Martha Crouse (Marti) Wiseman, 58 of Hampton Township, passed away unexpectedly on April 22, 2020 at her residence. She was born on July 6, 1961 in Aurora, IL, to Diane R. Crouse, and the late David B. Crouse. Marti grew up in Allison Park, and was a graduate of North Allegheny Senior High School, and Allegheny College. She married Raymond D. Wiseman in 1994, and they remained in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Marti went back to school to achieve an Executive MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MSEd in Adult Education from Duquesne University. Marti spent more than 35 years doing talent and leadership development and training for several companies in the Pittsburgh area, including Eat’n Park Hospitality Group and Medrad. Most recently, she was Author, Speaker, and Learning and Development Consultant at Marti Wiseman, LLC. Her book, “The Panhandler and the Professional”, co-written with Kendall C. Shrum, was published earlier this year. Over the past few years Marti had developed a strong interest in the complex issues surrounding homelessness and addiction, and a heartfelt desire to help de-stigmatize them. The central theme of the book is that without deep understanding, these devastating societal troubles can never be successfully addressed. Marti was an active volunteer and past Board President for both Pups Providing Hope, and Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Allison Park, PA, and began developing her leadership skills there in early adulthood, through dedicated work with the church youth group. Marti had a joy of life, a wonderful sense of humor, and a deeply kind and caring nature. She had a great love of animals, and had trained her beloved dogs to national titles in agility. She mentored many others in this, sharing her knowledge and skills and love for positive training methods. This love of teaching through positive approaches carried over into her professional work as well. Her bright smile, her cheerful, playful spirit, and her hugely generous heart made a difference in the lives of everyone who knew her. Even those who only met her briefly make mention of the impact she had. We are heartbroken; our lives are changed forever. Marti is survived by her husband Ray Wiseman, mother Diane Crouse, sisters Linda Binde, Mary Gamble, and Betsy Crouse, nieces and nephew Melissa Binde (Seth Johnson), Melanie (Dave) Ketterer, Kristen (Steve) Valenti, Ben Crouse, and Danielle Crouse, and three great-nieces and one great-nephew. She is preceded in death by her father David Crouse and her brother, Richard A. Crouse. Due to current CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19, services will be held privately. A public memorial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Foundation of Hope and/or Kiski Valley Cat & Kitten Rescue, which support causes Marti felt strongly about.
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