ForeverMissed
We created this website for friend and family to share memories and photos of the truly special lady that touched all of our lives.  She will be missed, but I hope we can all carry a piece of her with us in all of our lives.
Posted by Andrea Haney on March 2, 2021
I knew my Mother-in-Law since i was 15 years old, So fortunate to grow up
with her, from working with her part time at South Hills Country Club in high school, traveling to Penn to drop off Bruce, learning to drive in her Mustang , sitting at Brentwood 4th of July parades, so many christmases, thanksgivings, cookies in tins! ...Mom had the biggest case of never wanting to miss anything and loved every moment of life and never ever wasted a minute!!!  She was a wonderful mom MIL, grandmother, friend to my mom, and a great addition to my family the Gillot's. Love you MOM
Posted by Brian Haney on February 23, 2021
Thanks to everyone that shared a tribute or a picture. I was so sorry that we couldn't have everyone at the funeral service or the cemetery. For those that didn't get the zoom link, Slater's has the video available on their website. Enter the link into your browser first. Then enter the passcode.

https://zoom.us/rec/share/MwhKKl8nhuwy4nycWlkWIZdLfXgs7ET5GZGzu3femJvRkzIgLVhFvNP9U5eIWPer.LlIqT2fg8SK7iCWy

Passcode: q5jW^PzK

It has been a very rough few months, but I am really grateful for everyone's support,. As rough as it was, I have seen much worse. If Jane Haney left use with one message, it would be to focus on the good times and leave the world a better place when you leave it.

Posted by Deborah (Angelo) Baran on February 22, 2021
Mrs. Haney was such a special lady. She did so much for so many, and she was always one of everyone's favorite band moms. She really seemed to thrive on the chaos that was our band events, even when the event was assembling hoagies for four hours. When I picture her, she's smiling and her eyes twinkle. What a mighty little powerhouse she was! Her energy will be missed by so many. She raised a wonderful family, so I know you will all help each other.

With love, sympathy, and support,
Deb, Rob, Elliot, and Dorian Baran and Donna Angelo
Posted by Donald Speicher on February 22, 2021
Aunt Jane, and Uncle Ed, were almost as important to me as a child as my own parents. One of my earliest memories is Aunt Jane, still living in the home at 2549 Homehurst, with Gram, my mother and father and me before she married, brushing her teeth in the bathroom, when the house got struck by lightening. I remember her and Uncle Ed taking me with them to sandlot baseball games. I remember getting on a train by myself, with a box lunch prepared for me by Mom and Gram, and riding to Philadelphia to spend a week with my Aunt and Uncle. I remember Aunt Jane's inspiring commitment to public service and her community. And above all I remember her commitment to Janet, and keeping her as a vital, important and caring member of this family, at a time when for many that was not the norm. And I remember her for 74 birthday cards she sent to me, never missing a date. Barbara and I loved her, do love her and will miss her sorely.
Posted by Frances Williams on February 21, 2021
With a heavy heart and tears running down my face, it is so hard to say I won't be able to hear her voice anymore. From the time she hired me at South Hills Country Club until her passing, there was never a time that we didn't laugh about some of the great times we spent together and cried for others. You were there for me during my difficult times and Jane your thoughtfullness was a gift I will always treasure.  My mother always said to me that when you are finished talking on the phone or even saying goodbye, always say I'll see you later or see ya. Goodbye is something you will say to someone you will not have the pleasure of seeing again. Well, today, or any other day I will never say goodbye to you. You will always be in my heart and be the superwoman I will always remember. JaneyHaney I miss you already
Posted by Mary Ann McSwigan on February 20, 2021
Jane was an inspiration to me personally and to the many leaders she helped become better Girl Scouts. She will always be a part of our Brentwood Girl Scout legacy. Prayers and loving thoughts to all of her family. 
Mary Ann McSwigan

Excerpt from the Girl Scout poem:  Angel in Green

Though on earth my life was blessed, it's even more so today
For when I look down, I see my work as my girls show others the way."
"On earth Girl Scouting taught me to leave things better than before
And the same applies to that mortal place where life never was a bore.
Now having lived by that Girl Scouting rule in every earthly endeavor
I have become an Angel in Green and shall be a Girl Scout forever."

In Loving Memory of Jane Haney for her 40 years of service
to Girl Scouts
She is truly a Green Angel.

Posted by Suellen Brogan on February 20, 2021
The few times I was with Jane at family reunions, I knew she and Ed were special and I was touched by how obvious it was that they were a vibrant team.  It was always a joy to be with them at the reunions. Love to her family. Suellen Brogan
Posted by Tony Chiappetta on February 20, 2021
It was my true privilege and honor to serve with Jane on the Brentwood School Board between 1983 and 1987. As an inexperienced board member, Jane really showed me the ropes and was a great mentor! Over the years, Jane took great pride in organizing our annual Christmas reunion for BOTA, or the Brentwood Old Timers Associationat her beloved South Hills Country Club. The BOTA reunions had truly become a cherished Christmas tradition. We are truly blessed and privileged to have called Jane a dear friend. She will be sorely missed, but we take solace in knowing that she is Heaven’s newest Angel, and is now reunited with Ed and Brice. Please look down and guide us from above, Jane.
RIP
Love,
Tony & Diane Chiappetta
Posted by Beverly Gillot on February 19, 2021
Growing up in Brentwood, was like growing up in one big family. Mrs. Haney was the rock in that family. I remember as a player on the BHS girls basketball team, being at the bus and Mrs Haney's cheers as she passed out lunches as we boarded the bus. I remember that she handed me my HS diploma as the President of the Brentwood School Board. I remember her helping me research the history of Brentwood for a college paper and for writing me a recommendation letter for my first job. She was an inspiration and an advocate for not only me but for many of us growing up in Brentwood. She always had a smile and was kind. She always put others before herself. She became family and her presence will be missed. She is not alone in heaven.
Posted by Kelvin Stroud on February 19, 2021
Grandma Haney was a bright light in our lives. She will continue to be an inspiration to Sara and Millie will learn all about her GiGi as she grows up, as we hope to raise her to be like her great grandmother - kind, thoughtful, intelligent, and selfless. I will miss her greatly, and counted 126 text message exchanges between her and I in 2021 alone. Mainly focused on Millie and Razorback basketball, she was always checking in on our family and we will miss her presence. I hope to see you on the other side Gram!
Posted by Frank Gill on February 19, 2021
I have known Mrs. Haney for almost 60 years and have always had the greatest respect and admiration for her as she was such a wonderful woman. She was a good friend of my mom and dad and and did so much for the Brentwood community - especially the library. She always greeted you with a smile and was so upbeat and optimistic - she would brighten anyone's day. She will be missed - she was truly a great person from a great generation. Tina and I extend our deepest sympathy to her family and loved ones. 

Frank and Tina Gill  
Posted by Rebecca Bernhard on February 19, 2021
Jane was indeed an admirable and inspiring woman. I am so glad that I had the good fortune to know her as I was growing into a woman. The laughs I will always remember range from having to take care of dozens of errands for her before we could enjoy ourselves at Linden or before Brian and I could borrow the Citation for our dates to hiding (drunk) Brian from Jane at Bruce and Andrea’s wedding.
There are no more errands to take care of Jane. Rest easy.
Posted by Brian Haney on February 19, 2021
We tried to come up with a word to describe the sense of loss that we are feeling right now, but we don't think there is one in the English language. We are trying to replace that pain with a sense of gratitude for having 92 years of one of the most loving, caring and compassionate women that the world has ever known. Mom was a force of nature and cared deeply for her family and her community. She combined her compassion with intelligence, strength and bravery which she carried with her until the end.  She couldn't speak at the end, but her beautiful eyes still communicated her love for all of us. I am grateful beyond words for the network of family and friends that my Mom had around her, since you guys have been a well of comfort in this difficult time. Thanks for everything you have done.

Brian and Charlie
Posted by James Berquist on February 18, 2021
I am heartbroken I have lost my fellow Pirate fan and stinger buddy. I so enjoyed exchanging texts about our Buccos and have no one to replace that special bond. I will have a Stinger tomorrow at Happy Hour in her memory. 

Rebecca and I offer our sincere sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jim and Rebecca Berquist

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Posted by Andrea Haney on March 2, 2021
I knew my Mother-in-Law since i was 15 years old, So fortunate to grow up
with her, from working with her part time at South Hills Country Club in high school, traveling to Penn to drop off Bruce, learning to drive in her Mustang , sitting at Brentwood 4th of July parades, so many christmases, thanksgivings, cookies in tins! ...Mom had the biggest case of never wanting to miss anything and loved every moment of life and never ever wasted a minute!!!  She was a wonderful mom MIL, grandmother, friend to my mom, and a great addition to my family the Gillot's. Love you MOM
Posted by Brian Haney on February 23, 2021
Thanks to everyone that shared a tribute or a picture. I was so sorry that we couldn't have everyone at the funeral service or the cemetery. For those that didn't get the zoom link, Slater's has the video available on their website. Enter the link into your browser first. Then enter the passcode.

https://zoom.us/rec/share/MwhKKl8nhuwy4nycWlkWIZdLfXgs7ET5GZGzu3femJvRkzIgLVhFvNP9U5eIWPer.LlIqT2fg8SK7iCWy

Passcode: q5jW^PzK

It has been a very rough few months, but I am really grateful for everyone's support,. As rough as it was, I have seen much worse. If Jane Haney left use with one message, it would be to focus on the good times and leave the world a better place when you leave it.

Posted by Deborah (Angelo) Baran on February 22, 2021
Mrs. Haney was such a special lady. She did so much for so many, and she was always one of everyone's favorite band moms. She really seemed to thrive on the chaos that was our band events, even when the event was assembling hoagies for four hours. When I picture her, she's smiling and her eyes twinkle. What a mighty little powerhouse she was! Her energy will be missed by so many. She raised a wonderful family, so I know you will all help each other.

With love, sympathy, and support,
Deb, Rob, Elliot, and Dorian Baran and Donna Angelo
her Life

A life well-lived!

After an incredible journey of 92 years, Jane McCutcheon Twigger Haney, born December 1, 1928, passed away on February 17, 2021.  Although Jane's final days were in State College, PA, she returned to her beloved Pittsburgh for her final rest.  Born on Homehurst Ave. in Pittsburgh, a graduate of Carrick High School, Jane spent most of her life in the borough of Brentwood and lived in Pleasant Hills prior to moving to State College in 2013.

Jane is survived by her devoted children, Janet Haney, Patti DiSanto (Dale), Brian Haney (Charlie Buscemi), and her beloved daughter-in-law, Andrea Haney (wife of her late son, Bruce).

Those lucky enough to have called her "Gram" include Ryan DiSanto, Sara Haney Stroud (Kelvin), Kelli Lotter (Justin), Kevin DiSanto, and Mackenzie Haney. Jane enjoyed the privilege of time spent with her precious great-grandchildren, Mathis, Ashton, Beckham, and Millie, and was blessed to have been loved by many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. Jane was predeceased by her husband Edward; her parents; her brother, William Twigger; her sister, Mabel Speicher; and son, Bruce.

Over the 92 years that Jane Haney has been on her quest, she has accomplished many things great and small – and all with a sense of humility and selflessness. Jane led a remarkable life dedicated to the service of others and was the epitome of grace and kindness. She was honored as “Person-of-the-Year” in Pittsburgh’s South Hills in 1997. From the neighbors who depended on Jane to prepare their income taxes, to the countless volunteer hours spent on numerous activities, her life was reflective of her passion for serving others. Her volunteer service included:  Brentwood School Board (22 years, serving as president for many of those years), Brentwood Library board (Treasurer), Brentwood Boosters Organization, Girl Scouts leadership (40 years), softball team coaching, PTA, Goodwill Industries, Southeastern Area Special Schools Venture (President), Brentwood Borough Historical Society, and more. A room at the Brentwood Library was named in Jane's honor on November 18, 2011.

With all of the time spent trying to make her/our community and world a better place, Jane still found time for a full-time job – in order to provide support for her children’s education and their activities. Jane worked at Carnegie Museum as a bookkeeper and spent the largest portion of her employment years at South Hills Country Club as Office Manager. Upon retirement from South Hills, Jane was honored with a club membership, which is reflective of the esteem in which she was held.  With all of the time spent on volunteering and work, and “managing her household,” Jane managed to find time for the special things for family and friends:  the “cookie press cookies”, the hand-made dresses and Halloween costumes, picnics and birthday parties, home-cooked meals, and clothes that were ironed, the typing of term papers, and celebrations of all kinds.  Her home, albeit tiny and small, was large with life!

Jane loved all things Pittsburgh and all things Brentwood.  Jane was a great sports enthusiast and the most ardent of Pirates fans. From her time as a young girl, she followed the Pirates.  In her last ten years or so living in Pittsburgh, Jane had season tickets to Pirates games, attending them with either her husband Edward, or her "best friend" Janet.  In addition to Pittsburgh and Brentwood sports, Jane attended sporting events for her grandchildren, cultural events, concerts, exhibits, and plays extensively and whenever possible. Jane was a dedicated and active member of the church she grew up in (Fairhaven United Methodist Church) and the church she joined as a young parent and attended for decades (Baldwin Community Methodist Church).

From her travels to far places or exploration of things near, Jane exhibited an extraordinary thirst for knowledge and adventure.  Eleanor Roosevelt said: “We must do the things we think we cannot do,” and Jane was truly fearless, living her life by the Nike slogan: “Just do it!” 

A private family service, due to this time of COVID, will be held at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227, on Sunday morning, February 21, 2021.  A private burial service and interment will be in Allegheny County Memorial Cemetery, Allison Park, PA.

In addition to the private family service, a celebration of life service is expected to occur on a future date when the many who knew and loved “Janey Haney” can gather to honor and remember a great soul, a remarkable woman, and a life well-lived. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either: Brentwood Library (3501 Brownsville Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15227 | https://BrentwoodPublicLibrary.org) – or – Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania (Robert S. Foltz Building, 118 52nd Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15201 | https://www.goodwillswpa.org/donate-money).

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Shared by Gretchen Williams on February 19, 2021
My husband had woken up early to fly out of town for a job interview that same day. The job interview ended up consisting of 8 meetings throughout the day with various people at the company. Being the thoughtful lady Aunt Jane is, she reached out to me via text to see how it went and how he was doing. The picture I am attaching depicts our text conversation so you can see wise words from my Great Aunt Jane! We will miss her dearly!! ❤️ Cheers to you, Aunt Jane!!