Marilyn Evert

Obituary of Marilyn Evert

Marilyn Joan Evert


Age 89, of Shadyside, formerly of Fox Chapel, passed away on June 14, 2018 at Shadyside Hospital. She was surrounded by her family. She is survived by children, Katherine (James) Culver, Michael (Elizabeth) Evert and Elizabeth (David) Huston. She was the grandmother of Matthew (Megan) Barrington, Kathryn (Sean) Kelly, Nicholas and Lucy Evert and Jane Huston. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent James and Mary Capozzoli and brother Anthony "Sonny" Capozzoli. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Marilyn was raised in Berkeley Heights, NJ among many extended family. She attended Rutgers University where she met and married her former husband, Walter H. Evert, Jr., in 1951. Together they had three children. The family lived in three parts of the U.S. before settling in Pittsburgh, PA which would become her adopted city in 1963. She was intrigued by what she saw and eagerly began learning about, and loving, this city. Marilyn returned to school when her children were young and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1975 in Anthropology and Art History from the University of Pittsburgh. She continued in this field of interest at Pitt's graduate program in Anthropology. She had a passion for things anthropological and historical. During the 1960s and 1970s, she worked as a docent at the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History where she developed interdisciplinary and specialized tours in art and science, trained docents for the North American Indian exhibits and cataloged a large Native American collection at the museum's Section of Man. Her definitive book, Discovering Pittsburgh's Sculpture, was published in 1983. She was the Director of Development for The Homewood Cemetery Historical Fund and Archivist and Historian at the cemetery. She was Archivist and Historian at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and was appointed by the Right Reverend Bishop Robert W. Duncan to the Episcopal Diocesan Archives and Historical Commission. She was a founding Board members of the East Liberty Valley Historical Society in 2002. She continued to actively participate in this group, still arranging speakers for their Spring and Fall lecture series and introducing each speaker with facts and wit. She was an active member of the Norwich group for thirty plus years. Marilyn Evert's intellectual curiosity and honesty, her ability to be open minded, her loyalty, loving and caring for so many different people will sorely be missed. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 5801 Hampton St., Highland Park, on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2:00PM. Memorial contributions may be made to: East Liberty Valley Historical Society (PO Box 4922, Pgh, PA 15206) or St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund. The family wishes to thank the many valued friends, acquaintances and former colleagues for their love and support. We also wish to thank Doctors Michael Singh, Sung Yang, Stephen Clute and the entire TCICU staff at Shadyside Hospital who helped us through this final journey in Marilyn's life with kindness, expertise and respect for us all.