GERAGHTY CLAIRE KATHRYN On April 18, 2017, age 25, of Point Breeze. Beloved daughter of Andrea Ocepek Geraghty; adored and loving sister of Ryan, Jack, and Maggie; daughter of the late Guy Geraghty and stepdaughter of Kate; granddaughter of Charles and the late Wilma Ocepek of Claridge, PA; and the late Edward and Esther Geraghty of Middletown, NY. Claire was the beloved niece of Renee Ocepek Parsley and Jesse Parsley, Thomas Ocepek and Louise Snyder-Ocepek, John and Margaret Ocepek, Karl Ocepek and Marcy Hessinger, and the late Mark Ocepek. Also survived by cousins, Sarah and Morgan Parsley; Erin, David, and Mary Ocepek; and Anton and Marc Ocepek. Claire was a graduate of Oakland Catholic and Chatham University. She was an athlete, scholar, volunteer, and leader. Although Claire struggled with addiction, she was never defined by it. She was compassionate, curious, energetic, and was building a wonderful, rewarding life. Claire had a relentless will to succeed, approaching all of life's challenges with determination and enthusiasm. Claire was a kind, loving, and generous daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin, and friend and will be remembered forever for her beautiful spirit and her irresistible smile. She brought out the best in others, putting everyone at ease. Claire is deeply loved and will be sorely missed by all those whose lives she touched. Friends will be received at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street ( freyvogelfuneralhome.com ) on Friday, April 21, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate her life will be held at St. Bede Church, 509 S. Dallas Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208, on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 10 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chatham University, Office of University Advancement, Beatty House, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 (online at https://give.evertrue.com/ chatham), or P.O.W.E.R, 7501 Penn Avenue, Suite 8, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.
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