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File #: 2016-0854    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 10/11/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/11/2016 Final action: 10/11/2016
Enactment date: 10/11/2016 Enactment #: 576
Effective date: 10/11/2016    
Title: THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Pittsburgh does hereby congratulate Barbara Moyer on reaching this milestone and raising her loving family in our fair City; and THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare October 11, 2016 to be "Barbara Moyer" in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Natalia Rudiak, All Members
WHEREAS, Barbara (Spicak) Moyer was born October 10, 1916 in the Hazelwood neighborhood of Pittsburgh by a midwife; and,

WHEREAS, Barbara had four siblings, a sister, Anna, and three brothers, Louey, Stevey, and Joey; and,

WHEREAS, Barbara grew up at 34 Tonnage Street in Hazelwood until 1928 at the age of 12, when she moved to Johnstown, PA; and,

WHEREAS, in 1932, Barbara joined the convent at the The Daughters of Devine Redeemer in Elizabeth, PA where she received the name of Sister Mary Justine; and,

WHEREAS, in 1936, Barbara left the convent and returned to Pittsburgh and began working at Sweet Clean Laundry in Homewood; and,

WHEREAS, in 1942, while out with her best friend Peggy at the Three Deuces bar on Federal Street in the Northside where she met her husband, Peter Moyer; and,

WHEREAS, after four years of dating, Barbara and Peter got married at St. Michaels Russian Orthodox Church on Vine Street in the Hill District on August 11, 1946; and,

WHEREAS, once married, the couple moved to Tustin Street in Uptown, first at 2114 Tustin Street for about 5 years and then moved in to 2001 Tustin Street where Barbara stayed from 1951 to 2012; and,

WHEREAS, in 2012, Barbara moved to Beechview Manor to be closer to her daughter and grandson; and,

WHEREAS, Barbara was married for 44 years until her husband passed away in 1990. She is the mother of three children, Frank, Michael, and Barbara, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; as well as six nieces and nephews and six great nieces and nephews; and,

WHEREAS, the first Pittsburgh Mayor Barbara voted for was Cornelius Scully, the first president she voted for was Franklin D. Roosevelt, and her favorite Pittsburgh sports team is the Pittsburgh Pirates, which she still watches to this day, and attended her first Pirate game in the summer of 2016; and,

WHEREAS, Barbara is a 30 year survivor of breast cancer. She continues to live by herself and balance her own checkbook; and,

WHEREAS, on M...

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