Bock Funeral Home

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

Obituaries:

Kevin J. Harpur

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Kevin Harpur passed away early Thursday, September 16, 2021 at the age of 100 and seven months. He is preceded in death by his parents James Harpur from Wexford Town, Ireland and Marie Donovan Harpur and his siblings, Mary Jerome, Agnes McDowell, John and Thomas Harpur. Also 13 nephews and nieces; Maura (Dan) Malinowski, Bernard McDowell, Eileen McDowell (deceased), Judy (Bill) Daniels, Mabon “Sonny” (Nancy) Jerome (deceased), Jacqueline (Jack) Karol (deceased), Joanne (Dan) Hayden, John (Maryellen) Harpur, Dennis (Dawn) Harpur, David Harpur, Andrea (Dave) Sander, James (Patty) Harpur, and Bonita (Sam) Nicotra. Also 20 grand and 19 great grand nephews and nieces. Kevin was raised mostly in the Garfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh. He served 3 ½ years away from home serving in WWII through the entire European Theater from Casablanca, North Africa through Sicily, Italy, Normandy, Northern France, Belgium to the liberation of the concentration camps. Most always behind the front lines attached to a C-47 supply squadron in the Army Airforce, he was none-the-less under fire or in harm’s way often. Once, he (in the hold) and a single pilot rescued several Greek resistance fighters from imminent danger in Greece. Kevin worked most of his entire career for Wire Rope Corporation (Wireco) where he was in demand as one of the last experts in manually splicing heavy wire rope cable. He was a devout Catholic, most recently from St. Ursula’s Parish in Allison Park. Kevin will be sadly missed for his clowning, zany wit and storytelling. He was everyone’s favorite uncle; truly one of a kind and the last of his family’s greatest generation. No Visitation. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, St. Ursula Church, Allison Park on Saturday at 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Junior Diabetes Research Foundation, jdrf.com. Arr. by Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. Glenshaw. Read More...

Jean Pentermann Carter

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Jean Pentermann Carter, age 86. Of Pittsburgh, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Ellis Carter; loving mother of Beth (Dylan) Johnson and Ginger Carter; proud grandma of Ethan and Rosemary Johnson; dear sister of Bette Baniul. Jean was a graduate of Westinghouse High School, Class of 1953. She was a longtime active member of Nativity Lutheran Church and Epiphany Lutheran Church where she was a dedicated member of the choir. No Visitation. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday at 11 AM in Nativity Lutheran Church, 4517 Mt. Royal Blvd., Allison Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Parkinson’s Foundation of Western PA.  Read More...


George R. Mateer

Thursday, September 09, 2021

George R. Mateer, age 71, of Shaler Twp., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, September 09, 2021; Beloved husband of Marcy Mateer; Loving father of Michelle Bowersox and Tracey (Adam) Buchman; proud Pap of Sophie and Jared Bowersox; Dear brother of John (Andrea); also survived by loving nieces and nephews. George enjoyed working in his vegetable garden, woodworking, and his “Casino Wednesdays” with dear friends. Above all, spending time with his family brought him the most joy. Friends will be received on Sunday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Sebastian Church, on Monday at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Parkinson’s Foundation of Western Pennsylvania.  Read More...


Antonio M. "Tony" Keag

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Antonio M. “Tony” Keag, age 30, of Reserve Twp., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Beloved son of Sherri Keag; loving grandson of Frank and the late Linda Pribilovich; dear brother of Josh (Karley), Andrea, Charles (Fiancée Kirstin), Jason (Kasey), Christopher (Katie), and Greg; nephew of Jason (Holly) Pribilovich and Jimmy Pribilovich; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Some of Tony’s fondest memories were spending time with his family volunteering with the Special Olympics. Friends will be received on Thursday from 12 to 2 and 4 to 8 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Christ Our Savior Parish, St. Boniface Church, Northside, on Friday, at 10 AM.  Read More...


Joe Giuseppe Pietropaolo

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Joe Giuseppe Pietropaolo, age 52, of Glenshaw, passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Beloved husband of Tammi (Bazy) Pietropaolo; loving father of Breanna; dear son of Elizabetta and the late Nicola Pietropaolo; Brother of Nick (Cheri) Pietropaolo, Jr.; proud uncle Neena and Mia Pietropaolo and Jack and Henry Wiemann; Joe was a dedicated worker who loved his family to pieces. Friends will be received on Saturday from 2 to 8 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 10:30 AM in Elfinwild Church, Glenshaw. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Instead of flowers, the family requests donations in Joes memory to the American Cancer Society.  Read More...


Sylvan L. "Sonny" Hahn

Saturday, September 04, 2021

Sylvan “Sonny” L. Hahn, Age 86 of Reserve Township passed away peacefully on Saturday September 4, 2021. He was the beloved husband of the late Debra (Gilliam) Hahn. Father of Shawna (Fiancé Robert) Douglas; step-father of Rodney Paulat (Jenna) and Nicole McClone. Grandfather of Logan and Riley Douglas; step-grandfather of Maia McClone, Kate and Max Paulat. Survived by sister Mary Alyce Langer (William);  brother of the late Walter Hahn, Eleanor Burgunder, Marian Wilson, Ruth Marie (Dolly) Gatti, LaVerne Kurlich, Sarah Jane Burgunder, Geraldine Schmitt and Sophia Schessler.  Sonny is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews (“Yap” and “Squirrel”), just to name a couple. He was loved and admired by many. Known for his amazing “green thumb”, flower growing, planting and landscaping skills, Sonny relentlessly worked many long, laboring days until the age of 80. He was truly dedicated to his love of flowers and many would say there is no one that will could ever replicate his talent. Sonny served as a Marine and was very proud. Sonny, (also known as “Baboo ” to his grandsons) adored and cherished his time with them. Logan and Riley were the heart and soul of his life and they often brought tears of happiness to his eyes. Sonny was also an avid hunter, Notre Dame’s #1 fan, golden retriever lover and a lifetime member of the Allegheny Country Rifle Club. Friends will be received on Sunday 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 Funeral Liturgy outside of Mass will be held on Monday at 10 AM. Read More...


John C. "Jack" Redman

Friday, September 03, 2021

John C "Jack" Redman, Age 83 of Middlesex Twp. in Butler County, passed away on Sept. 3, 2021. Devoted son of Joseph C. and Lillian Zimmerman Redman; Beloved husband of 56 years to Carol Mrozinski Redman; Loving father of Timothy (Debra) Redman and Daniel (Christy) Redman: Proud grandfather of Connor, Braden, Gwen, and Wesley; Dear brother of Sandra Nowak, Ruth Ritenbaugh, and Jay Redman; Loving uncle and great-uncle; Jack loved growing up on Nobles Hill in Shaler where his grandparents lived next door. At a young age, he knew he wanted to fly airplanes and by the age of 16, he received his private pilots license flying out of Culmerville Airport where he and two partners owned a J3 Cub airplane. He went on to become a charter pilot and flight instructor at Butler Graham Airport and had a short stint as a corporate pilot for Piper Aircraft in Lock Haven, PA.  After his time in central PA, he returned to the Pittsburgh area and resumed his role as a charter pilot and flight instructor at Butler Graham and eventually took on a greater role and became manager of the airport. After 10 years of managing the airport, he got a job with the PA Dept. of Transportation as an Aviation Specialist responsible for licensing airports and heliports in the entire southwest PA area.  He held this position for the state for 21 years until he retired.  He had a passion for fly fishing and made all of his rods and fly fishing lures by hand.  He was also an avid gardener, which he learned from his grandpap Zimmerman.  He will be greatly missed by his family whom he dedicated his life to take care of. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday Sept. 7 from 2-4pm and 6-9pm at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 8th, 1:30pm at Bakerstown Methodist Church located at 5760 William Flynn Hwy. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tunnels to Towers (https://t2t.org) Read More...


Monica R. (Niklaus) Horner

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Monica R. (Niklaus) Horner, age 81, of Glenshaw, on Tuesday, August 31,2021. Beloved wife of the late Donald E. Niklaus and Walter K. Horner; loving mother of Paul D. Niklaus, Eric E. (Paula) Niklaus, and Neal (Michele) Niklaus; proud grandmother of Elizabeth, Isa, Ashleigh, Kayla, Delaney, Sawyer, and Eva; dear great-grandmother of Karl III and Ella; sister of Bernard and Tom Ambrose; daughter of the late Frank and Mary Ambrose. Friends will be received on Friday from 4 to 8 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Matthew Parish, St. Bonaventure Church, on Saturday at 10 AM.  Read More...


John J. Molnar

Monday, August 30, 2021

John J. Molnar, on Monday, August 30, 2021, of Shaler Twp. formerly of Hazelwood. husband of the late Sally (Sarver); son of the late Andrew and Mary Molnar; father of John J. (Jane) Molnar, Jr. of Frederick, MD and Cynthia L. (Ken) DiMatteo of Pittsburgh; brother of the late Catherine Benish, Mary Ross, and Andrew Molnar; brother-in-law of Ronald, Robert, Richard Sarver, Sandra Murray, and the late Randall Sarver; grandfather of Morgan and Jay Molnar and Joshua and Jason DiMatteo. Friends will be received on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 from 5 to 7 PM at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, www.bockltd.com. A Blessing Service will be celebrated in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Glenshaw, on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM Read More...

James T. Gibbons

Sunday, August 29, 2021

James T. Gibbons, Age 94, of Shaler Twp., passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Mary E. Gibbons; Loving father of Timothy J. Gibbons, Gregory A. (Valerie) Gibbons, Maureen L. (Daryl) Baker, Jeffrey S. Gibbons, and the late Diane M. Gibbons; Proud grandfather of Bryan, Karly, Angelina, Eli, Zakary, and Zoey; Dear brother of Bernadette Brown; he is preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters. Jim was a WWII US Army Vet, a retired printer for the Pittsburgh Press/Post-Gazette, and was also a School Bus driver for Shaler School District for 37 years. He was an avid runner and enjoyed participating in Pittsburgh Marathons. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2:00-8:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where a Blessing Service will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM. Donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association OR to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Read More...