Bock Funeral Home

1500 Mt. Royal Boulevard
Glenshaw, PA 15116
412-486-8500

Obituaries:

Joseph Troy Rees

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Joseph Troy Rees, Age 85, of Sharpsburg, formerly of Coraopolis, passed peacefully surrounded by loving family on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Beloved husband of 59 years Mary Casper Rees; loving father of Keith (Lisa) and Jim Rees; proud pappy of AJ, Katie, and Noah Rees; dear brother in law of John Netzel and the late Beverly Netzel. Troy proudly served his Country as a Paramedic in the Army on the front lines of the Korean War. He was also a lover of all things sports. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 1:00 to 7:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Madonna of Jerusalem Church, Sharpsburg, on Thursday at 10:30 AM. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.  Read More...


Claudia Anne (Wicker) Leight

Friday, July 31, 2020

Claudia Anne (Wicker) Leight, Age 74, of Hampton Twp., formerly of Morningside, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020. Beloved wife of 41 years to Sherman Leight; Dear sister of Kathryn (the late John) Leight and the late Bob Wicker and Marlene Wicker; Proud Aunt of John (Michele) Wicker, Lorraine Rivera, Amanda (Mark) Leight, and Ashley (Nick) McCullar; also survived by many loving great nieces and nephews. Claudia passed away this week leaving a hole in many of our hearts and lives. She lived with her husband in the house they built together, where she attended to every detail, whether it was embroidering her own hand towels or fashioning her own curtains. She was the epitome of the word selfless. Caring for others was a cornerstone of her personality. She was always first to volunteer, first to take action, first to step up. No job was too big or too small for her to tackle. While she didn't have children of her own, she became a second mother to many in her life, keeping a pen in hand and card ready for every occasion. She was a woman of class, who took great pride in her home, her professional job, and any job she undertook. Outside of her family, she had many things she loved, including dogs (especially golden retrievers), travel, and classic monster and horror movies. The legacy Auntie leaves us is a legacy that teaches us to go above and beyond, to learn how someone takes their coffee, to memorize the phone number, write the thank you note, to make space for what is special to the people in our lives. And when the world gets overwhelming, we all need to take a page from Claudia: take a deep breath, make a wave of the hand, and say "Don't worry about it." Lots of times you have an aunt in your life, but you only have one Auntie. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 11 AM to 1:30 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, LTD., 1500 Mount Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where a Celebration of life service will be held at 1:30 PM.Due to the current Covid19 Pandemic, we kindly ask out of consideration for the family and other visitors, please consider sending flowers in lieu of participating in person. If you do choose to express your condolences in person, please respect our request for spending more time outside than indoors. We look forward to the time in the near futures where we can come together and hold each others hearts and celebrate Claudia's life together.
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Steve J "Sonny". Truban

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Steve J. “Sonny” Truban After 89 years of a storied life and career, Steve J. Truban passed away peacefully at St. Margaret’s Hospital on July 25, 2020.   He is survived by his daughter Gwen (Leo) Stepanian and son Paul (Karen) Truban, and his five grandchildren – Peyton, Alex and Kathryn Truban and Steven and David Stepanian.  After losing the love of his life and wife of over 50 years, Sylvia Truban in 2012, he lived every day in her honor and memory. Steve was a fixture in Etna for almost his entire life, attending Etna Public Schools, actively participating in local politics while serving on the Etna Borough Council, Etna Public works Director, and promoting Etna sports.  He was also an active member in many social clubs, including the Croatian Fraternal Union, Elks Club, American Legion Post 597 and D.O.H. Club in Etna. Steve had a long career in engineering and construction, working for several companies such as US Steel, PPG, Calgon, Kentech, and others as a Designer and Construction Manager – working well into his late 70’s. Steve was an avid football lover, and served as an official in the WPIAL for over 30 years.  He was recognized for his life-long dedication and achievements to the sport in western Pennsylvania by being inducted into the Minor League Pro Football Hall of Fame at the Heinz Sports History Center in 2011.  Steve was always an active civic leader in Etna and Shaler, serving as Etna Councilman for several years as well as President of the Shaler Area School District. He is remembered as a man of conviction, honesty, care and generosity for everyone he met. Per the family’s request, visitation will be privately held on Tuesday, July 28th at the Bock Funeral Home Ltd. Glenshaw.  A Funeral Mass will follow at All Saints Church in Etna and burial in Saint Mary’s Cemetery.  Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date for everyone to honor and celebrate his life.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Novosel Foundation c/o George Metz, Foundation Director, Novosel Foundation, 226 Dupont Drive, McDonald PA 15057. Read More...


Richard J. Derbis

Friday, July 24, 2020

Richard (“Dick”) Joseph Derbis, age 93, was greeted by angels on July 23, 2020.  He was born in Pittsburgh, son of the late John Andrew and late Theresa (Zajac) Derbis. He met the love of his life during a performance of the high school play, “The Princess of a Thousand Moons”, which he co-authored the script and wrote all the music.  He married Dolores (“Doll”) Irgang on August 12, 1950 at St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church.  Theirs was a special love. They looked forward to celebrating their 70th anniversary in a few weeks. He had been a proud Northside resident until moving to Allison Park. Together, they had four children:  Major (U.S. Army, Ret.) Richard C. (Shirley), Ronald (Mary Ann), Robert (Lisa) and Diane (Vincent) Mezza.  He was proud of his seven grandchildren: Richard M. (LTC USAF Rachel), Stephen (Bethany), Rachel (Matthew) Stimmel, Ryan (Danica), Hannah (Trale) Merz, Austin and Jenna Derbis.  He was loving “Didi” and “Pap” to eleven great-grandchildren: Kayleigh, Richard F., Evelyn, Isaac, Lydia, Joseph, Connor, Wyatt and Madeline Derbis; Cora and Celia Stimmel. Dick served honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was awarded Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, WWII Victory Ribbon, and the Army Occupation Medal (Japan). He also earned the Expert Infantryman Badge.  Dick was a vibrant and active man with many hobbies.  He loved hunting and fishing, gardening, jigsaw puzzles and customizing model airplanes.  He was always ready to do a magic trick or tell a joke. His love for gardening included a passion for making wine from the grapes he grew on vines which took over the back yard. He made his own customized bottle labels.  He was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Ursula’s Catholic Church. He and Doll loved hosting bus tours to local casinos.  In a nod to his proud Slovak heritage, he was a member of Jednota.  He and Doll were previously active members of St. Francis Xavier and North Catholic Booster Clubs.   He was also greeted by his siblings: Joseph, Emma, Agnes, John “Jack”, Martha, and Bill. He was one of a kind, loved by all and will be deeply missed. Friends will be received Saturday 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Sunday 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Ursula Church, Allison Park on Monday at 10:00 AM  Read More...

Nicola "Nick" Pietropaolo

Friday, July 24, 2020

Nicola “Nick” Pietropaolo, age 82, of Glenshaw on Friday July 24, 2020. Beloved husband of Elisabetta “Lisa” Pietropaolo; loving father of Joe (Tammi) Pietropaolo and Nick (Cheri) Pietropaolo Jr., proud grandfather of Breanna, Neena and Mia; brother-in-law of Joe (Maria) Castellano, Maria and Donna Pietropaolo; brother of the late Frank, Antonio, Paul, Dominic, Catherine, Maria and Antoinetta. Nick came to America in 1954 and started a landscape business that his sons are continuing to operate. Friends will be received Monday and Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Bonaventure Church, Glenshaw on Wednesday at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.  Read More...


Bernard F. "Bernie" Szewcow

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Bernard F. “Bernie” Szewcow, age 89, of Etna peacefully on Saturday July 18, 2020. Beloved husband of 67 years to Connie “Liberto” Szewcow; loving father of Gerry (Carolynn) Szewcow; proud grandfather of Gabriela (Ben) Walding and Sam Szewcow; brother of the late Joseph Szewcow; survived by brother-in-law Nicholas (Patricia) Liberto and sister-in-law Madeline (Dave) O’Connor. Bernie survived five years in a concentration camp during WWII before coming to Pittsburgh. He worked for 33 years at US Steel where he was introduced by his future father-in-law to his future wife Connie. Friends will be received Wednesday from 11:00 AM until time of service at 2:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw. Final prayers will be held in the mausoleum chapel at St. Augustine Cemetery, Shaler Twp.. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude or to Animal Friends.    Read More...


Patricia A. Howard

Friday, July 17, 2020

Patricia A. Howard, Age 92, of Glenshaw, on Friday, July 17, 2020. Devoted wife of John J. Howard Jr.; loving mother of Pat (Mike) McGrath, Kathleen (Nevin) Robinson, and Jack (Peggy) Howard; Dear grandmother of Alyssa (Jeb) Schmitt, Lauren (Matt) Little, Michael (Stephanie) McGrath, Shawn (Tiffany) Robinson, Katelyn (Kevin) McNally, John Howard and Kristen Howard; also survived by 11 great-grandchildren. Pat was kind, friendly, sincere, and made friends easily. She will be missed by the many lives she touched. A special “thank you” to the caregivers in the Beach Community at Vincentian Home. The Funeral Mass at St. Bonaventure Church, Glenshaw, and burial at Calvary Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Vincentian Home: 111 Perrymont Rd. Pittsburgh PA 15237. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, LTD., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Terrence J. "Terry" Kennelly

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Terrence J. "Terry" Kennelly, age 61, of Shaler Twp. on Thursday July 16, 2020. Beloved husband of Colleen A. (Barry) Kennelly; loving father of Kerriann (Matt) Wisniewski and Daniel Kennelly; dear grandfather of Teagan Wisniewski; dear brother of Michael (Jane) Kennelly, Marnie (Ron) Hudale and Colleen (Bill) McMeekin, also survived by many nieces and nephews; preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Kathyrn Kennelly. Friends will be received Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mount Royal Blvd. Glenshaw. A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Bonaventure Church, Glenshaw on Tuesday at 10:30 AM Read More...

Martin B. Coll Jr.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

 Martin B. Coll Jr., Age 83, of Shaler Twp., on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Beloved husband of 58 years to May (Hubbard) Coll; loving father of Shirley (Richard) Warren, Lisa Coll, Christine (Brian) Burholt, and Jennifer (Raymond) Bochek; Proud pappy to Jessica, Bud, Catie Mae, Jake, Ashley, Harley, Eric, Emily, and Sophie; dear great pappy to Savannah, Haley, Faith, Ava, and Rico; brother of Richard Coll, Patricia Edge, and Diana Meyer. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Bonaventure Church, Glenshaw, on Monday at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Pittsburgh Food Bank. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, LTD., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Norman F. Szarmach

Monday, July 13, 2020

Norman F. Szarmach, age 81, of Allison Park on Monday July 13, 2020. Beloved husband of Mary (Gally) Szarmach; loving father of Richard Szarmach, Darlene Szarmach and the late Sharon Meier; also survived by six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brother of the late Robert Szarmach. Friends will be received Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mount Royal Blvd. Glenshaw where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 10:00.  Donations may be sent to the American Heart Association.   Read More...