Marjorie F. Shipe

It is with heavy hearts that Associated Artists of Pittsburgh shares the passing of one of our members, Marjorie F. Shipe. Marjorie joined the AAP in 1969 and was an active member who took on various leadership roles in the organization. She was a lifetime member, on AAP’s Board of Directors, President of the Board, and nominated and selected as an Emeritus Board member. Marjorie shared her playful artistic energy through teaching while serving as a professor of art at Seton Hill University. Marjorie’s spirit and energy will be remembered by all as her art work continues to touch lives.


Marjorie F. Shipe, age 92, of Penn Hills, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Beloved wife of the late William P. Shipe; loving stepmother of Elizabeth Mae Forest AKA Marilyn Shipe Cole, Jeffrey P. Shipe, Gregory P. Shipe and wife, Kathleen, and the late William R. Shipe and surviving wife, Eugenia Shipe; step-grandmother of seven and step-great-grandmother of seven; sister of Mary Lou Burtell and the late Richard Firsching. Marjorie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Verona.

She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hill College, Greensburg, where she was an Assistant Professor in the Art Department from 1965-1968. She later obtained a Master's Degree of Education from the University of Pittsburgh. 

Marjorie was very active in the Pittsburgh art community, where she was a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, serving on the board of directors and exhibiting her works in one person and group shows. 

Friends and relatives will be received on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Additional visitation will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9 a.m. until time of parting prayers at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. St. Joseph Catholic Church, Verona. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to:

Doctors Without Borders
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Madeline Gent