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Stephen J. Nicotra, age 55, of Mars, formerly of Shaler Twp., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 7, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 5, 1963, he is the son of Samuel J. and Sandra J. Baughman Nicotra.
He held a B.S. in Business and Accounting from Pitt and a M.S. in Finance from Robert Morris. Steve was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Oxford Development in Pittsburgh, where he had worked since 1991.
Steve adored his wife and children. He loved to go to his kids sporting events or just stay home and sit on the floor to play and build. His love extended to his nieces and nephews who he always made laugh. He was always willing to drop everything and serve friends and family in any way they needed. And when he wasn’t watching a Steelers game, you often found him working on projects around the house and sharing lessons with the kids. He loved to work with his hands, doing things like gardening, building an ice rink in the yard for his kids, or renovating another part of their home to make progress on his honey-do list for his loving wife, so he could make their home just right. Steve’s perfectly timed sense of humor was always just right for brightening up a room. Steve was a man of faith and knew he would be joining God in heaven after his temporary time on earth.
Surviving are his wife, Dawn Harshaw Nicotra, who he married on May 24, 2002; his children, Ella, Gianna, and Eli Nicotra; his parents, Samuel and Sandra Nicotra of Reserve Twp., a brother, Samuel M. (Bonita) Nicotra of Allison Park; a sister, Shari (Christian) Roth of Shaler; his father and mother-in-law, James L. and Peggy Harshaw, Sr. of Wexford; a sister-in-law, Michele Harshaw of Gibsonia; a brother-in-law, James L. (Allison) Harshaw, Jr. of Charlottesville, VA; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 6-9 at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Auditorium at Victory Family Church, 21150 Rt. 19, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066. Please meet at the church. Burial will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - Western PA Chapter, 501 Martindale St #670, Pgh., PA 15212 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.