Dr. Michael Sittig
February 12, 2023

Visitation Information

February 15 2023 - 9:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside), Pittsburgh 15232

Funeral Information

February 15 2023 - 10:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232

DR. MICHAEL SITTIG: (5/2/47-2/12/23). Beloved husband and soulmate of the late Sheila Podolsky Sittig. Beloved brother of William (Ellen) Sittig, Diane Havrilla and Cindy Thompson, all of Pittsburgh. Beloved brother-in-law of Dr Terry (Podolsky) McDonald of Sarasota, FL. Beloved brother of the late Linda and Sharon. Beloved son of the late Laverne and William Sittig. Beloved son-in-law of the late Florence and Harry Podolsky. Also many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Dr Sittig served his country in the Navy and earned a BS from Duquesne University, a Masters from The New School in NYC, and eventually a PhD in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. After that, Michael sat for and passed the Psychology Licensing Exam. He practiced mostly in rehabilitation facilities, honing his skills as a Neuropsychologist. Dr Sittig belonged to both the Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, serving on the Board and as President of the former. 

Dr Sittig and his wife, Sheila, cared for many dogs over the years, delighting in their dogs' playful antics. Michael enjoyed moving dirt and gardening in the backyard. He also enjoyed all things technological. He was an amazing caregiver for his wife, kind, protective and empathetic. He will be missed by so many.

Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 10 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services, (9 - 10 AM). Interment Homewood Cemetery. 

Donations may be made to The Humane Society, Kidney Foundation, The American Heart Association, or a charity special to you. www.schugar.com


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We met Michael through our friendship with Sheila, who we truly loved. Michael was a wonderful husband and caregiver to Sheila. We pray for his family and friends. May God bless them and give them strength at this most difficult time.

By Paul and Nancy Cherep - February 14, 2023