Bock Funeral Home

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

Obituaries:

Helen M. Wehrheim

Monday, February 22, 2021

Helen M. Wehrheim, age 95, of Glenshaw, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021. Loving mother of Nancy (late Paul) Lukacs; proud grandmother of Lindsay (Bill) Hauck and Brian (Jenna) Lukacs; dear great-grandmother of Madison Grace, Ella Tracy, and Brayden William Hauck, Brody Paul and Tessa Rae Lukacs. No visitation. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Matthew Parish, St. Bonaventure Church, Glenshaw, on Thursday at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Humane Society. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


John S. Klecha

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

John S. Klecha, age 82, of Shaler Twp., on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Beloved husband of Elizabeth Klecha; loving father of John S. (Carole) Klecha Jr. and Jackie Jordan; Proud grandfather of Carl, Carla, John III, Alek, Stephanie, and Nikki; dear great-grandfather of Damen, Rowan, Belle, Grayson, Eleanor, and Clark; son of the late John and Victoria Klecha. John was a US Army Veteran and retired from HJ Heinz Company. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 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. Matthew Parish, All Saints Church, Etna, on Wednesday at 10:00 AM. Internment to follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Donations may be sent to the American Heart Association.  Read More...


Stephen M. "Stevie" Matisz

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Stephen M. “Stevie” Matisz, age 61, of Sharpsburg, formerly of Avalon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Good Samaritan Hospice. Steve was an 80’s Rock n’ Roll kind of guy. He was known for his great sense of humor and always saw an opportunity to make a joke to brighten your day. He was always present in the moment, people watching, absorbing the life and people around him. Having Steve be apart of your life was an unexpected joy that only few had the privilege to experience. A warm thank you to all of Steve’s friends and the people around him throughout his life. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where a Blessing Service will be held at 6:30 PM.  Read More...


Helen L. (Schaeffer) McGoun

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Helen L. (Schaeffer) McGoun, age 100, of Shaler Twp. on Tuesday February 2, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Elton G. McGoun; loving mother of Elton “Skip” (Sue) McGoun, Kevin (Mary Ann) McGoun, Myron (Jackie) McGoun and Alain Richardson; proud grandmother of Joshua (Jackie) McGoun, Natasha (Massimo) Lista, Jarrod (Fiancé Lauren Simmons) McGoun, Michael McGoun, Nate Cavlovic and Mitchell Cavlovic; dear great-grandmother of Alessia Lista. Helen was a 1938 graduate of Shaler High School, a 1942 graduate of Carnegie Tech, a First Lieutenant in the US Army Medical Corp during WW II. She volunteered for many years at the Shaler North Hills Library, Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, St. Margaret’s Hospital and for Meals 0n Wheels. Friends will be received Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mount Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Service will be held in the Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, 300 Glenn Ave. Glenshaw on Friday at 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, donations to Glenshaw Presbyterian Church or Shaler North Hills Library. Read More...


James P. Rosswog Jr.

Monday, February 01, 2021

James P. Rosswog Jr., age 66, of Shaler Twp., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the loving care of his family on Monday, February 1, 2021. Beloved husband for 44 years of Karen (Graf) Rosswog; Loving father of Jim (Nikki), Kristen (Tony) DelBianco, and Eric (Jenna); Proud Pappy of Gavin, Mea, Garrett, Kayla, Eric Jr., and Emma; He is the eldest child of Joanne and the late James Rosswog; Dear brother of Mike, Nancy Sippey, Dave, Pete, Phil, Dan, and Karen Gralewski; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. James was a lifelong resident of the Shaler Area. He loved his Harley, Model Trains, and going on Cruises, but above all of his passions, he loved his family the most. Visitation will be held privately by the immediate family only. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Glenshaw, on Friday at 11 AM. Internment will be held in Assumption Cemetery of St. Mary, Glenshaw. Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society. Read More...

Frances B. Thompson Howe

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Frances B. Howe (Thompson) ,Age 86, of Butler, PA, on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.  Beloved wife of the late Timothy F. Howe.  Bea is survived by her children, Michael Donnelly (Lynne), Daniel Donnelly, Natalie McCloskey (Bob) and Colleen Huber, two nieces, a nephew and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who affectionately referred to her as “Gram.”  Services and Internment held privately by the family.  Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Mark M. Cieply

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Mark M. Cieply, Age 71, of Shaler Twp., passed away unexpectedly, on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. A lifelong Shaler Twp. resident, Mark was the son of the late Michael and Helen Cieply. Prior to his retirement, he had a long career with the Internal Revenue Service, most recently as a Revenue Officer. A skilled handyman, motorcyclist, and “Car guy”, he was a longtime member of the National Corvette Restorers Society. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine “Gerry” Cieply, daughter, Marissa Cieply of Orlando, FL, sisters, Christie (Scott) Southerland of Ross Twp., and Sylvia Cieply (Bill Swank) of Long Beach, CA; Stepchildren, Brandon Pollak of Squirrel Hill and Kimberly Pace of Basking Ridge, NJ; Niece Susan Swank of Long Beach, CA, and the late Sally Swank. He was devoted bonus grandfather to Oliver and Ada Pollak and Dean and Reid Pace. Funeral arrangements will be held privately. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Herbert Davis Ferguson

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Herbert Davis Ferguson “Million Image Man” August 24, 1931 – January 26, 2021. Pittsburgh photographer Herbert Davis Ferguson died Tuesday, January 26, 2021, after battling Lymphoma. He passed peacefully with his daughters by his side. He was 89. Herb was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Thomas Ferguson of Placerville, CA; and his beloved wife, Ann Pearce Ferguson of Allison Park, PA. He is survived by his daughters, Heidi Fowler (Steven) of Parker, CO, and Vicki Ferguson of Glenside, PA; and his granddaughters, Lyndsay Butler of North Chesterfield, VA, and Kiera Butler of Fort Collins, CO. He is also survived by his dearest and loving friend, Jeannette Medgaus, and her wonderful family that “adopted” him fifteen years ago. A native of Pittsburgh, Herb was born at West Penn Hospital where his parents, Drs. Irene and T. Gordon Ferguson both practiced. Herb was a graduate of Shady Side Academy; Penn State University, where he majored in Zoology and Entomology; the Rochester Institute of Technology; and the University of Pittsburgh, where he obtained his Master of Education. Herb served his country as an Army Medic in Germany. Returning home, he married Helen Davis and worked for ALCOA as a staff photographer. Later employed by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, he established a photographic department and was named Head of Medical Photography. He then became the Director of Medical Imaging for the University of Pittsburgh and eventually served as the University Photographer. Thirty-three years, and thousands of images later, he retired from Pitt in 1996. Herb also had a freelance business, completing photography projects for hundreds of Pittsburgh corporations and institutions. His interests were vast, his curiosity insatiable. World travelers, he and Ann visited all 50 states and 48 countries encountering countless strangers who quickly became friends. Whether on the plains of Africa or the waterways of Europe; whether through a microscope or telescope; he was as fascinated by the birds in the backyard as he was by the building of monuments and skyscrapers. Of course, with traveling came images – millions of images – the majority of which are being donated to the University of Pittsburgh Archives & Special Collections for the Herb Ferguson Photograph Collection.  An avid and long-time (51 years) member of Rotary International, Herb served as Club President and in numerous District Committee chairperson roles throughout his lifetime. His sons and their families meant the world to him – Roland and Sophie Harig (Germany); David and Angela Vuylsteke (Belgium); Dmytro and Ira Symovonyk (Ukraine). Quick to tell a story, lend a hand, ask a question, or volunteer his time, Herb will be remembered for his charity and love of family and his craft. His images captured the world; his kindness captured our hearts. Friends will be received on Sunday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where a service will be held at 7 PM. The family asks that flowers not be sent, rather donations be made to the Rotary Foundation.  Read More...


John A. "Baus" Baumgartner

Sunday, January 24, 2021

John A. "Baus" Baumgartner, age 82, of Shaler Twp. on Sunday January 24, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Jacqueline (Janecek) Baumgartner; loving step-father of Kelly (Kim) Carter and Karen (Ike) Gerzewski; cherished puppy of Joshua (Dora Walmsley) Carter, Katlyn (Tom Ross) Carter and great grandson Warner Carter; brother of Judith (Richard) Schmeltz; uncle of Lisa (Mark) McCabe, Pamela (Mark) Belschner, Melissa (Tom) Bonidy and the late Shelia Schmeltz; also several nieces and nephews. John was a US Army Veteran, retired from Kroger and Anchors Unlimited. He was a big Pittsburgh sports fan, enjoyed watching March Madness, and loved to play golf. No visitation. Services and internment will be held privately by the family. Donations may be sent to American Heart Assoc. OR American Diabetes Assoc. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Joseph A. "Al" Lugo

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Joseph A. “Al” Lugo, age 75, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Beloved husband of Susan Lugo; loving father of Andrew Lugo; son of the late Joseph and Alma Lugo; brother-in-law of Jane and Harry Mahler; also survived by nieces and nephews. Services and Internment held privately by the family. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...