By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere
Devin Matta, 25, passed in peace on December 8, 2018, surrounded by her family and close friends. She was born on November 18, 1993 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and survived by her parents, Gary and Rona Matta; her boyfriend, Nate Hall; older sister, Langley and her fiancé, Tyler Shope; brothers, Austin and Jaquan; grandmothers, Roseanna Stein and Florence Matta; and many devoted aunts, uncles, and cousins. While she left this life at 25 years young, Devin has touched all our lives through her enthusiastic humor, spirited opinions, and warm compassion in all she did and accomplished. Devin leaves this world a better place for having been here. Devin graduated from Elizabeth-Forward High School, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania in 2012 and earned a dual Bachelor of Science degrees in both Marketing and Fashion Merchandise from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2016, while being a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.
Devin was awarded a full academic scholarship to Duquesne University School of Law in 2017 amidst her battle with melanoma and fought to find a cure and increase awareness to this disease, including raising funds and participating in the AIM for a Cure Melanoma Walk. Devin would have wanted us to appreciate life, smile more, laugh more, and don't get so worked up over things that are truly insignificant, and instead place that energy towards being a more positive person and look for the good in the world.
With that in mind, Devin's life will be celebrated with visitations on Wednesday, December 12, from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m., and Thursday, December 13, from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. A religious Celebration will be held on Friday, December 15, at 10:30 a.m., with Father Nathanael Polinski as celebrant. all at PITTSBURGH CREMATION AND FUNERAL CARE, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, Pennsylvania 15317. Please view and sign the family's online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.
Originally published December 10, 2018.
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