Send a Condolence | Read Condolences | Close this Window
Adrienne Julie Spillar Print E-mail

Adrienne Julie Spillar, 36 years old of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and formerly of Elyria passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at U.P.M.C. (Mercy) in Pittsburgh following a sudden illness.

Adrienne was born on August 1, 1981 and had resided in Pittsburgh for the past 12 years. She was employed as a manager of a retail business, The Exchange, and was a member of St. Rosalia Church in Pittsburgh. A 1999 graduate of Elyria Catholic High School she went on to earn her BA at Mount Union College, her Masters at Miami University and was a candidate for her PhD in Comparative Religion at the University of Pittsburgh. She played the saxophone and sousaphone in both the jazz and marching bands at Elyria Catholic and Mount Union College. Adrienne graciously decided to be an organ donor for the benefit of many others.

She is survived by her parents, David and Connie (nee Flere) Spillar of Elyria; the love of her life, Ben Durmis of Pittsburgh; many aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ben in 2016.

A private family memorial gathering will be at Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home and there will be a private family Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Charles Diedrick, Pastor, officiating.

Memorial contributions in her honor are requested to Animal Friends, 562 Camp HorneRoad, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. (Website link

The Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio is assisting the family with the arrangements.

» 9 Condolences and Greetings
Maureen & John Musson
sent Wednesday, 30 May 2018 09:43
Our hearts go out to you. Words can't express the sadness we feel for your loss. May God be with you.
Ivana Ros
sent Wednesday, 23 May 2018 08:09
Connie and Dave, May God and the love of those close to you hold you up during this most difficult time. Yvonne Rose
Mich E.
sent Tuesday, 22 May 2018 13:09
My condolences dear family. Many happy memories of Adrienne be with you all. And may these promises from Jehovah God help you to endure. “Do not be anxious….but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 NWT.
sent Tuesday, 22 May 2018 06:56
I studied for several years with Adrienne while we were in Pitt's PhD program together. Adrienne was a wonderful colleague; she was smart and unflinchingly insightful, had a great sarcastic sense of humor, and was always ready to lend a hand. My prayers and comfort to all her loved ones.
Holly Kessler
sent Tuesday, 22 May 2018 04:25
Michael's mom, Dawn & I send our deepest condolences to you in the lose of your daughter. We will keep you in our thoughts & prayers.
Nancy Kubiak
sent Monday, 21 May 2018 15:55
Words are not available for the deep sorrow we feel for you. Tom and Nancy kubiak
John and Marina Shahinian
sent Monday, 21 May 2018 11:26
Adrienne was a cherished member of our Exchange family for many years. She will always be remembered for her kindness, friendship. generosity, enthusiasm, energy, and the contributions she made. Adrienne always had a kind word for all. Her positive outlook was contagious. We will miss her and always feel lucky that she chose to be a part of our company and more importantly, a part of our lives. Our heartfelt sympathy to her family.
Kim Lee
sent Monday, 21 May 2018 07:29
You and your Family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you with peace and sweet memories .
Hedy Fye
sent Monday, 21 May 2018 06:40
Dear loved ones of Adrienne What a lovely girl! All through high school she was a favorite. I remember her gingerbread houses that she made for class. The good Lord has her in His arms. I pray for your peace. RIP Adrienne Frau
» Post Condolences
Email (will not be published)
Message to family
 remaining characters
Captcha Image Regenerate code when it's unreadable