Amanda S. Leskovac, age 45, of Homestead, PA and formerly of Greenville, passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, after a brief illness.
She was born in Greenville on April 9, 1975 to Robert M. and Marianne (Minnis) Leskovac. Amanda was a 1993 graduate of Greenville High School, received her B.S. in English from Slippery Rock University in 1998, obtained her first Master's Degree in Arts and English from Youngstown State University in 2002, and in 2007 received her Master's Degree in Fine Arts and Creative Non-Fiction Writing from Chatham University. She had been employed as an English Professor at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) since 2002. Amanda was of the Catholic Faith.
Amanda is survived by her mother; Marianne Leskovac of Pittsburgh, her brother; Marc D. Leskovac and his wife Carly Jay of Hermitage and three nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her father.
Per Amanda's wishes, cremation was chosen and there will be no services. Inurnment will be in St. Michael Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.
So much that I could say about the loss we will all feel without Mandi in our lives. I’m thinking of you all. Hoping that we can celebrate her life at some point in the future.
Mandi has been through more then most will experience in a lifetime in her short time on earth. She did so with dignity, courage & preservation. Her wit, sense of humor, bluntness will always be fond memories for me. I was lucky to call her a friend. My deepest sympathies to Marianne & Marc. I will hold you in prayer from this moment forward. My sincerest condolences to the entire Leskovac family.
Mandi was such an amazing teacher. I’m so glad I got to have her.
My deepest sympathies to Marianne and Marc. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Marianne. So very sorry for your loss. No words can express my sadness to learn of Mandi life cut way to short. Please know I am keeping u in my prayers. Mona.
Marianne. and Marc My condolences for your loss. She was a bright intelligent lady and will be missed.
Dear Marianne, Marc, Carly, and Family,
Sending hugs and deepest sympathy in the loss of Mandy. We hope your wonderful memories of shared time give you some comfort and peace… Bob will have open arms for her. Love to you, Marianne, from the Fordyce Family near and far.
God’s speed and condolences to Marianne and family on your losses of Bob and now your Mandy!
My deepest sympathies Marianne and family! Thoughts and prayers to you. God speed
Marianne, I want you to know how very bad I feel. I will miss her so. She was such a best friend to my Mandy who I know
will miss her always. I hadn’t seen her much recently but I remember her crazy sense of humor. She could always cheer me up! She was a beautiful soul! Just wanted you to know I’m thinking of you and Mark too.
What fun we had- how I enjoyed her! – and what a wonderful, feisty, bright, beautiful, creative stinker she was! Though it has been years, the time certainly hasn’t dampened my fondness for her or for the Leskovac family. Grieving with you all, and so, so very sorry. Praying that your memories are sweet and that the sacredness and sweetness of those memories will help lessen the weight of your loss. What a legacy of perseverance she has left, and what a terrific success story to spur others on with. Blessings and love to you all; please know that I will be lifting you up to the great Comforter in hopes that He will give you peace in days ahead.
I was a student of hers in Fall 2018 at CCAC. I had a wonderful time in her class. I read a few books by an author she recommended: Augusten Burroughs. Tonight I remembered that she was writing a memoir and I googled her name to find out if she ever finished it; just learned of her passing. What a bright and interesting soul. I wish I’d reached out sooner. She had a great talent for teaching. I’m sorry for your loss. I’ll be thinking of her and I’ll reach out in prayer.