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File #: 2020-0602    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 7/27/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/28/2020 Final action: 7/28/2020
Enactment date: 7/28/2020 Enactment #: 355
Effective date: 7/28/2020    
Title: WHEREAS, Lillian Rausch, n?e Abel was born on August 13, 1920; and
Sponsors: Bobby Wilson, All Members


WHEREAS, Lillian Rausch, née Abel was born on August 13, 1920; and



WHEREAS, Ms. Rausch grew up on Lautner Street in Troy Hill; and


WHEREAS, Ms. Rausch married Robert Rausch immediately following World War II, in November 1945; and


WHEREAS, Ms. Rausch and her husband bought a home on Herman Street in Troy Hill where she kept home and raised five daughters: Barbara Rausch Liebman, Mary Rausch Lloyd, Joan Rausch Tomlinson, Roberta Rausch Lyons, and Frances Rausch Cerra, of whom all but Barbara are with her today; and


WHEREAS, Ms. Rausch was married to Robert for sixty years and has 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren today; and


WHEREAS, Ms. Rausch has been a devoted Roman Catholic and lifelong member of the Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Troy Hill, where she often bakes delicious treats for church functions; and


WHEREAS, until very recently, Ms. Rausch walked to Mass at the Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish every day, and in so doing had gotten to know everyone her path crossed; and


WHEREAS, Ms. Rausch served as President of Christian Mothers; and


WHEREAS, across her long life in Pittsburgh’s Northside, Lillian Rausch has always given a friendly word to everyone she encounters; and


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh declares Thursday, August 13, 2020, her 100th birthday, “Lillian Rausch Day” here in our most livable City of Pittsburgh.