Bock Funeral Home

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

Obituaries:

Ursula M. (Schrott) Rush

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Ursula M. (Schrott) Rush, Age 91, of Marshall Twp., formerly of Hampton Twp., on Sunday, passed away on November 22, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Paul J. Rush; loving mother of Kenneth L. (Karen and the late Sally) Rush, Diane J. (David) Miller, and the late Paul D. (Surviving Lynda) Rush; proud grandmother of David, Amanda, Rachel, Jenna, and Ken; dear great-grandmother of Jackson, Aiden, Ryland, Grayson, and Adelyn; sister of Dorothy “Dot” (late Russ) Cvetic and Virginia “Jean” (late Tom) Curran; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Ursula was a very talented artist and loved to paint. She loved flowers, gardening, and animals. Nothing made her happier than spending time with her family. Friends will be received on Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where a Blessing Service will be held on Monday at 10:30 AM. Donations may be sent to Animal Friends.  Read More...


Dolly Bandula

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Dolly Bandula, 83, of O'Hara Township abruptly died from COVID-19 on Nov. 18th, 2020 after only a two-week battle with the virus. She is preceded in death by her husband, John. She is survived by her two daughters, Cindy Yates (Ted) and Tara Bertini (Chris); her three granddaughters, Makiala Yates, Maura Yates and Taylor Bertini; her brother, Ken Rozycki; and many loving cousins. Dolly completed her bachelor's degree at the University of Pittsburgh along with a master's degree in Psychology. She went on to work as a psychology advisor at Pitt where she had the opportunity to go on Semester at Sea with her students. This trip was one of the joys of her life and fostered a life-long love of travel. She was able to visit 88 countries throughout her life and collected priceless memories and stories that she passed along to her family. Dolly lived her life with no regrets and was unapologetically herself. She had a love for cheetah print and sparkles, a gene that she was happy to see was passed down to her granddaughters. When her first granddaughter was born, Dolly decided that she wanted to be called "Lola," which meant grandmother in Filipino. She chose this name despite having no ties to the nationality... because why not? A wonderful conversationalist and whip smart, her favorite topics ranged from politics to her numerous travels. She loved sweets and always reminded us that life was short. Eat dessert first. She was vibrant, one-of-a-kind, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. As Dolly said in her final moments, "This certainly has been an adventure." Due to COVID-19, a private service will be held with immediate family only and a life celebration will be held at a later date. Her family would like to remind everyone to do their part in slowing the spread of this horrible virus and to please wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka Read More...


Bonnie Lee Charlton Poland

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Bonnie Lee Charlton Poland, on Saturday November 14, 2020, known as “Charlie” to her 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. She is survived by her husband Don; daughter Donna Lee (Tom) Jones, Spring, Texas; son Don, Jr. (Diane), Bradenton, Florida; daughter Debra Lynn (Mike) Byrnes, Helotes,Texas; and all of her grandchildren. Bonnie was reared in Shaler Township, a Pittsburgh suburb and was a 1950 graduate of Shaler High School. She attended Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham University) and the University of Pittsburgh. She met husband Don in the University of Pittsburgh’s Pitt Players theater group. They were married on campus in Heinz Chapel on August 1,1953. Her loving family and many friends will miss Bonnie, her wit, her humor and her beautiful smile. She was a devoted wife and she loved being a mom, supporting her children in everything they did.Those who knew Bonnie will remember her because of her personality. She made friends with everyone. She was also fun-loving, talented and creative. As a child she collected small treasures and her favorite plaything was her dollhouse. When she had to make a project in high school or college, it was always an “inch-to-a-foot” diorama. It became a life-long hobby. In 1978 she ran a small advertisement in Pittsburgh’s North Hills News Record, asking those with an interest in miniatures to contact her. Days later she hosted a meeting of 11 miniature enthusiasts and became the founder of the Pittsburgh Miniature Society. Although Bonnie created, displayed and sold various kinds of miniatures, she specialized in creating and arranging miniature flowers. She sold her miniature floral arrangements at shows in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Houston, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, MInneapolis, Buffalo, Reading, Pa., Rockville, Md., Washington, D. C., and at Arlington, Va., at the NAME (National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts) national convention. In fact, many miniature show-goers referred to her as the “Flower Lady.” She especially enjoyed teaching the art of making and arranging miniature flowers to students who took her classes. Also, she was known to have explained some of her techniques to customers at shows. As a result, she made many friends who corresponded with her regularly. She also produced beautiful, miniature rugs and carpets, some of them containing as many as 15,000 stitches in only a five-inch by six-inch space. After moving to San Antonio, Texas in 2008, she took up knitting and produced for charity a number of ponchos, scarves and beautiful baby blankets and baby hats. Of her life-long miniatures hobby, she said, “It helped me to keep my sanity, and only a fellow miniaturist will really understand that.” In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to either: Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871, or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. Bonnie will be interred at Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park, PA. A “Celebration of Bonnie’s Life” for family and friends will be held at Porter Loring Mortuaries/North in San Antonio on February 6, 2021. Read More...


Kevin Thomas Walters

Friday, November 06, 2020

Kevin Thomas Walters, born December 20, 1949, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020. Loving son of the late Joseph W. and Hattie (Hamovich) Walters; Beloved husband and best friend of Janet Walters; proud father of Kevin and Karen (Richard); dear brother of Marilyn (Charlie) Elardo, Joseph (Be) Walters, and the late Greg Walters; brother-in-law of Sandra Santillo and Judy Topa; also survived by nieces and nephews. Kevin was a proud US Army Vietnam Veteran. He also coached the girls Volleyball team for Bishop Canevin. Kevin enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and dog, Clark, and will be greatly missed. Services and Internement will be held privately by the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society www.LLS.org Read More...

Mary Ann (Suchy) Kruth

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Mary Ann (Suchy) Kruth, Age 71, of Shaler Twp., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Beloved wife of Regis Kruth; loving sister of Cynthia Kowalaski and James (Charlene) Suchy; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, In-laws, and extended family. No visitation. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 10:30 AM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Yvonne C. "Nonie" Filipiak

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Yvonne C. “Nonie” Filipiak, Age 90, of Allison Park, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Beloved wife of 67 years to John Filipiak; loving mother of Susan (Anthony) Plassio, Sandra (Dallas) Jensen, Sally (Charles) Kremer, John, James (Juliana), and Joseph (Donna) Filipiak; proud grandma of Dante (Emily), Amy (Gregory), Jonathon, Stephanie, Sharon (William), Charles (Alison), Kevin, and Steven (Kristen) and 14 great-grandchildren; dear sister of Charles (Dolores) Lienemann and the late Lois Boyle; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family. Friends will be received on Monday 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, 2510 Middle Rd.,Glenshaw, PA 15116 on Tuesday at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to a charity of your choice. Read More...


Maralyn R. Rieger

Monday, November 02, 2020

Maralyn R. Rieger, of Glenshaw, on Monday, November 2, 2020. Beloved sister of Helen Rieger and Carol Hagmaier and preceded in death by nine siblings. Maralyn was very active at her church where she taught Sunday School as well as being a Youth group leader and a member of the Women’s group at Grace Methodist Church. Friends will be received on Sunday 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 Monday at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a homeless shelter of your choice.  Read More...


Jeff, aka "Flatbush and ZZ" Borden

Sunday, November 01, 2020

Jeff, aka “Flatbush or ZZ” Borden, age 63, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Butler PA, on Sunday, November 1, 2020. Longtime companion of Debbie; brother of Sally, Kay, and the late Toni; also survived by nieces and nephews. Jeff was a US Navy Veteran and retired after 35+ years of service at various VA hospitals. No visitation. Services and Internment will be held at a later date. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Claudene A. (Pryor) Thomas

Sunday, November 01, 2020

Claudene A. (Pryor) Thomas, Age 73, of Glenshaw, passed away peacefully with her beloved husband, Frederick E. Thomas, by her side, on Sunday November 1, 2020. Loving mother of Jill (Mark) Ingold and Kevin (Sharon) Thomas; proud grandmother of Kara and Mark Ingold Jr., and Matthew, Ashley, and Jessica Thomas. Claudene loved spending her time with her family and she enjoyed driving her husband crazy overspending on her grandchildren, especially going to Disney World. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 4 to 8 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Bonaventure Church, Glenshaw, on Thursday at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.   Read More...


Cecil J. Tranquill

Sunday, November 01, 2020

Cecil Joseph Tranquill, School Superintendent and Human Resources Director. Dr. Cecil J. Tranquill, previously from Indiana Twp, combined the two careers of education (Pre-school to Grad School) and human resources.  For 27+ years he was a teacher, counselor, principal and Superintendent and for 17 years a human resources Director. He passed away at the age of 88 in Fredericksburg, Va. on October 29, 2020.  Originally from Avella, Pa. and always proudly stated he was a coal miner’s son.  He graduated from IUP in Business Education, and received his M. Ed. and D. Ed. (After 10 years of night school) from University of Pgh. where he also did post Doctoral work. After 2 years in the Army, most of which as an Army Officer in Korea, he was a teacher, counselor, sponsor of many activities in Oakmont; principal at Fox Chapel, Superintendent of Riverview and Superintendent of Shaler.  For 17 years he was the HR. Director at Burt Hill Architects. He also served briefly as the Dean of Students at Robert Morris and after Burt Hill was a judge for the Teacher Excellence Program.  He also taught for School Finance night school for the University of Dayton. According to his wife, Shirley also a teacher and co-sponsor of the popular Community Center for 8 years in Oakmont his passion was young people, teaching and learning. In addition to teaching he also held many offices in education and business’.  He served, as President of the Tri-state School Study Council at Pitt, was an annual chairman of the Middle States Association of Secondary School as well as belonging to many educational organizations such as the American Association of School Administrators. In the community, he was an active member of FCPC for 58 years as an Elder, Deacon and Chairman of many committees particularly Pre School, Building and Grounds and Ushers.  He proudly served the Indiana Twp Planning Commission for 34 years most of which was as chairman.  In business, he was the co-founder of Leadership Butler, a member of the Society of HR, a member of the PA Speakers Association, a professional affiliate of AIA (American Institute of Architects) for over 21 years an active member of the American Wine Society. He is survived by his son, Ron of Fredericksburg, VA  (Vanessa) and two grandchildren; Leandra of VA Beach, VA and Karrah of Fredericksburg, VA.  He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley (2017) after 62 years of marriage and his daughter Kathy (2018) A private Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church. Donations may be made to the FCPC Pre-school program. Arr. By Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. Glenshaw  Read More...