STRASSBURGER, SHEILA: of Pittsburgh, 67, formerly of Medford, MA, passed peacefully on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, after a 40-year struggle with multiple sclerosis. She received her Bachelor's degree from Simmons College and her Master's degree in English from Carnegie Mellon University. She is survived by her son, David (Meredith) Strassburger of Pittsburgh, two grandchildren (Scott and Julia), a brother, Martin Richards of Boynton Beach, FL and a nephew, Geoffrey Richards of Chicago, IL. Sheila was a doting mother, an unwavering friend and devoted teacher. In her youth, she was an accomplished sailor. We will remember her strength, her grace, and her humor in the face of daily adversity. Services are private. Donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Western PA Chapter, 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 105, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.