Sue Halavan

May 23, 2018

Sue Halavan, 98 passed away in Scottsdale, Arizona May 23rd.  She is survived by her daughter, Marti Bening, grandchildren Chris (Brianna) and Jennifer (Brendan) and great grandchildren Casey, Wyatt and Lola. Born in Pennsylvania, she moved to Michigan after marrying her husband James and raised her daughter there.  Sue was skilled in sewing and Interior Design.  She used those talents in working 27 years for Morris Sklare who supplied designers with custom made draperies. Her daughter moved to Arizona and upon retirement, Sue and Jim joined them when grandchildren were born.  Blessed with a strong work ethic, Sue continued to work in window coverings with CAVCO manufactured homes for another 10 years.  In addition, the purchased real estate and managed an apartment complex and a trailer park.  Always attuned to the financial world, they became well versed and active in the stock market, an interest she pursued until her death.  She was an avid collector - thimbles, soup tureens, miniature sewing machines, bears and doll/doll accessories.  Noteworthy is her amazing collection of antique porcelain dolls. Sue was an amazing woman-energetic, loving, generous and kind.  She will be missed by family and friends but we will keep her spirit in our hearts forever.  A small service was held in Scottsdale and her ashes will be taken to Pittsburgh to be interred next to her beloved husband James. We believe her passion in doll collection reflects her love of children.  Family and friends will be welcome on Saturday June 23rd from 10:30 until the time of a service in the funeral home at 11:30 Am. Sue will be laid to rest in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.

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