Margaretmary R. Zoffel
On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Margaretmary Zoffel of Allison Park (formerly of Penn Hills) passed away peacefully at the Passavant Senior Living Community of Zelienople, Pa., at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late George I. Zoffel. Loving mother of Michael (Lisa) Zoffel, Kathryn Zoffel (Cuong Doan), Donald (Lorianne) Zoffel, Georganne Z. Taylor, Anne Z. (Keith) Kohler, Susan Z. Toth, Joseph (Stephanie) Zoffel and MaryLou Z. (Paul) Nix. Margaretmary was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren whom she loved very much. Sister of Leo (Audrey) Rauterkus and was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Margaret Rauterkus and brothers Joseph and David. Margaretmary was a Registered Dietician and graduate of Seton Hill College. At Seton Hill College she met her lifelong friends, celebrating over 60 years of friendship and bridge playing. She enjoyed reading, being with family, camping and riding bikes. She was an active member of Club Julian. She led a life of service to others, volunteering at St. Alexis Parish in Wexford, the Northland Library and various other charities, sharing her talents, happiness and smile with others. Friends will be received Monday, October 7, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford, Pa 15090. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10am in St. Alexis Parish, Wexford. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers please donate a pint of blood or monetary donation to the Red Cross.
Teaching is one of our strong suits.
Three cheers for teachers everywhere, especially Constance.
Hail To Pitt!
The text of the address at the general assembly is posted on an audiology blog.
Have you seen the fun book, Eat Like an Audiologist? Catherine has a bite in that collection.
This award will support our efforts of "playing well with others" at community swim pools. SKWIM USA, a nonprofit that helps to promote swimming, fitness, sportsmanship and game-play get the funding to obtain equipment and host Aquatic Jamboree events this summer in Pittsburgh.
With the spending of other people's money come a big splash of responsibility. So, I'm interested in connecting now to prepare to engage with you, your families, your friends neighbors, organizations and even business contacts.
All ages and all swim abilities are welcome as we play SKWIM at Aquatic Jamborees, but we need to rally more political will to participate and venture out of our comfort zones -- for the sake of fun and fitness.
Can we get your team down to the Northside or Hill District to compete? Or, can we bring our game and perhaps a squad to your summer pool?
Chime in via Mark@SKWIMusa.org
The coffee-house proceeds benefit their youth-group trip.
Her performance from New Hampshire graced a stage that once featured Mark Twain. (Watch, 12-minutes.)
If you are in that vicinity, or a coach any sport and want to better engage with those with hearing issues, check out the ebook, Time Out! I Didn't Hear You.
More at https://Time.CLOH.org
Hope to see or hear from you soon.
The American Academy of Audiology hosts is annual convention in the spring of 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. Catherine and lots of the audiologist from the University of Pittsburgh are attending.
Click the video below for her 12-minute story.
I got a nice surprise as I was bringing in the mail. Our team photo was on the cover of magazine. Our varsity swim team photo from last season is on the cover of the NISCA Journal -- the magazine of the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association.
Fun. Handsome team too, IMHO.
Friends of sports, especially in Baltimore, there is a special event slated for 6:30 pm on Sunday, Feb 10, 2019, called SILENT SPORT with a former Olympian and WNBA super-star, Tamika Catchings, and her inspiring story of overcoming communication issues. See the top post at my site, https://CLOH.org for details. My wife, Catherine, and Grant are also sharing the podium too, to feature the gratis ebook, Time Out! I Didn't Hear You, that offers technical insights to help coaches, guardians and advocates get kids with hearing issues into sports programs. More and the download links at https://Time.CLOH.org.
Our masters water polo squad in Pittsburgh is hosting women water polo players from Salem, WV, on Tuesday night, 7:30 to 9 pm at Chartiers Valley HS.
Stay warm and safe in the weeks to come.