Director Carol Foley died Tuesday afternoon. The news came unexpectedly.
She did not attend two weeks ago, which came as a shock to many Peters residents.
This year marked her 25th year as chamber director. In March, she felt so blessed to be in this community.
"Peters is a great place to live, work and play,” she said. “People care about their kids and what goes on here. It’s a good community.”
With her leadership, the chamber grew to more than 400 members, which makes the organization one of the largest in the region.
Foley grew up in Follansbee, WV, and graduated third in her class. She completed business school in Steubenville, OH, before returning to Pittsburgh.
She told Patch she was a former model, and that her family and involvement at came first. Foley was the editor of the church newsletter.
She and her husband, Ed—a pediatrician at The Washington Hospital—had just celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary, and have six kids and 10 grandchildren together.
Chamber member Scott Beinhauer said, "The community has lost a wonderful, dedicated, caring and loving person."
Funeral arrangements are being made at . Check back with Patch Wednesday for an official obituary.