We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Brusco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc
SUSAN ELIZABETH CIBULA
Susan (Sue) Elizabeth Hellerman Cibula passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022, after a tough few months battling cancer. Sue was the loving wife of her childhood sweetheart, Henry J. Cibula Jr. for 59 years; the caring mother to John (Wendy) Cibula, Pam (Ken) McCrory, and Barry Cibula; cherished "Mimi" of Marguerite McCrory, Grace Cibula, Joseph Cibula, Julia Cibula, and Ryley Cibula.
Sue lived in the Franklin Park area for over 50 years. She was best known for owning the Franklin Inn from 1978-2000 with her husband, Henry. Sue managed every aspect of the restaurant from personally greeting customers to crafting new recipes to making sure the books were in order. She worked 60 hour weeks, while also being devoted to her family. In 2000, she sold the restaurant to her son, John, and his family, as she left to care for her husband Henry, who had suffered from a stroke. Everyone who knew her saw that although she had a reserved demeanor, she was the kindest woman. She would do anything for her family and community.
In her free time, Sue loved to cook, read, watch cheesy Hallmark movies, and spend time outside in her garden. She made the best chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cakes every year for her children's and grandchildren's birthdays. She and Henry had many travels throughout the years to Mexico, Spain, Cat Cay, and beyond. She loved finding recipe inspiration through her adventures.
She was a force to be reckoned with and she will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends.
A memorial service in her honor will be held at Heritage Presbyterian Church, located at 2262 Rochester Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, on Wednesday, July 20th at 11 a.m. The family requests that attendees wear something with yellow, as it was Sue's favorite color.