Marsha A. Fidoten
August 4, 2021

Funeral Information

August 10 2021 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232
MARSHA A. FIDOTEN: 93, of Pittsburgh passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Born in Greenwich Village in downtown New York City, she was a lifelong artist and 25 year esteemed art educator  at Taylor Allderdice High School and Media Supervisor for Pittsburgh Public Schools. She held her Masters degree from University of Pittsburgh,  her Bachelor's degree from Carnegie Mellon, her Certificate in Interior Design from Pratt Institute  and also attended NYU, Pratt, Harvard, the New School and Boston Museum School.  She exhibited with and served on committees of  many arts organizations including Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media, Carnegie Museum and the National Society of Arts and Letters. Surviving are her beloved husband of 73 years, Dr. Robert E. Fidoten;  two sons and their spouses, Douglas and Beth Fidoten, Eric and Sharyl Fidoten; five cherished grandchildren, Aaron, Hannah, Annie, Jacob and Daniel.  She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Irwin and Gerri Abrams. She was preceded in death by parents Mary and Joseph Abrams. Marsha was a creative dynamo who will be missed greatly by all her life touched. Contributions may be made to Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media (  Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel Inc., family owned and operated,


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Doug, I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending you warm thoughts at this difficult time. Take care, Deb

By Deb Korono - August 10, 2021

Gerri and I wish you peace and that after the service you start your new life as Marsha would have wished, We remember her as a big sister, an artist, a family matriarch, a successful parent, and a warm and caring person. We regret that we regret that we could not attend in person.

By Dr. Robert E Fidoten - August 09, 2021

It was always a pleasure to have Marsha join our July 4th get together. She was an engaging and interesting woman who added energy and engaging conversation to the gathering. I know this is a great loss to all who knew and loved her. My condolences to all of you. Warmly, Judith

By Judith Guberman - August 09, 2021