We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Ball Funeral Chapel, Inc.
SVIATLANA RZHEUTSKAYA, September 30, 1968, Dudinka, Russia — June 25, 2022, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Sviatlana lived a fulfilling life as a mother, sister, and friend. She loved getting to know and help people, reading, learning & relaying knowledge, spending time with family and friends, traveling & giving away selflessly.
She immigrated from Belarus to the United States 11 years ago to pursue the American dream for herself and her young daughter. She helped fulfill Karyna’s American Dream of getting a College degree. Her daughter’s birth was her happiest moment of life and Karyna with her high achievements was her greatest pride above all.
She worked for 11 years as an accountant for SGII Group. She also followed a long-term dream and went to St Petersburg, Russia for 1 year to become a licensed beauty esthetician while working her main job. She returned back to the United States in December 2020 and was able to get PA license from State Board of Cosmetology with no exams. As she battled Stage IV cancer through May 2022 she continued to work until the last 4 weeks of her life.
The love for the world, for her daughter, family and people around her are unmatched and we all saddened by the news of her death at the young age of 53.
She is survived by her daughter, Karyna Rzheutskaya; her younger sister, Inessa Bialova; her brother-in-law, Evgeny Bialov, and her niece, Lubov Bialova. She is also survived by her parents Albina and Aliaxandr Dakudavets.
Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone she interacted with as well as those she reached but never met.
Please join us for the Celebration of Sviatlana’s life! Viewing will take place on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at BALL FUNERAL CHAPEL, INC., 600 Dunster St, Pittsburgh, PA 15226, from 4 to 8PM.
Please wear your best bright clothes, and if you wish you can bring flowers (her favorites were lilies and peonies) to tribute and celebrate her life full of colors. Come and share your fondest memories and stories about Sviatlana.
The memorial church service followed by the funeral will take place on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 12:30PM at HOLY CROSS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, 123 Gilkeson Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228. Additional viewing will be held prior to the service from 11AM to 12:30PM at the Church.
Those wishing to honor Sviatlana’s life can make a donation in her name using the fundraising link: http://spot.fund/NYp7f6