MaryBeth Munroe, age 62 passed away peacefully on October 6, 2021. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Scotty and Nell Munroe (parents). She was preceded in death by Eddie Dragowski, her Beloved of 25 years who passed July 21, 2021. MaryBeth loved people, laughter, and uniquely impacted everyone she met. She was also fiercely independent and self-sufficient. MaryBeth possessed a keen intellect, and loved to read. She attended Carnegie Mellon University and parlayed her skills into a remarkable career in theater. Throughout her many years in the arts, in theater, film, commercials, and merchandising, she worked as a carpenter, scenic painter, set decorator, props person, and visual manager. Her friends described her as being the most creative and dramatic talent in Pittsburgh with a great sense of style. She worked on movies such as Sudden Death, Diabolique, and Striking Distance. Her career led her to work with such companies as Longfellow Productions, Highmark, and the PA Lottery. For a short while, MaryBeth had her own interior design business. One of her most memorable accomplishments was working in the Art Department for Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. Her friends say she had a larger-than-life personality and lit up a room when she walked in. Her quick wit and sharp sense of humor never failed to make people laugh even when times were hard. When faced with lifetime challenges, and there were many, she never complained, persevered, and made it her business to overcome obstacles. And amidst it all, MaryBeth also enjoyed cooking and baking, and as her friends and family can attest, was quite talented at both. Her delicious blue icing thumbprints became a Christmas tradition that her nieces and nephews looked forward to annually. Most importantly, MaryBeth cherished family. She believed that life was about surrounding yourself with family and friends. She was extremely generous and loyal to the people she held dear. MaryBeth is survived by her mother Nel Nolle, her sisters Sandy (Dan) Hall, and Kathy (Don) Stoltz, and her nieces and nephews Brandon, Casey, and Tyler Hall, Donald Stoltz, and Jennifer Brown. A Celebration of MaryBeth’s Life for her cherished friends and family will be scheduled at a future date. Arrangements entrusted to SCHEPNER-McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 165 Noble Avenue, Crafton. (412) 921-3661.
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