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Tricia D. Kreitzer

February 5, 1971 — November 3, 2023

Tricia D. Kreitzer, 52, of Lower Burrell, peacefully passed away on Friday, November 3, 2023, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on February 5, 1971, in Natrona Heights to John Kreitzer of Natrona Heights and Leah (Rodgers) Kreitzer of Natrona. Tricia graduated from Highlands High School in 1989 and went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and Masters Degree in Education from Duquesne University. Spanning almost three decades in education, she was a cherished and respected member of the Keystone Oaks High School faculty for twenty-seven years, inspiring students with her passion for science. Tricia was known for her explosive demonstrations and tie-dye labs, bringing joy to her classroom.

Tricia's greatest love was her family and friends. She adored her daughters, Madison and Miranda. A devoted mother, she served as a team manager for her daughters' sports teams for fourteen years. Tricia was the former Treasurer and Director of Girls Hockey for the North Hills Amateur Hockey Association, tirelessly working to promote and grow girls' hockey in the Pittsburgh area. Additionally, she was an active member of the Eagles in New Kensington. Tricia's love, dedication, and impact on her family, friends, and community were immeasurable. In addition to her parents listed above, Tricia is survived by her husband of twenty-one years, Sean Naylor, by her daughters, Madison and Miranda, and by countless family and friends. While she will be deeply missed, her legacy will continue to inspire those who had the privilege of knowing her.

Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4, 6-8 p.m. in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle Street, Natrona Heights 724-224-8688, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights.  To send an online condolence please visit

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

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