Felicia Forsythe Humer, 82, of Sewickley, PA, died on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Masonic Village at Sewickley.
Born on March 2, 1935, she was the daughter of the late John Evans and Margaret Longaker Forsythe and the widow of Philip W. Humer. She was a graduate of the Westtown School, 1953, Swarthmore College, 1957 and the Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work. She was a retired social worker for the Montgomery County Board of Assistance, Norristown, PA where she worked for 35 years. She was a member of Pittsburgh Friends Meeting, having been born and raised a Quaker.
Felicia loved her children and grandchildren and delighted in their successes and accomplishments. She was an accomplished pianist (having played by ear at the age of 4), and enjoyed singing in a number of chorus groups throughout her life. She was passionate about serving those in need, including volunteering at church food pantries and at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, tutoring 1st graders at Osborne and Edgeworth Elementary Schools and volunteering at the Sewickley Valley YMCA. She was an extraordinary mother to her two beloved daughters, Alice and Anne, whom she raised alone after she was divorced from her first husband in 1963.
Surviving are her two daughters, Alice Foulkes-Garcia, Bordentown, NJ and Anne M. Foulkes (Paul J. Steliotes) Sewickley, PA; her step-daughter, Kathleen Ries (Paul), Mechanicsburg, PA; six grandchildren, Sara Shankavaram (Vamsi) Jersey City, NJ, Emily Forsythe Steliotes, San Francisco, CA, Caroline Anne Steliotes, Sewickley, PA, Timothy Ries, Mechanicsburg, PA, Jonathan Ries, Manayunk, PA and David Ries, Mechanicsburg, PA. Felicia was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Alice Mary Forsythe Seymour, her step-daughter, Jean Ringgold and her step-son, Richard Humer.
Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at the Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA. Interment will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery, New Bloomfield, PA. A visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 1 North Linden Street, Duquesne, PA 15110 or Pittsburgh Friends Meeting, 4836 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh 15213.
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