Tuckfelt, Kathleen Byrnes (née Rahuba) most beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Cousin and Friend, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017. Those of us who knew and loved her benefited from her humor and her counsel. She was never too busy to talk to her family and many friends who needed her help and guidance; never too tired to take her grandchildren on new and exciting adventures; no matter what challenges she may have faced, she always enjoyed a laugh and could find something positive in any situation. She was the heart of her family – a place people went for good food and great conversation. She leaves a void that can never be filled, and we will miss her every day of our lives. She is survived by the love of her life, her husband of almost 30 years, Steven Tuckfelt; her children John Demko (partner, Toni Morrison), Stacie Demko (partner, Tim McCann) and Jeremy Tuckfelt (wife, Alexis Tuckfelt); Grandchildren Miles Demko, Marley Tuckfelt and Ruth Tuckfelt; Siblings Bartley Rahuba, Mary Edna Rahuba and Bill Rahuba and many many cousins and friends. Her love, spirit and generosity will live on in all of us. Per her request, there will be no service or public ceremony. In her memory, donations may be made to NARAL Pittsburgh, Planned Parenthood or Women’s Health Organization. Arrangements were entrusted to the Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home.
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