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Velvete Sue. Steinkirchner

Born: Wed., Feb. 15, 1961
Died: Wed., Mar. 12, 2008

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Mrs. Velvete S. (Formaini) Steinkirchner, 47, of Buffalo Twp., PA. passed away Wednesday, March 12th, 2008.Mrs. Steinkirchner was born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 15, 1961, the daughter of the late Benjamin Formaini and his wife Constance L. Formaini of Buffalo Twp.Velvete was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church Cabot, PA. Velvete graduated from Elderton High School and then she enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she received her Masters Degree in Speech and Language. She was employed as a Speech and Language Pathologist at ARIN Intermediate Unit #28 Indiana, PA. Velvete was working at the Freeport Kindergarten Center in Freeport with the Early Intervention Program. She was well respected by the parents and loved by the children she helped. Velvete was a loving wife and caring mother who devoted all of her time to her family. She is survived by her husband, James L. Steinkirchner, Jr. to whom she had been married to for the passed 16 years. Her two beautiful daughters, Madison P. and Payton B. Steinkirchner. Her maternal grandmother Gertrude Brown of Detroit MI, formally of Rural Valley and her sister, Natalie A. Formaini of Tucson, AZ.Family and friends are being received on Thursday March 13th from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday March 14th from 2-4 and 7-9pm in the REDMOND FUNERAL HOME, INC. 524 High St. Freeport, PA 16229Parish Wake Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 6:45pm Friday evening.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Cabot, PA, at 11:00am on Saturday, March 15th, with Father John Getsy officiating. Burial will be in the North Side Catholic Cemetery Ross Twp., PA . In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tunch and Wolf's Walk for the Homeless, Light of Life Rescue Mission, PO Box 535915, Pittsburgh, PA 15253-5915 To send a condolence visit, www.redmondfuneralhomeinc.com. To send flowers locally; Freeport Floral and Gift, 724-295-5555 or Heaven Scent Floral, 724-295-2375

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Steve and Shari Morgante and sons

Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Velvete's death is a loss for the whole community. She taught our oldest son speech therapy when he was only 4 years old, and she made such a difference in our whole family's life; more than we can say. Velvete will always have a special place in our hearts. Like others have said, she had a face like an angel and her smile was contagious. I often said to her that her name fit her perfectly because her voice and demeanor were soft like velvet. She always greeted people with a smile and had a calming effect. She will truly be missed.

Stacey, Steve & Zachary Cochran

We are so sorry for your loss. Velvete was a wonderful, kind and caring speech teacher for our son. She taught speech in a way that made our son have fun. He enjoyed getting a "treat" at the end of his session.

Jay, Tammi, Nathan, & Sydney Pastorek

Jim, you have our deepest sympathy on the passing of your wife, Velvete. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and the girls. If you need anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask. I will pray that God gives you the strength to move forward during this difficult time. God bless you all.

Her Smile, It Did Tell

I did not know her well,

But her smile, it did tell

Of the wonders in her life

And the beauty that she emanated.

Wife and mother

Friend, sister, daughter.

Sweet was she,

Caring oh so gracefully.

I did not know her well,

But her smile, it did tell

Of the happiness she displayed

And the kindness she conveyed.

Beautiful, sparkling eyes

Caring smile and cheerfulness.

Radiating warmth,

Her life testament is the enduring gift.

I did not know her well,

But her smile, it did tell

Of her gentle ways

And her compassionate nature.

Her fervent love for her girls

Was easy for all to see.

Her involvement in their lives

Leaves a beloved legacy.

I did not know her well,

But her smile, it did tell

Of happy times spent

And now the memories - they remain.

Godspeed, dear one. Godspeed.

~~Written in honor and memory of Velvete Sue. Steinkirchner

12 March 2008

Kim Riddle & Kylee Markey (Lisa Marie's)

Jim, Madison and Petyon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Casey Misejka

I don't know you & I didn't know Mrs. Steinkirchner, but she has changed my life forever.

I send tons of love and prayers your way during this time of greif.

Debbie & Bob Saxman

Jim, Maddison and Payton-our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Sincerely-Debbie & Bob Saxman

Vince Curren

I was so saddened to hear of Velvete's death. She was a lovely person and hightly thought of by myself and the entire faculty of Elderton High School. During her time at ARIN, I heard nothing but good things about her. My sincere and deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Steinkirchner and Formaini families.

Mrs. Coyne, Buffalo Elementary

Dear Madison and Payton,

I wanted you to know that over the years countless parents have told me what wonderful, loving help your mom gave to the children she worked with. We worked together at Freeport Elementary where I was privleged to teach with your Mom. You should always be proud of the woman she was.

Jan Foister

I was saddened to learn of Velvete's death today. I work for ARIN and Velvete and I were together at East Franklin when I first started teaching. Velvete was always a kind person. She always had a smile for you. Although I only saw Velvete once or twice a year at inservices, I will miss her. I will pray for your families, especially her daughters. May they know what a beautiful person she was-inside and out. god bless.

The Healthsouth Business

Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

Jim and Diane Bowser

For Connie and the entire family:

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Jim and Diane, Cabin Greens Golf Course

Debbie Puskar

Connie,James, Madison and Payton

I've met Velvete while she was assisting your grandmother Connie in purchasing her new townhome. Upon meeting Connie and Velvete at once, I knew she was an outstanding, caring and deeply compassionate person. With a beauty so deep that it overflowed onto others she touched. Keep the memories near to your hearts so they may guide you through the healing of your hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Debbie & Joseph Puskar & family

Alice & Kevin Sieja

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Linda Gorgone


My deepest sympathy to you, your daughters and your family. Seek comfort in your family and friends. Cherish all the happy memories you have.

Scott and Lisa Speer

We wanted to express our condolences to your family at this time. Our son, Christopher had Velvete for his first speech teacher at the age of 4. My father used to bring him to meet with her at what used to be Freeport Elementary School once a week. She was a wonderful teacher. My dad could not stop raving about her every week when he would bring Christopher back! She did wonderful work with him. Our sympathy to your family at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Catherine Devaney


You and your family are in my thoughts. I hope you all find peace and comfort from family and friends.





Lisa Schall Altman

I will always remember Velvete as an elegant person. My sister, Lynda Sue Schall Harkleroad graduated with Velvette. My deepest sympathy to her family. Love & Prayers, Lisa

Anita Crownover Stewart

Velvete and I met in first grade at Kittanning Twp Elementary School and went on to graduate together from Elderton High School. She was a very special person and highly thought of. My deepest sympathy to the Steinkirchner and Formaini families. She will be sadly missed.

Jim's 2007 10U Softball Team

Miss Velvete--we will all miss you and the sidelines and dugout will not be the same. From your reminding the umpires of where the strike zone is to your encouraging words for each of us. Even your "strategizing" with Mrs. Roenigk--which all knew was gossiping. And of course that excuse at practice that you could not play the feild because you were a lefty and had no glove. You will be greatly missed but ALWAYS in our hearts and memory.

Judy & John Ifft

Jim, Madison and Payton,

So sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Judy & John Ifft (Lynne's mother and father)

Trish and Cailin Shank

I had the priviledge of meeting Velvete during my duaghter's 4 years of Dance with Lisa Marie's School of Dance. Cailin and Payton danced together during those few years. Velvete had a smile that could light up a room and a face of an angel. I didn't know her long but she has forever left a lasting impression. May God bless her and the rest of the Steinkirchner family during this difficult time.

The Koedel & Santillo Family

Dear Steinkirchner Family, We wanted to express our deepest sympathy to your family.You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Keith & Cyndi Jones & Family

We had the honor of knowing Velvete through both of our sons while she was their speech teacher. We were very fond of her and had great admiration, respect, and appreciation for the work that she did for so many children. She was a fabulous teacher and a great person. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Denise Demich Krivokuca

My deepest sympathies to your family. Velvete and I were best friends in 5th grade when we were at Elderton. I have many happy childhood memories of sleepovers and riding horses - although Velvete was a little leary about the horseriding part. We went on to be cheerleaders together and graduate from Elderton. She always had a beautiful smile and was a warm, sweet person. My prayers are with you.

Missy and Jim Libengood and sons

I am so sorry for your loss. Velvete was such a beautiful woman inside and out and what she did for the kids was nothing short of amazing. She touched so many lives with her a brillant smile. She helped our Edward so much. You'll all continue to be in my prayers. God bless you all.

Denise Hathazy-Davis


I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I remember way back in the good old days when you had just met Velvete. Deepest sympathy.

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