Gertrude Mallet
August 2, 2020

GERTRUDE MALLET: Age 93, died on August 2; Beloved wife of the late Mervin Mallet; beloved mother of Iris Harlan (Christoph) and the late Patricia Mallet. Beloved grandmother of Aaron Harlan (Lilian) and Isaac Harlan; great grandmother of Leonardo Lee Harlan. Beloved Aunt of Stephen Rosen and Wendy Levine. Dearest friend of so many. Known as “Gert” or “Go Go Gertie” to those who knew her best, Gert had an exceptional zest for life. Born in Pittsburgh in 1927 to Peter and Lena Rosen, she developed a love for theatre and music at a young age. She had an eye for beauty and fashion and carved a career as an Interior Designer. Throughout their 60 years of marriage, Gert and Merv were known to see every show in town, whether Michael Jordan, Walt Harper or Buddy Greco and never missed a Steelers game. Likewise devoted to their grandsons, they never missed Aaron’s Little League games or Isaac’s jazz concerts. Their strong love enabled them to endure the loss in 1982 of their cherished Patti. Their enjoyment of one another’s company and devotion served as inspiration to many. Until  the end of April 2020, when she sustained an injury from a fall, Gert continued to pursue many interests. At Concordia of the South Hills where she lived for the past three years, she organized trips to museums and casinos and broke into the men’s poker club. As said by her nephew Steve, she was the one we could always depend on for generosity, love and joy. Services and Interment Private. According to Gert’s wishes, the family is requesting that donations in her memory be made to the Patricia Mallet Memorial Scholarship Fund of Pace University, One Pace Plaza, New York NY 10038 or the Lottman Family Fund of Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Development Center, 1250 Bower Hill Road, Pittsburgh PA 15243. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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