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Jean Lenart

December 29, 1935 ~ December 18, 2021 (age 85)

Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Jean Lenart. Family, friends, and the community alike fondly remember her loving and warm heart, sharp wit, fiery personality, and tremendously giving spirit. Jean died of natural causes at the age of 85.Jean was born Francis Jean Aiman to parents Charles Aiman and Bertha (Partazana) Aiman in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania on December 29, 1935. After graduating from Bethel Park High School, she moved to Pittsburgh to further pursue her education. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University and a Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. For roughly three decades, Jean was a schoolteacher in the Pittsburgh public school system. She worked as a Reading Specialist, and was a caring and inspiring mentor to countless students. Jean was deeply loved by so many, but held a special place as a loving and beloved mother to her son, Robert J. Lenart. They shared many adventures and a lifelong passion for Pittsburgh sports teams, especially the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates. Jean was a fighter who overcame more than her fair share of health issues. She lived with multiple sclerosis (MS) for roughly 50 years, which led to her moving into the Residence at Weinberg Village in 2016. Her family is eternally grateful for the quality of care, compassion, and support that she received during her five years living there. Jean passed away on December 18, 2021 in Pittsburgh, the city where she had lived for her entire adult life. She is survived by her son Robert; sister Cheryl (Aiman) Alling and her husband, Lewis Alling; and nephew Thomas “Tommy” Bye, his wife Lindsay, and their three children - Brooke, Aria, and Harley. She is preceded in death by her long-time partner, Lawrence “Larry” Bergstein, and nephew David Bye. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at The Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home, located at 500 Greenfield Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There will be a viewing at 11:00am, and services will begin at 1:00pm. Attendees will be asked to wear a mask at all times. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to either the Jewish Association on Aging(https://www.jaapgh.org) or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (https://www.nationalmssociety.org).

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