JULIET (RUDOLPH) KRIZAN
Juliet Ann (Rudolph) Krizan, age 86 of Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania, passed away suddenly Saturday, October 29, 2022, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Erco and Julia (Rossi) Rudolph of Clairton, Pennsylvania. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Edward George Krizan on the same month and day 2 years ago, October 29, 2020! Also preceding her in death were 2 brothers, Alexander Rudolph and Romeo Rudolph.
Juliet is survived by 3 daughters, Lisa (Scott Anderegg) Krizan of Richmond, Virginia, Susan (David Raszewski) Krizan of Ellicott City, Maryland and Deana Krizan, Baltimore, Maryland. She is the proud grandmother of 5, Jenna, Isabella, Andrew, Nicolas, and Madeline.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duquesne University and a Master’s degree in Spanish from the University of Pittsburgh.
Julie “BeBe” Krizan was the matriarch of her large extended Italian family. She was her family's historian and the “touch stone” keeping the relatives together and traditions alive. She was a legendary cook and renowned hostess. Julie was a lifelong learner and educator, She was a longtime Spanish teacher at Brentwood High School, known to her students as Senora Krizan. She took great pride in her teaching and had a passion for languages.
Julie and Ed were avid travelers. Europe was their favorite destination, where she could put her language skills to use. Julie’s greatest pride were her five grandchildren. She and Ed were active in their lives and never missed birthdays, graduations, or special events.
There was no bigger sports fan than Julie, following the Steelers, Pirates, and her beloved UConn girls’ basketball. She always had a plan and there was never enough time in the day to get it all done. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading and had a passion for history. She had a strong faith and was an active member of her church, St. Thomas A’ Becket Catholic Church, serving as a CCD teacher and volunteer.
Family and friends will be received in the Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home 1701 Route 51 Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 (412-384-0350) on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 4 – 6 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 10 AM in Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St Thomas A’ Becket Church.
In lieu of flowers Juliet's family would love donations in her name to her beloved Pleasant Hills Public Library
Julie was the most loving and supportive mother, grandmother, aunt and cousin and would do anything for her family. She was one of kind and there is no replacing the loss for our family.