Vivian (Mintz) Veith-Ackroyd, a generous soul who loved life.

“My Mother will be buried Monday, February 4th wearing her favorite player’s jersey – #7 Ben Roethlisberger, while clutching her Terrible Towel.

Viv was 89 years old, 2 months shy of her 90th birthday…no question the Steelers have just lost their Number One Fan. She cheered them on for 80+ years.

My Grandfather, Jake Mintz was a good friend of Art Rooney back in the 40s/early 50s…he sadly passed away in 1957.

Art and Jake first got acquainted through boxing – Jake managed HWC Ezzard Charles. As a young girl, my Mom recalled sitting on Mr. Rooney’s lap at home games. Mr. Rooney even named one of his horses – Jake Mintz.

For all these years, my Mom was a diehard Steelers fan. During games, she wouldn’t answer the phone; during the Super Bowls – if they were in it, she stayed home alone to watch – no disturbances.

Her love for the team and the sport was unwavering.” — Lori Weatherwalks.

Please accept our heartfelt condolences. With sympathy and love to the Mintz Family.