MEYERS: Cecelia Battistel “Cel” Meyers passed away peacefully in her Squirrel Hill home on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the age of 96. Cel was born in Export, Pa. Her mother died in the flu pandemic of 1918 when she was 3-1/2 months old. At that time, Cel was asked to be raised by her maternal family of Reynold and Anne Peduzzi of Trafford, Pa. Cel eventually grew up with her four cousins Carl, JoAnne (Sis), and the twins Ron and Rey who she helped raise. After graduating from Trafford High, Cel moved to Squirrel Hill where she met and eventually married Irvin Meyers on November 30, 1941. Cel and Irv built their dream house in 1953 where she continued to live for 61 years. Cel was an avid gardener and was known for her fire bushes. Each spring, people would stop by requesting seedlings, which she happily provided. Over the years, Cel’s fire bushes adorned numerous homes in Pittsburgh. Cel was most proud of her relationship with Carnegie Mellon University. For over 55 years, Cel rented a room to visiting post-docs and foreign exchange graduate students from all over the world. When the student arrived, Cel gave them a pushpin to place in a world map she kept in her hallway. The dozens of pins represented virtually every continent and numerous countries. Until the day she passed, Cel maintained close relationships with many of her international extended family. Cel is survived by her son Geoffrey (Carol Raimondi) of O’Hara Township and Ronny (Susan Herman) of Weston, Fla., five grandchildren, Russell of Pittsburgh, Rebecca (Becky) Sonnenberg of Gibsonia, Richard (Andy) of Philadelphia, Jamie of San Jose, and Gregory of Hartford, and four great-grandchildren, Ryan, Lyla, Kaylee, and Kasey, who loved her very much. Cel also left numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may greet Cel’s family at a memorial service held at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday, December 14 at 9:45 a.m. Following the service, interment will be in the Tree of Life Memorial Park in Franklin Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to “CAPH” The Center for Aging and Population Health at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health c/o Kristin W de Paor, director of development, A631 Crabtree Hall, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15261. 412-624-5639.