Nessa Anita Green Mines
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Nessa Anita Green Mines

MINES: Nessa Anita Green Mines, age 92, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away on Feb. 27, 2022 peacefully in her current home at Providence Point IL Scott Township. She was surrounded by those most important to her. She was born June 1929 in Dormont, but moved very early on to Mt. Lebanon. She loved the community and never considered living elsewhere. She was the daughter of the late Max and Martha (Hirsch) Green and the sister of Marcia (Irving) Farbstein (deceased). She was the wife of Samuel C. Mines, M.D. (deceased 2011). Her children are Stacie Hollis (Stan), Joseph and Jonathan K. Mines. Nessa made an indelible impression on her two grandsons, Matthew and Andrew Joseph. Each of them cherished the special times they had with her. She taught elementary school at Kelton in Dormont in her 20s and early 30s. She had a passion for writing and her articles were published in major as well as local magazines on such topics as jewelry, paperweights, needlepoint and even a young Mt. Lebanon clay court tennis player and her family. She enjoyed researching and engaging with people and the subjects. Additionally, she was a talented needlepointer and knitter. Her daughter still wears suits that Nessa knit in the 1970s. She went on to enjoy photography…most especially landscape and nature. She not only exhibited at the Three Rivers Arts Festival, but she won numerous awards. She was one of the first in her group of friends to “try” the computer. It was her way of keeping in touch a bit faster than the postal service, though she loved sending beautiful cards. As it became physically more challenging to do lunch in many places, the staff at the Rivers Club always welcomed her like family. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was one of her favorite “date nights” during their season. She was a devoted philanthropist that most especially missed her music during COVID. She was a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Association, Civic Light Opera Guild, Allegheny County Medical Society Alliance, Hadassah, Temple Emanuel and Beth El Congregation. Her funeral service was led by Rabbi Aaron Meyer at the West View Cemetery in Pittsburgh. A memorial service is planned for spring, a time of year she loved as her flowers will be blooming then. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and St. Clair Hospital Foundation. PJC

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