Maxine Slavonsky Brunwasser
February 15, 2021
MAXINE SLAVONSKY BRUNWASSER: Loving daughter of the late Florence (Weinberg) and Maurice Slavonsky, devoted wife of the late Albert Brunwasser, and wonderful mother of Lou Ann (Cliff) May, Brenda (Jeff) Southworth, Eileen (Randy) Sherman and Allison (Jeff) Nabonsal and grandmother of 10 devoted grandchildren – Miranda and Evan May; Griffin, Gillian and Tyler Southworth; Justin and Marissa Sherman; Alex, Nate and Sabrina Nabonsal and dog mom to her rescue princess, Zelda. Maxine was born in New Castle, PA and grew up surrounded by a loving family with many aunts, uncles and cousins. She graduated from the Canonsburg General Hospital Nurses Training Program before a brief stint in the US Army reserves as a registered nurse. Throughout her lengthy career at Kane Hospital, Woodville and Mayview State Hospitals she made many lifelong friends. Upon her retirement as a nursing supervisor, she enjoyed traveling to visit her daughters and her extended family. She also found the time to see a bit of the world with friends and relatives. Some of Maxine’s favorite things to do included touring museums, seeing a show, sampling baked goods, watching ghost movies and enjoying a restaurant meal out with friends. But more than anything else, she loved to shop, and especially enjoyed a one-day sale. She is famous for her cookie baking, and we will all miss her delicious treats. (Although, she herself could have lived exclusively on banana splits!) She was a long-time member of Beth El Congregation of the South Hills and enjoyed participating in first Monday programs there. Maxine was fun and funny, a great mom and grandma to her daughters, grandchildren and Chihuahua, Zelda. She will be sorely missed by many. Services and Interment Private. Donations can be made in Maxine’s memory to Washington Area Humane Society at http://www.washingtonpashelter.org. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to Maxine's four daughters and their extended families for the loss of their Mother/Grandmother. Maxine was a wonderful friend to us and we miss her greatly. Her thoughtfulness, generosity and sense of humor made her a joy to be around.
I first met Maxine on May 21, 2013, as a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society. We hit it off right away and I soon found that her quick wit would require me to 'up my game' if I was to keep up with her.
Her favorite thing to do following the many appointments we went to, was to stop for breakfast or lunch (it was always well past noon) and maybe even a quick look at one of the local bakery counters. She loved her baked goods! Of course, she would always get me something too. That was just her nature. I am still carrying a few extra pounds that I attribute to these occasions.
We are thankful to have had the opportunity to view her services via Zoom. It was a very nice alternative and would likely be welcome at all services, even after Covid is no longer a concern.
A special nod to Evan, who did a fantastic job of describing the essence of his Grandmother's love, generosity and caring.By Robert and Marcia Taylor
- February 20, 2021