Bock Funeral Home

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

Obituaries:

Norbert H. Savage III

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Norbert H. Savage, III, 34, died unexpectedly at his home on April 6, 2021. He was born on February 25, 1987 in Fullerton, California. Norb graduated from Upper Arlington High School in Upper Arlington, Ohio. While at Upper Arlington High School he was a Varsity rower on the crew team. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio in 2012 and began his career at Abercrombie & Fitch in Columbus, Ohio working with both the eCommerce mobile app and Omnichannel team. In 2016, Norb moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to join the eCommerce team at Dick’s Sporting Goods headquarters as a Product Manager, and later as a Senior Product Manager. Norb had recently been promoted to Distinguished Product Manager working in the eCommerce portfolio.  Norb had many good friends from Dick’s Sporting Goods and often talked about how lucky he was to find himself in a work situation that encouraged and promoted a work/life balance. Outside of his career, Norb enjoyed reading, music, hiking and photography. He had a deep intellectual curiosity for learning about new things and sharing his interests with others. During the pandemic, Norb also enjoyed online gaming with a group of current and former work friends as a way to stay connected. He had recently reengaged with the sport of golf and was taking chess lessons. Family was important to Norb, he traveled home frequently to see his parents and his beloved family dog, Taffy. He was especially excited about becoming a first-time Uncle in September. His family and friends will miss his beautiful smile, his sense of humor and curious mind, and his gift of finding joy in the small moments. Norb is survived by his parents Norbert H. Savage, Jr. and Dr. Shari L. Savage of Columbus, Ohio; sister Caroline A. Savage (Shediac) and brother-in-law Andrew T. Shediac of San Francisco, California; Grandparents Lee R. and Evanna L. Andersen of Peoria, Illinois; Grandmother Gail O. Savage of Exeter, New Hampshire; Uncles James S. (Fiona) Savage of Sydney, Australia and William O. (Krista) Savage of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire; Aunt Julie (James) Verhaar of Troy, Illinois; and cousins Kaili and Annika Savage of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire; Emily and Hayden Savage of Sydney, Australia; and John and Daniel Verhaar of Troy, Illinois. Norb was preceded in death by his grandfather Norbert H. Savage, Sr. A small family celebration of life will take place later this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Norb’s name to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation Sports Matter at https://www.sportsmatter.org/donate/ or WTCares, a non-profit Welsh Terrier rescue and rehoming charity https://welshterrierrescue.com/   Read More...


Linda (Richardson) Wall

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Linda (Richardson) Wall, age 68, of Shaler Twp., formerly of Albion, PA., passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Larry Wall and Marvin Richardson; loving mother of Tonya (Dan) Reilly and Kenneth (Claire Nichols) Richardson; stepmother of Scott (Renee) Richardson; proud grandma of Kirsten, Brandon, Kevin, Doug, Shelby, and Ashley; Cherished sister of Robert (Debbie) Ott. Friends will be received on Saturday from 12:00 to 4:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Services and Internment will be held privately by the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Lung Association.  Read More...


Geraldine A. Sekowski

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Geraldine A. Sekowski, Age 69, of Allison Park, on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Loving daughter of the late Louis and Elizabeth Sekowski; Cherished sister of Leonard (Sherry) Sekowski, Joe (Darlene) Sekowski, Donna (Kevin) Brolley and the late Louis and Ginny Sekowski and Mary Louise Fedak; Dear Aunt of Dan (Amy) Sekowski and their children Austin, Trenton, and Lainey, Dr. Becky (Duane) Marks and their children Olivia and Luke, Melanie and Megan Sekowski and her son Jake, Kristen (Jason) Chick and their children Isabella, Isaac, Elaina, Adalyn, and Elijah, Laura Sekowski, Jen (Tom) Essary, Louie (Barb) Gelormino and their children Alice and Louie, and Tony (Autumn) Gelormino and their children Vinny and Gianna. She will be dearly missed by her friends Gloria, Shirley, Lynn, Ralph, Eileen, Randy, Kim, Julie, and Sarah. Geraldine was an avid animal lover who raised English Shepherds, Horses, and Ponies. She touched many lives of children by providing pony rides for birthdays and other events. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 1:00 to 3:00 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. Ursula Church, Allison Park, on Wednesday at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations of food or other animal care products to Animal Friends.  Read More...


Muriel C. (Taylor) Mackey

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Muriel C. (Taylor) Mackey, Age 85, of Shaler Twp., passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Adored and devoted wife of the late Thomas S. Mackey. Loving mother Kathleen (David) Johnson, Jennifer (Larry) Mintman, and Thomas J. (Amy) Mackey; Proud grandmother of Nicole Johnson, David M. Johnson, Matt (Helen) Mintman, Mark (Ann) Mintman, Emily (Greg) Speake, Megan Mintman, Thomas C. Mackey, and Heather Mackey; dear great-grandmother of 5. Muriel was a passionate gardener who wished to be remembered for loving her husband and children. Funeral Services and Internment will be held privately by the family. Donations may be sent to Elfinwild Presbyterian Church, Glenshaw. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Ann (Smrdel) Haynos

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Ann (Smrdel) Haynos, age 92, of Shaler Twp. on Thursday April 1, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Haynos; loving mother of Valerie A. (Wayne) Thiel and Amy L. (Leo) Elter; beloved grandmother of Jason (Christy), Matthew (Mindy) and Timothy (Megan) Thiel; proud great-grandmother Ashley, Kelsie, Nolan, Macy, Aiden, Jacob Thiel, and Bailee Hagen; sister of Amelia Sladic, Louis, and the late Frank J. and Stanley Smrdel; also many dear nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Service will be held privately by the family. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery O'Hara Twp. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Heart Association OR Plant a tree in her name.  Read More...


Rose A. Wachter

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

ROSE A. (HABERMAN) WACHTER, Age 65, of Wexford, PA, went home to God on Monday, March 29, 2021 after a short but courageous battle stemming from complications due to cardiac amyloidosis. Rose was the loving wife of the late Dr. John Wachter. She was also preceded in death by her parents Edward Haberman and Rosemary (Funk) Haberman. Rose will be greatly missed by her children Kimberly (Peter) McShea and Emily (David) Lachendro; her grandsons Eddie, Dave, Thomas and Everett; her grandpuppies Lanie, Rose and Jax; her siblings Janet (Michael) Stypula, Patricia (Jack) Edwards, Timothy (Maureen) Haberman, Charlotte (Mark) Zilavy and Paul (Susan) Haberman; her siblings-in-law Donna (Michael) Lempke and William (Gina) Wachter; and also numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and friends. Rose was born on New Year’s Eve in 1955 and grew up in Etna, PA. She graduated from Shaler High School in 1973. Rose worked many years for Woolworth’s, and then assisted her husband in his chiropractic office. When her daughter Emily was born, she became a full-time mom. After her husband died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2005, Rose went back to work to support her family and was proud to be a photo specialist at Walgreens. Rose was also a dedicated volunteer for the Pittsburgh Youth Concert Orchestra, greeting guests at every concert for the past 15 years. Rose had a deep faith and love of Christ. She was a devout Catholic, a parishioner of St. Aidan Parish, and a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.Rose loved taking photos of all life’s moments and never went anywhere without her camera. She enjoyed playing pinochle and 31, and she had a great love of movies. Rose also had a deep appreciation for music. She enjoyed seeing her favorite artists in concert, and she especially found joy in singing during impromptu family sing-alongs. Rose was well-known for her kindness, empathy and compassion, and never had a bad word to say about anyone. She always made a point to send cards for birthdays and other occasions. She loved people and enjoyed long conversations in person or on the phone. She could talk to anyone like she had known them for years. Most of all, Rose loved her family. Her daughters were her pride and joy, and she maintained a life-long bond with all of her relatives. Friends will be received on Monday from 12-4 and 6-9 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, April 6th at 10 a.m. in Saint Aiden Parish, St. Alexis Church, Wexford. Memorial donations may be made to the Richard S. Caliguiri Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation for amyloidosis research. Read More...

William J. Parise

Friday, March 26, 2021

William J. Parise, age 91, of Shaler Twp. on Friday March 26, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Virginia; loving father Cynthia, Jeanine, Mary and the late Sandra; proud grandfather of Crystal, Brandon, Cassie, David, Bobby and the late Ashley; also survived by seven great-grandchildren. Bill was a US Navy Veteran and was retired from the Shaler Area School District. The service and interment will be held privately by the family. Burial will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery, O'Hara Twp. Donation may be sent to a charity of your choice. Arr. by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. Glenshaw.  Read More...


Melissa L. Ravas

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Melissa L. Ravas, age 46, of Shaler Twp., unexpectedly, on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Beloved wife of Patrick Ravas; loving mother of Nathan and Adam “A.J.” Ravas; cherished daughter of Edward and Nancy Bender; dear sister of Douglas (Stacie) Bender and nephew Dexter; daughter-in-law of Margaret and the late Joseph Ravas; sister-in-law of Michael Ravas, Douglas Ravas, Holly (Jeffrey) Smith, and Ryan Ravas; beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews. Melissa was a Secondary Math Teacher for the Shaler Area School District. She was a proud graduate of Duquesne University. Throughout her career, she was an advocate for Public Education, a former Union President, and an active member of PSEA. Friends will be received on Thursday and Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Liturgy outside of Mass will be held on Saturday at 10:30 AM in St. Matthew Parish, All Saints Church, Etna. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma.  Read More...


Lisa M. Voegtly

Friday, March 19, 2021

Lisa M. Voegtly, 56, of Aspinwall, passed peacefully on Friday, March 19, 2021, at her home. Born in Pittsburgh on May 23, 1964, she was the eldest daughter of John B. Voegtly, currently of Mt. Lebanon, and the late Sandra L. (Nichter) Voegtly of Shaler Township.  A 1982 graduate of Shaler Area High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  She was an avid reader and horse racing enthusiast.  She attended the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, and received invitations to attend private audiences with Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah and two-time Horse of the Year, California Chrome. She loved movies, swimming at Presque Isle State Park and listening to her father play the saxophone with various bands throughout the Pittsburgh area.  She made it a priority to attend her niece’s theater performances and cheer on her nephews at their sporting events.  A Tom Brady fan, she traveled to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts to see him play.Lisa will always be remembered for her generous heart and many deliveries of desserts, treats and gifts to the homes of family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband, Scott M. Landy; step-mother Eileen Arena Voegtly of Mt. Lebanon; loving sister Lori (David) Mizgorski of Shaler; niece Roslyn Mizgorski and nephews Grant and Darin Mizgorski. She was preceded in death by her step-mother Suzan Moore Voegtly of West Deer. She will be missed by her many friends at the Shaler North Hills Library and the Allison Park McDonald’s. No visitation.  Service and internment at St. Stanislaus Cemetery will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Shaler North Hills Library, 1822 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, PA 15116. Read More...


Richard J. "Rich: Schlieper

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Richard J. “Rich” Schlieper, age 58, of McCandless on Sunday March 14, 2021. Beloved husband of Amy; loving father of Adam (Fiancée Jessica), Matthew (Jenna), and Ryan (Fiancée Natascha); proud grandfather of Kaitlyn and Paden; dear brother of Bill, Paul, and the late Steven and Susan; son of the late William and Marie (Yardis). Rich was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and coach. No visitation. Services and Internment were held privately by the family on Thursday. Donations may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw. Read More...