• HIRT MARY REED Age 92, pas...

Age 92, passed away on
Friday, March 15, 2019. She
died peacefully at home with
family members by her side.
Mary was born Mary Willard
Reed in New Haven, CT on
September 18, 1926. She was
the fourth of seven children
born to the late Malcolm W.
Reed, Sr. and Dorothy Vickery
Reed. Mary attended The Ellis
School in Pittsburgh, PA and
graduated from Mount Vernon
Junior College in Washington,
D.C. As a child, Mary lived for a
period of time in Worcester,
MA and Shaker Heights, OH.
While she was still a young
girl, her family settled
in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh
was Mary's home; it is where
she grew up and where
she met her late husband of
55 years, John William Hirt
(Bill, a native of Erie, PA).
Pittsburgh is where they
raised their daughters in the
midst of a large and vibrant
extended family and
community of lifelong friends.
Mary's life was centered
around her family in which she
took tremendous pride
and through which
she found her life' s purpose and
joy. Her legacy is one of a life filled
with love. For many years, Mary
was active in the Shadyside
Presbyterian Church and The Ellis
School. Mary and Bill were
longstanding members of The
Fox Chapel Country Club, and
Iron City Fishing Club (Ontario,
Canada). In 1974, they moved
to Ligonier, PA where they
lived until moving to Fairfax,
VA in 1988. Mary is survived
by two of her siblings, Betty
Reed Furey of Pitts?eld, MA
and Dr. David M. Reed, Sr. of
Philadelphia, PA; she is also
survived by her four beloved
daughters, Marcia
Hirt-Reigeluth, Carolyn
Salzman, Susan Boyle, and
Constance Erlanger; her
sons-in-law Jeffrey Salzman,
Thomas Boyle and Michael
Erlanger; and by her eight
grandchildren and their
spouses, William Reigeluth,
Robert and Christina Hirt,
Thomas and Nicole Reigeluth,
Nicholas Salzman, Benjamin
Salzman, Daniel and Samantha
Boyle, Micaela Erlanger,   and
Olivia Erlanger; and four great-
grandchildren, Philip
Reigeluth, Joseph Hirt, Andrew
Hirt, and Elsie Boyle. In
addition,   Mary   is survived by
numerous beloved nieces and
nephews. A memorial service
will be held on April   1, 2019
at   2:30   p.m. at THE
VIRGINIAN, 9229 Arlington
Boulevard in Fairfax, VA. Interment
alongside   her   husband at
Arlington National Cemetery will
follow at a later date. In lieu of
flowers, the family requests that
donations be made   to The
Association of Virginian Residents
("AVR") in honor of Mary Reed Hirt
(donations qualify under 501c3).
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PostedMarch 24, 2019