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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Assad, Cyril J.




Cyril J. Assad, 84, of Oakmont died on December 3, 2020. “Cy” was born January 19, 1936, to the late Michael and Anne (Zachar) Assad. Beloved husband of the late Judi (Salay) Assad, devoted father of Audra and Christa Assad. Brother of Alan Assad and the late Minerva Mucy. Cyril received a degree from Carnegie Mellon University (formerly Carnegie Tech). His boundless creativity + artistic talents inspired many. His contagious grin + edgy humor kept his students at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh on their toes. His long career of interior design boasted a list of accomplishments including three years in Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Designers in the United States. He even designed a BART train for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system. In the 80’s, Cy and Judi ventured into the retail world with three imaginative speciality gift stores including Oakmont favorites, “Hangin’ In” and “The Party Pit”. After retiring from 19 years at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, he went on to contribute a series of large-scale paintings for the Oakmont Carnegie Library based on children’s fairytales. Cy Assad also served God + his church faithfully (he was an usher for more than 35 years) right up until his last Sunday at home. He will be greatly missed. Contributions can be made to Oakmont United Methodist Church. Friends and relatives will be received at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave, Oakmont, PA, Monday, December 7, 2020 2-4 p.m. ONLY. Masks and social distancing required, no more than 25 people in the funeral home at a time. Service Wednesday 11 a.m. Oakmont United Methodist Church. Service will be live streamed and taped for future viewing.