Bock Funeral Home

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

Obituaries:

James C. Skelley

Sunday, February 16, 2020

James C. Skelley, Age 77, of Shaler Twp., peacefully, on Sunday, February 16,2020. Beloved husband of Susan Hreha Skelley; loving father of Jason (Janel) Skelley; proud grandpap of Bryn Skelley; brother of Mary Flowers, Bill (Elaine), Ruth (Les) Voit, Jeannie (Nick) Francic, Wayne (Cindy), Beverly Luborski, Marge Kovac, and the late Paula Demby and Arthur; also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; Son of the late Rip and Mary Skelley. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Animal Friends.  Read More...


William H. Cowan

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

William H. “Bill” Cowan Age 85, Of Allison Park, on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Beloved husband of Barbara J. Cowan; loving father of Cynthia L. Cowan and Scott W. (Jennifer) Cowan; Proud grandfather of Christopher Potts, Luke Potts, Brianne Potts, Scott Cowan, and Henry Cowan; dear great-grandfather of Harmony Parmeter. Bill was a graduate of Michigan State University, he was a US Navy Veteran, and he worked and retired from the sales field. Friends will be received on Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Tuesday from 10:00 AM until time of service at 1:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with Military Honors.  Read More...


Edward J. Kress

Sunday, February 09, 2020

Edward J. Kress , age 92, of Shaler Twp. passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 9, 2020. He was born December 30, 1927, in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Edward and Anna (Linz) Kress. Beloved husband of the late Jean (Polichio) Kress for 47 years; loving father of Edward Kress and Lynn (Eric) Hutchison; grandfather of Nolan and Caleb; brother of the late Claire Dorsch Muenz; brother-in-law of Connie Polichio, Jane (Casimir) Pellegrini, Esther (Robert) Dick and the late Rose (Lou) Ferraro, Germaine (Joseph) Bellissimo ,Frances (Evan) Kisick and Dante Polichio. Also, survived by many nieces and nephews. Growing up on the North Side during the Great Depression, he worked at St. Boniface Church bingos at an early age and joined the U.S. Postal Service at age 16 to assist his family financially. He was an Army Veteran drafted November 8, 1950, serving in Alaska during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, he became a second father to his sister’s six children, moving in with the family, while her husband Joe suffered and eventually succumbed to cancer. He was a graduate of North Catholic High School Class of 1946 and Duquesne University where he obtained a B.A. and a Master of Education. He became a teacher with the Pittsburgh Public Schools, where he taught at Cowley and Baxter Elementary Schools. He later became a principal at McCleary and Dilworth Traditional Academies. He lovingly cared for his wife during the 16 years she suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease. He was a member of St. Bonaventure Church, where he faithfully attended mass every Sunday and a member of the Millvale VFW/American Legion Post 118. He enjoyed hunting with his cousins, fishing, gardening, traveling and spending time with his family. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He will always be remembered for his selfless nature and kindness to all. He will be deeply missed. Friends will be received at the Bock Funeral Home, LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw,  on Sunday, February 16, from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Church, Glenshaw on Monday at 10:00 AM. After the Mass, a burial will follow at the Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington DC 20090-8018. Read More...


Nancy (Benner) Johnston

Friday, February 07, 2020

Nancy (Benner) Johnston, age 79, of West Deer formerly of Shaler Twp. on Friday February 7, 2020. Wife of the late Walter C. Johnston; loving mother of Stacey Lancia and her husband Mark, Sharon Kroneberg and Jeffrey Johnston and his wife Holly; loving grandmother of Andrew, Alyssa, Alexander, Ashley, Heidi and Evan. Nancy was a beautiful soul and was loved by many. Friends will be received Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw, where a Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 12:00 Noon. Donations may be made to the Northway Christian Community Church, Wexford. Read More...


Patricia A. Biernesser

Monday, February 03, 2020

Patricia A. Biernesser, Age 92, of Shaler Twp., on Monday, February 3, 2020. Beloved wife of the late James E. Biernesser; loving mother of Patricia (Carl) Turano, Jeanne (Richard) Yokel, Mary Ann (Michael) Stamm, and James Biernesser; proud grandmother of Lisa, Maura, Ryan, David, Cory, Ashley, Kevin, Kelsey, and the late Patrick and great-grandmother of 13; dear friend of Louise Cook. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in All Saints Church, Etna, on Thursday at 10 AM. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Paul C. "Chris" Sarnowski

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Paul C. "Chris" Sarnowski, Age 47, of Allison Park, currently residing in Tampa, FL., unexpectedly passed away at home of natural causes on Sunday, February 2, 2020. Beloved brother of Michael Sarnowski, Johanna (Jon) Bunnell and Sally (Robert) Landreth; brother in law of Kimberly P. Sarnowski; preceded in death by his parents Edward and Janet Sarnowski and a brother Mark Sarnowski. Paul was a devout Christian, a talented artist, and he loved his family, baseball, and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was also a pitcher for the Edinboro University baseball team from 1990-1994. Friends will be received on Tuesday February 11, 2020 from 11:00 AM to1:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where a Blessing Service will follow at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Miracle League Foundation www.MiracleLeagueSouthHills.org OR to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation www.PittsburghPenguinsFoundation.org/donate-now/
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John "Jack" Michael Carothers Sr.

Saturday, February 01, 2020

John “Jack” Michael Carothers Sr., On Saturday February 1, 2020, peacefully went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Survived by his wife of 56 years Sandi (Vrohovsek) Carother; his sons John M. (Jackie) Carothers Jr. and Kenneth “Ken” Carothers; his grandson Gannon W. Carothers; Close family friend Christina M. Luther along with Gizzy, Cassie, and Abby. He served his country in the Marines as a Sergeant for six years. He was also a Pastor and Missionary. No Visitation. Services will be held privately by the family. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Raymond F. Scully

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Raymond F. Scully, age 98, of Shaler Twp. on Tuesday January 28, 2020. Husband of the late Ruth J. (Schubert) Scully; loving father of Pamela Scully Polono and the late Raymond Vance Scully and Lisa Rae Scully. Also survived by grandson Stanley J. (Valerie Nelson) Polono and three great-grandchildren Trevor James, Sophia Lynn and Willow May. No Visitation. The service and interment were held privately. Arr. By Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. Glenshaw.  Read More...


Kevin J. Stahl

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Kevin J. Stahl, Age 69, of Shaler Twp., on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Beloved husband of Rebecca; loving father of Brian (Cassandra), Bradley (Samantha), Dave (Abby), and Michael (Lisa); proud gramps of Brayden, Avery, Spencer, Ella, Toni, and Patrick; dear son of Elizabeth and the late Charles Stahl; brother of Thomas (Mary Pat), Paula Tejchman, and Maura Meehan. Kevin was always there to lend a hand to anyone who needed it and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Service and internment will be held privately by the family. Arrang. made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Gavin J. Cannon

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Gavin J. Cannon, age 23, of Glenshaw suddenly on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Beloved son of Deborah and Kelly Cannon; loving brother of Jessica, Meghan, and Tyler Cannon; dear grandson of Rita and the late Patrick Bigley and the late James and Mary Regina Cannon; also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Gavin will be loved, mourned, and remembered always by all who knew him. Friends will be received on Sunday from 1:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Glenshaw, on Monday at 10:00 AM. Donations may be made in Gavin’s name to Blessed Trinity Academy formerly the St. Mary’s School: 2510 Middle Road, Glenshaw PA 15116. Read More...