensburg; a son, Walter (Lisa) Bechtell Jr. of Paintertown; A daughter, Julia Bechtell USAF Travis Airforce Base; a son, Samuel Bechtell of Paintertown; a son, Thomas Bechtell of Paintertown; 10 grandchildren, Walter, Abigail, Ryan, Matthew, John Paul, Elizabeth, Emily, Grace, Anna, and Adelaide; A brother, Daniel Bartolozzi of Lippincott, Pa; and is preceded in death by a sister Hilda Scarcelli of Orange, California.  Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. this Monday in the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m.  Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to People Concerned for the Unborn Child at 3050 Pioneer Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15226 in Valerie’s name.

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Mark And Gretchen Nelson
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
Dear Walt and kids, We are so sorry to hear of Valerie’s passing. You were such good friends to us over the years! I’m sorry we aren’t able to make it to the funeral, but please be assured of our thoughts and prayers. Much love, Mark and Gretchen Nelson

Gary and Patty Norris
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
Please accept our sympathy and prayers for Valerie as we commemmorate her life dedicated to the sacredness of human life and the dedication to family. We share with the many people who have been enriched by the witness and service of Valerie and Walt as faithfilled Catholics who have vigilantly witnessed to the value of every life. Their lives have been a witness to this great Truth and are a reminder to us all of the importance of each and every human person. Thank you Valerie and we stand with Walt and your children in this loss of their beautiful mother , wife, and champion for life!

Pittsburgh Oral Surgery
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
Our deepest sympathies for your loss. A donation has been made in Valerie's name to People Concerned for the Unborn Child.

Bill and Heather Keimig
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
Dear Walt,
Gary Norris emailed me and Petroc this morning to tell us the news of your wife's passing. From the two times that I was privileged to visit your home and to share time with you both, I have vivid memories of her amazing fortitude, and graced clarity of heart. A true woman of the Church, walking a hard path in His grace. I simply remember being awed by her, and by your shared witness as a couple, especially in your beautiful openness to life. May she rest in His peace. I am so thankful for you and for her, and I am so sorry for your loss, my friend.
-- Bill

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