Bock Funeral Home

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

Obituaries:

James E. Montgomery

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

James E. Montgomery, age 89, of Fox Chapel, died Wednesday, July 3rd after a long illness. He was born on July 15, 1929 in DuBois, PA to Edgar and Mary Montgomery. He married JoAnn (Palmquist) Montgomery on November 23, 1950 in DuBois. Their son, Mark, was born in 1959.He graduated from DuBois High School in 1947. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1951 and served stateside during the Korean War until 1953, rising to the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He then attended Penn State University, graduating with honors in 1957 with a degree in Business Administration. After graduation they moved to Pittsburgh and from 1957-1961 he worked as an accountant for Coopers & Lybrand, receiving his C.P.A. certificate with honors in 1959. In 1961 he took the position of Assistant to the Treasurer at The Gage Company (formerly Pittsburgh Gage and Supply Co.), and ultimately served as president of the company from 1975 until his retirement in 1984. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Integra and Union National Banks for 17 years, and on the Board of St. Margaret Hospital for 20 years.Mr. Montgomery was a charter member of Ambassador Baptist Church in Ross Township, and served both as a deacon and treasurer for many years. In his retirement he assisted several local ministries with their financial programs, volunteered with agencies that offered free tax preparation services, and also served with the MS Society. He was an avid Penn State sports fan, and was a Penn State football season ticket holder for 50 years. He was also a musician. He and JoAnn sang regularly on the Peaceful Goodnight radio program on WCED in DuBois in the late 40's and early 50's. During his military years he sang in Gospel quartets, and after moving to Pittsburgh he sang both in church and with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. For many years he led monthly sing-a-longs at Windsor Place (now The Haven) and Arden Courts.Mr. Montgomery is survived by his wife of 68 years, JoAnn; their son Mark (Karen) Montgomery of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren: Kristen (Jonathan) Heisey of Mosnita Veche, Romania, Rhonda (Isaac) Weideman of Spooner, Wisconsin, and Michelle, Marissa, and Joel Montgomery, all of Pittsburgh; four great-grandchildren: Cory and Marci Heisey, and Emery and Konrad Weideman; a sister, Ellen Noker of Mountain Home, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, by a sister, Dorothy Lightell, and by a grandson, Andrew Montgomery. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 4:00 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 11 AM. Memorial contributions can be made to Servant's Heart Camp in Ramey, Pennsylvania.

Frances D. (Lancianese) Weinberger

Monday, July 01, 2019

Frances D. (Lancianese) Weinberger, age 82, of Shaler Twp. on Monday July 1, 2019. Beloved wife of Charles L. “Chuck” Weinberger; loving mother of Frank (Judy) Brucker, Joe Brucker, Bill (Molly) Brucker and Terry (Doug) Lamperski; sister of Mary Jane Crisanti and Linda (Terry) Thorsen; also survived by nine grandchildren. Friends will be received Friday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw. The service and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Animal Friends or Autism Society of Pittsburgh. Read More...


Ronald F. Burkarth

Monday, July 01, 2019

Ronald F. Burkarth, Age 29, of Shaler, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019. Beloved son of Ronald (Tracie Bulka) Burkarth and Debbie Burkarth; dear brother of Dillon (Fiancée Talia) Burkarth; loving grandson of Peggy and the late Fred Hager and the late George Burkarth and Helen Mikszan; loving nephew of Linda Hager Ken (Jeanne) Hager, Marylou Kalisz, and the late Gary Hager; dear godson of Angie (Ron) Beyerl; also survived by numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. Friends will be received on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where a Blessing service and Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Ryanswings.org Read More...


Arthur P. Sallach

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Arthur P. Sallach, age 91, of Shaler Twp. on Thursday June 27, 2019. Husband of the late Joan (Bender) Sallach; father of Elizabeth S. (Rick) Weaver, Christina B. (Dennis) Erdlen, Martin F. (Charissa) Sallach, Andrew H. Sallach and the late Paul J. Sallach; Also survived by ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brother of the late Doris Meilahn; special thanks to his caregiver Denise Herbe. Friends will be received Sunday 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 Service will be held in the Bethel Lutheran Church 301 Scott Ave. Glenshaw on Monday at 10:30 AM  (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH) Burial will follow in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Twp. with Military Honors.     Read More...


Pamela J. Bailey

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Pamela J. Bailey, Age 75, of McCandless, on Sunday, June 23, 2019. Beloved wife of Richard H. Bailey; loving mother of Shannon (Michael) Benna and Richard J. (Shannon) Bailey; dear grandmother of Renvie “Libby” Benna and Nicholas Benna; sister of Janice (Gary) Poteat, Gail Jeffcoat, and Johnny Jeffcoat. Pam, a practicing paralegal for over 20 years was the program director of the Paralegal Institute at Duquesne University School of Law. Pam is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, has a paralegal certificate and earned her master’s degree from St. Francis Graduate School of Industrial Relations in 1993. She was a two term President of the National Association of Legal Assistance (1994-1996), a professional association of over 18,000 members. She completed two terms on the American Bar Association School Approval Commission (1997-2003), and served on the ABA Consortium on Legal Services to be Public. She is a former member of the board of directors of the American Association for Paralegal Education and served as its publications chair (2004-2008). Friends will be received on Saturday from 10:30 AM until time of service at 12 noon at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Burial service will be held in Florence, South Carolina at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Family Links: 401 N. Highland Ave. PGH PA 15206 OR to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank: 1 North Linden St. Duquesne PA 15110. Read More...


William P. McGovern

Friday, June 21, 2019

William P. McGovern, Age 95, of Shaler Twp., on Friday, June 21, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Dolores (Lang) McGovern; loving father of Karen (William) Foster, Craig McGovern, and Alison Higby; dear grandfather of Mike Higby, Nathan Foster, Chad Foster, and the late Phillip Higby. Visitation and Service Private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Family Hospice and Palliative Care. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. Read More...


Joseph M. Kearns

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Jospeh M. Kearns, Age 72, of Allison Park, born April 18, 1947, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Beloved husband of Deborah Sloan Kearns. Joe proudly served his country in the US Army during Vietnam. He was a longtime driver for Yellow Freight and enjoyed his years trucking. Service and interment will be held privately. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Irene L. (Lenhart) Ambrose

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Irene L. (Lenhart) Ambrose, Age 101, of Etna, on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Beloved wife of the late John W. Ambrose Jr.; loving mother of Gary A. (Marcia) Ambrose and the late John W. (Surviving Sis) Ambrose III; dear grandmother of Jennifer Dallal, Phillip Ambrose, Alicia Ambrose, and the late Bradley Ambrose; dear great-grandmother of Zach, Zayne, and Sophia Irene Dallal, Carissa, Maxwell and Bradley Ambrose Jr.; preceded in death by six sisters and one brother. Friends will be received on Wednesday 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 All Saints Church, Etna, on Thursday at 10:00 AM. Burial to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Sharpsburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to All Saints Church, Etna. Read More...


James F. Oehling Jr.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

James Frederick Oehling Jr. Age 71, of Palmyra PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in Pittsburgh PA. He was born on August 28, 1947 in Pittsburgh. Son of James F. Oehling Sr. and the late LaVerne (Holmes) Oehling. He is survived by his wife, Liza A. Oehling; dear son of James F. Oehling Sr.; loving father of Edward J. Oehling, Heather L. Hilpert, Jason Oehling, and John A. Crum; Proud grandfather of 11; brother of Karen Nosseck; he is preceded by his mother LaVerne, brother Michael and his first wife Cheryl Eaton. James graduated from Shaler High School in 1965. He worked for American Water Works for over 40 years. Friends will be received on Sunday from 4:00 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 10:30 AM. Burial to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Sharpsburg. In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree in his memory or you may make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association.  Read More...


Cynthia E. (Morton) Cissick

Monday, June 17, 2019

Cynthia E. Cissick, Age 68, on Monday, June 17, 2019. Beloved wife of 49 years to Lawrence Cissick; loving mother of Christine (Shawn) Gray, Jessica (Robert) Rees, and April Cissick; Proud nunny of Adalei and Mason Rees and Gage Gray. 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 Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.  Read More...