Bock Funeral Home

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

Obituaries:

Helen "Jean" Paterson Daly

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Helen “Jean” (Paterson) Daly Age 83, of North Hills, on Saturday June 24, 2017. Wife of the late John “Jack” Daly; loving mother of John (Anna) Daly, Judy (John) DeSantis, Joyce (Jim) Rockot, and Joan (Mark) Czake; dear grandmother of Christopher, Natalie, Ken, Elise, Lindsay, Jeff, Ryan, Katie, Hank, Connie, and the late Melissa; dear great grandmother of Ashley, Dylan, Kylie, Ava, and Mara; sister of Virginia Williams and Tom Paterson. Jean graduated from Columbia Hospital School of Nursing in 1955. She dedicated her life to caring for others. A woman of strong faith matched only by her love of family and friends. She was always ready for the next adventure with a twinkle in her eye and a smile on her face. Now she is ready to take her well-earned seat in heaven next to her Knight in shining armor.  Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Service will be held in the North Hills Community Baptist Church, Thompson Run Rd., McCandless, on Wednesday at 11:00 AM Read More...


Aida A. (Pecci) DeFazio

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Aida A. (Pecci) DeFazio, age 88, born September 12, 1928 in the Larimer Ave. section of Pittsburgh, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Joseph DeFazio; loving mother of Robert J. and David J. DeFazio; dear grandmother of Dianna (Tim) Knight, Beth Ann (Tim) Hefner, Susan (Luke) DeFazio Vaughn, and Rebecca DeFazio; great-grandmother of Lexie Knight, Joshua and Abigail Hefner, and Jack David Vaughn; she is preceded in death by brothers Gene Pecci and Michael Pecci; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Thursday 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. Bonaventure Church, Glenshaw, on Friday at 10:00 AM. Read More...

Norman E. Gottschalk Jr.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Norman E Gottschalk Jr., 73, died surrounded by his family on June 18, 2017 after suffering unexpected complications from surgery. The retired chief executive officer of Butler, Pa-headquartered Marmon/Keystone and O'Hara Township resident, Gottschalk grew the company from eight locations to 61 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Gottschalk was at the helm of Marmon/Keystone in 2008, when Warren Buffett purchased 60 percent of the distributor's parent company,  Marmon Holdings Inc. for $4.5 billion. Gottschalk stepped down from the role in 2014. Gottschalk served as chairman of Metals Service Center Institute in 2007, was a past director of the National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors and was named 1999 Service Center Executive of the Year by Metal Center News. In 2012, Gottschalk was the recipient of Robert Morris University’s Heritage, the highest award for distinguished achievement that brings honor upon the school. Norman loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his daughter Laura Gottschalk Carb. He is survived by Patricia Koehler Gottschalk of O’Hara Township, Pa. his wife of 54 years, son Norman E Gottschalk III (Melissa) of Zelienople Pa, son Charles Gottschalk of Shadyside, daughter Lisa Gordon of Sewickley Heights, Pa; grandchildren, Brett Carb, Abby Verret (David),  Elizabeth Coslov (Jesse), David Gordon, Ashley Gottschalk, Norman Gottschalk IV, and Megan Gottschalk. and great grandson Ari Coslov. He is also survived by sister, Marlene Lewis (Raymond) of Sharpsburg, and brother Bernard Gottschalk (Connie) of Wilmington, Del. Friends will be received on Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 9 AM in St. Joseph Church, O’Hara Twp. Donations may be sent to the Salvation Army in Tarentum, PA. Read More...

Vince "Buns" Jones

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Vince "Buns" Jones, on Friday June 16, 2017, at the age of 88, peacefully at his home surrounded by family and friends. Vince was born to Vincent and Barbara Jones, the brother of Jack Jones (Barb), Jim Jones (Elsa) and Raymond Jones (Sherry). A lifelong resident of Etna PA, Vince was a member of the Etna Borough Council for 44 years, serving alongside his best friend, Pete Ramage. As a devout parishioner of All Saints Church, Vince volunteered as the president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, as well as an usher, alter server and a member of the Men's Club. Vince had a longtime passion for sports, coaching Little League Baseball, pioneering the Girl's Basketball Program at All Saints School alongside his dear friend, Antoinette "Toni" Miller and serving as a member of the North Catholic Trojan Athletic Association. Vince met the love of his life, his wife Rita (Starsnic) Jones when they were students together at Etna High School, they were married for 67 years. Together they were loving parents of Kathleen Moyer (Robin), Thomas Jones (Karen), Jerry Jones and Mary Ellen Benty (John). Vince was completely dedicated to hid grandchildren and all their activities: Ben Moyer (Mariana), Nick Moyer (Emily), Chris Moyer, Julie McDermott (James), Jessica Klugh (Scott), Jared Jones (Laura), Laura Benty (engaged to Mike Francis) and Roman Benty. Vince was especially grateful to know and love his great-grandchildren: Jacob Klugh, Scott Klugh, Nathan McDermott, Andrew McDermott, Dylan Klugh, and Rebecca McDermott. Family to receive friends on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in All Saints Church, Etna on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, All Saints Church, or the Etna Economic Development Corporation.   Read More...


Robert F. "Bob" Craig

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Beloved husband, father and grandfather Robert F. Craig (Bob), 90 of McCandless Township passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 17, 2017. Born in Atlanta, GA, Robert was the son of the late Cleo and Laura Heck Craig and grew up in Ridgewood, NJ.  Bob graduated from Ridgewood High School and received a B.S and M.S in electrical engineering from Dartmouth College.  He served in the V-12 Naval College Training Program and in the US Navy reserves for ten years. Robert married the love of his life, Mary McCarthy, on April 21, 1951 in Philadelphia and enjoyed over 50 years of marriage.   Robert worked in a managerial capacity for Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania for almost forty years in Philadelphia, New Castle and Pittsburgh. As a devout man of faith, Bob was deeply committed to serving both his church, Saint Alexis, and his community through being a delivery person for Meals-on-Wheels, a Republican committee man for McCandless Township, an active performer with the Spotlight Players, and an actor in Community Theatre. Selected as an All-American soccer player at Dartmouth College, Bob enjoyed athletics all his life.  For many years he belonged to a tennis club and was an active golfer.  He also enjoyed being a sports fan and nothing made him happier than rooting for the Steelers or the many teams of children or grandchildren.  In his free time, Bob enjoyed bridge, reading, learning, and was never very far from a crossword puzzle! Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary, his brother John Craig and his sister Elizabeth Kirkwood.  Surviving are son Robert P. Craig and his wife, Betsy of Grove City, PA; Stephen Craig and his wife Faith of Neshannock Twp., PA; a daughter Susan Gannon and her husband Jack of Naperville, IL; and his daughter Anne Brasile and her husband Joe of Glenshaw, PA along with seven grandchildren Gordon Craig, Kathleen Gannon, Michael Gannon, Mary Allison Brasile, Christopher Brasile, Madeleine Craig, and Sam Craig. Friends will be received Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Alexis Church, Wexford on Wednesday at 10:00 AM    Read More...


Linda M. Klinger

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Linda M. Klinger, age 69, of Glenshaw, on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Beloved wife of Robert Klinger Sr.; loving mother of Kristine (William) Kallquist, Robert (Fawn) Klinger Jr., and Shari (Maurice) Masters; sister of Donna Simpkins; also survived by six grandchildren; daughter of the late James and Doris Faust. Visitation and services will be held privately by the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw. Read More...

Barbra J. Pekich

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Barbra J. Pekich, age 47, of Natrona Heights, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Loving mother of Jessica Benner, Krista Eldridge, William Pekich, and David Petras; also survived by three grandchildren, Felicia, Marissa, and Spencer; her mother, Virginia Eldridge and her sister, Carla Hess. Preceded in death by her father, William Eldridge. Friends will be received on Monday, from 4 to 8 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where a service will be held at 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to  Read More...

Albina "Fran" (Curl) Stilz

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Albina "Fran" (Curl) Stilz, age 99, of Etna, on Wednesday, June7, 2017; beloved wife of the late George C. Stilz; loving mother of Judith (late James) Ogden, William (Cynthia), and Susan (John) Shaughnessy; dear grandmother of Lauren, Michelle, Renee, Maggie, George, and Kelly; great grandmother of three. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in All Saints Church, Etna, on Monday at 10:00 AM. Burial to follow in Mt. Royal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to All Saints Church Ladies of Charity. Read More...

John E. "Jack" Wills

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

John E. "Jack" Wills, Age 87, of Canadohta Lake, formerly of Millvale and Shaler, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Sandy Wills; He is survived by his wife, Beverly Wills, and her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; loving father of John C. (Joyce) Wills; dear grandfather of John R. and Samantha. Jack was a friend to all the people he met. He was a member of the Millvale Luncheon Club and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He coached baseball and ran the bowling league for many years. Friends will be received on Friday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where a service will be held at 8 PM on Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Boys and Girls Club. Read More...

Mary (Cocco) Buckley

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Mary (Cocco) Buckley, age 88, of Allison Park on Saturday, May 27, 2017.  Beloved wife of 59 years to the late James C. Buckley; loving mother of Stephen (Deborah) Buckley, Kathryn (Bret) Cunningham, Sherry (Michael) Ludecker, Amy Buckley and the late James M. Buckley; sister of Joseph Cocco, Teressa Quinten, and the late Ann DeFlorio and Elizabeth Hamada; daughter of the late Nicholas and Erma (Seccia) Cocco.  Mary is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Mary was an avid gardener, an award-winning floral arranger, a past President of Ingomar Garden Club, Shaler Garden Club, and Northwood Acres Garden Club, and a former member of Century Club.  Born in Export, PA, Mary was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Glenshaw and an active member of Christian Mothers while a member of St. Ursula’s Church in Allison Park.  She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend who will be dearly missed.  Family and friends will be received Sunday, June 4 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd in Glenshaw.  A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Mary of the Assumption, Glenshaw on Monday, June 5 at 10:00 AM.  Burial will follow at Christ Our Redeemer, Ross Township.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Archconfraternity of Christian Mothers, 220-37th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. Read More...