Elaine Irene (Bing) Pettigrew, 61, of Lower Burrell, went to be with the Lord, Monday, May 27, 2019 at UMPC Shadyside, surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with Lymphoma.
Elaine was born February 25, 1958 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Thomas E. Bing, Sr. and Lois (Plyler) Bing. Growing up in Lower Burrell, Elaine was a 1976 graduate of Burrell High School; she later graduated with a dual Bachelors of Arts in Computer Science and Business in 1980 from Butler University, Indianapolis, IN.
Elaine worked in Information Technology for the duration of her career, first as Project Lead for Allegheny Energy, later as a Practice Manager for Business Intelligence at Idea Integrations, and most recently as a Director for Workers Compensation Data Warehouse for Coventry Workers Compensation Services, an Aetna Company. Elaine truly loved what she did, often referring to work as her “therapy” during her recent treatment.
Elaine was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh CLO and enjoyed attending musicals regularly with her husband; she also enjoyed cooking, never afraid of trying a new recipe, and exploring local eateries. Elaine was also an avid HGTV fan with dreams for future home renovations to accommodate her growing family. She also enjoyed summers at her family’s camp along the Allegheny River.
But, most of all, Elaine especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends all of whom were very near and dear to her heart; she so often referenced the greatest of gifts in having her family all together in one place.
Elaine was one of the smartest, strongest, most resilient, selfless, loving, kind and caring women; she was strong in faith, confidently recognizing Jesus as her Lord and Savior, and she trusted God’s perfect provision during every joy and sorrow, alike. Even during her courageous battle with cancer, she often pondered God’s assignment for her in bringing others to Jesus along the way. God blessed this world with an amazing, woman, daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend.
She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Jerry Pettigrew, of Lower Burrell; son, Daniel Pettigrew of Latrobe; daughter Rebecca Pettigrew (and fiancé Brandon Rabb) of Southern Pines, NC; and son, Tim Pettigrew (fiancé Maura Perri) of Lower Burrell; step-grandson Chase Rabb, whom she loved as one of her own; brothers Thomas E. (Sharon) Bing Jr., of Arnold, and A. Brian (Deborah) Bing, of Gilpin Township; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM Friday (05/31) in the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., Robert P. Karish, Supervisor, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell (724) 335-6500. Services will be held at 11 AM. Saturday, in the funeral home, with Pastor Ed Newell of Amplify Church officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.