Ellen Calig
February 10, 2016

Visitation Information

February 12 2016 - 10:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

Funeral Information

February 12 2016 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

CALIG, ELLEN: On Wednesday, February 10, 2016; There is nothing like a mother's love and no one loved her children more than Ellen.  Born on January 9, 1940, she was the daughter of Donald and Dorothy Israel and the beloved sister of Roslyn Shore of Atlanta, Georgia and Fran Schreiber (Marvin) of Allison Park, Pennsylvania.  Ellen met her husband, Eliott, at age thirteen when he pulled her from a sewer that she had jumped into after a ball, injuring her ankle.  They married five years later and raised three children, Debbie (Kevin) Brode of Allison Park, Lynda (Greg) Theiler of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jeffrey (Lauren) Calig of Cleveland, Ohio.  She was the Grams, Bubba, Bubbie to grandchildren Danny, Matthew, Michael and Andrew Brode, Sarah and Rachael Theiler, and Gillian and Ethan Calig, all of whom she loved, spoiled and stalked on Facebook.  Ellen was a passionate, energetic and engaging woman.  Her house was the place where her children's friends gathered for food, fun and a little counseling, where Steeler games were passionately watched along with every other major sports event. She then turned her energy to Linton's, an upscale woman's boutique. With her keen eye for fashion and gift with customers, she went on to become the buyer and store manager, traveling to New York regularly to buy clothes for the store and customers she loved.  Our hearts are broken to say goodbye to the most giving Mom, best friend, best Bubba and devoted wife.  We love her and miss her so much already.  Rest in peace. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Friday at 11 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services (10 - 11 AM). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to American Heart Association, P.O Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693 or American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036. www.schugar.com


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i left pittsburgh in 1981 but i never forgot ellen and the laughter and her "take on life" that she left me with when we nursery school carpooled and had playdates (did not have a name then) with lynda and my daughter donna. through the years a memory will be triggered that always brings a smile to my face. not only was she beautiful, adorable and hilarious but she was devoted to everyone in her family. my heartfelt sympathies go out to the calig family for your enormous irreplaceable, one of a kind loss. shirley shratter zimmerman 404 brookview circle nw atlanta, ga. 30339 clz767@aol.com i would like to take roslyn for lunch if the time comes when when she is comfortable talking about ellen and her family.

By shirley shratter zimmerman - March 02, 2016

Jeff, Lynda, Debbie, & Pappa Calig, So sad to hear about Mrs C. You have been in my thoughts these past two weeks. It has made me remember the good old days of hanging out in the best stocked kitchen in all of Pittsburgh. What I wouldn't do for one more corned beef sandwich. Love Huck

By John "Huck Hirsh - February 14, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with you

By Sheila and David Livingston - February 12, 2016

Jeffrey, I'm so sorry to hear the news about your mother. What beautiful words. You, your mother, and the rest of your family are in our prayers. May you find comfort in your loving memories.

By Kim and Abe Kader - February 12, 2016

We extend our deepest sympathy to the Calig & Brode families on the loss of a dearly loved family member.

By Bruce & Sheila Seiling - February 12, 2016

Ellen was a wonderful person with a smile on her face. So sorry for your loss

By Roberta Mann - February 11, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you.❤

By Christy Clancy-Avery - February 11, 2016

Jeffrey and Lauren, So sorry to hear about your mother. May she be well in heaven.

By Bill and Debra Shaub - February 11, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss!

By Christy Clancy-Avery - February 11, 2016

Debbie and all. I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. My prayers are with you and your family.

By Sarita Dorn Pearce - February 11, 2016

I knew Ellen in high school and even attended her wedding. About a year ago we became Facebook friends. I am so very sorry to hear of her death. My condolences go to the entire family!

By Linda Marks Kleinbart - February 11, 2016

Locker mate from so many years ago - friend - my sympathy to the entire family.

By Margery Freedman Shrinsky - February 11, 2016

I am deeply saddened for the loss of my friend Jeff Calig's mother. My prayers and thoughts are with the entire family. My hope is that during these difficult times the family will be able to remember all the ways that Ellen made them smile and allow themselves to smile once again in her memory.

By Scott - February 11, 2016