Winnifred Truax

June 18, 1936 ~ October 5, 2019 (age 83)


Winnifred M. Truax died October 5, 2019 in UPMC Shadyside after a long illness. She was born June 18, 1936 in New Kensington to the late Chester Norman Sr. and Zillah McCulley Truax.

Winnie, as she was popularly known, graduated from Plum High School and held both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees from then Indiana State Teacher’s College. She taught biology and general science in the New Kensington School system for 30 plus years. After retirement she volunteered at the library, including chairing their very popular book sale. Winnie was an avid gardener; she replaced her front lawn with a beautiful garden.

Winnie is survived by her brother, Dave Truax of Upper St. Clair, and her sister, EJ Truax of Washington, DC.

 In addition to her parents, her brother, Chester Norman Truax Jr.; and sisters, Stella Mildred Truax and Harriett Lodge Truax, preceded her in death.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 3 from 2-4 PM at Winnie’s Home, 157 Glenview Drive, New Kensington. Friends and Students of Winnie are encouraged to join and share memories, snacks, and drinks. Ross G. Walker Funeral Home Ltd. was entrusted with the arrangements. 

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