Bock Funeral Home

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

Obituaries:

Edward J. Geiger, Jr.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Edward J. Geiger, Jr., 80, of Glenshaw, was called to his Lord on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Ed is survived by his beloved wife, Linda (Rodenbaugh), daughter Tracy (Scholtz), son-in-law, Kenny, and granddaughters Clare & Frankie Scholtz of Hampton. Ed is preceded in death by sons Michael and Gregory. Ed was a Eucharistic Minister and usher at St. Bonaventure Church for many years, where he also held office in the St. Bonaventure Men’s Club. He was also a member of the knights of Columbus. Ed had a wonderful personality and charmed all whom he met. He genuinely cared about people, and they could sense that.  He never met a stranger.  Ed is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He was a lifelong provider for his family, working in the Steel then the Life Insurance industries. His family will remember him as an awesome miracle warrior against the effects of the quadrilateral pontine brainstem stroke that he suffered on December 3, 2018. Ed fought through a bout of COVID which contributed to his demise. Ed and his family would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all the compassionate, amazing caregivers at Kane Regional in Ross. Visitation and Services will be held privately by the family. Donations in Ed’s name can be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw. Read More...


Patricia "Patty" Handyside

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Patricia “Patty” Handyside, age 85, of Etna, passed suddenly, on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Daniel J. Handyside; loving mother of Ginger Schultz, Danny Handyside, and Mary Lou (Patrick) Schaffer; proud gram of Jaime (Dave), Sharon (Matt) Mancine, D.J., Shawn (Jackie), and Sammy; dear great-gramma of Alyssa, Zach, and Morgan; preceded by both sisters, Mary Catherine and Lois. Patty loved to travel, but above all, she loved her family and spending time with them more than anything. 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. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Matthew Parish, All Saints Church, Etna, on Saturday at 10 AM.  Read More...


Theodore "Peewee" Luniewski

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Theodore “Peewee” Luniewski, age 78, of Shaler Twp., passed peacefully at home on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Beloved husband of 56 years to Linda (Fuhrer) Luniewski; loving father of Michelle (Gary) Costa, Theodore W., and Sherri (Amanda) Luniewski; proud grandfather of Tommy Knochel and the late Ashley Luniewski; dear great-grandfather of Jayden and Jorden Keeley; Brother of Ronald (Rita), Darlene (Rich) Losco, and the late Maryann (Rich) Williams and Richard “Dick”. 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. Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.  Read More...


Janet Grace Wilson

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Janet Grace Wilson, age 80, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 8, 2021.  She was born on August 10, 1940 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to her parents Frank and Grace Wilson. Janet was beloved mother of five children including her daughter Diana (Marc) Taiclet. and her four sons Leslie, David, Jerry, Kevin (Monica).   She is also survived by 12 grandchildren; Angel, Jon(deceased), Brianna, Tat-lynn, Jennifer, Jerry, Courtney, Tori, Brayden, Cristian, Josiah, and Micah and two great-grandchildren Bellami and Trinity. She was also the sister to Carol, Robert, Sandy, Richard (deceased), Ronald (deceased), Gary, and Debbie. She was also loved by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and friends. Janet was a member of the First Congregational Church of Etna. She was a servant at the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Etna. Janet grew up in Etna was a beloved resident of the community and enjoyed serving others.  She loved gardening and spending time with her family. Her greatest joy in life were her grandchildren. While our hearts are sad because we will miss her physical presence, we are rejoicing that Janet is now in the loving arms of Jesus. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 1 to 3 and 4 to 8 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mount Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church of Etna on Locust Street, Etna, PA. The burial will immediately follow at the Allegheny County Memorial Park located at 1600 Duncan Avenue in Allison Park. Our family wishes to thank you for your heartfelt condolences. We are encouraged and lifted up by your love and support during the one of the most difficult times in our lives. Please continue to pray for us as we pray for you who knew and loved our mother. John 14:1-3 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. Read More...


Albert R. Kowalewski

Monday, July 05, 2021

Albert R. Kowalewski, age 80, of West Deer Twp., formerly of Shaler Twp. and Lawrenceville, on Monday, July 5, 2021. Beloved husband of Patricia Barrett Kowalewski; loving father of Sharon (Allen) Beegle and Sean (Nancy) Kowalewski; proud grandfather of Alyssa, Austin, Ingrid, Melanie, and Krystal; dear great-grandfather of Islem and Inhoa; brother of Jerome (Cynthia) Kowalewski; also survived by nieces and nephew, Megan, Amy, and Curt. Al was Professor Emeritus at Point Park University. 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 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, St. Ursula Church, Allison Park, on Saturday at 10 AM. Donations may be sent to UPMC Presbyterian Care of Artificial Heart Program. Read More...

Roderick Francis Connelly

Monday, July 05, 2021

Roderick Francis Connelly, of Indiana Township, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021.  Beloved husband for 65 years of Ella Mae Connelly.  Loving father of Aaron L. (Denise) Connelly, John R. (Dawn Marie) Connelly and Brian K. (Erin) Connelly.  Proud grandfather of Heather (Dustin) Grab and Lindsey (Luke) Walton.  Brother of Audree (Richard) Swartzlander and Regis (Kim) Connelly.  Predeceased by brothers Joseph (surviving Janet) Hohman and Robert (Jan) Connelly.  A lifelong outdoorsman, Rod spent countless days afield with his family and friends.  As a professional taxidermist, Rod cofounded the Pennsylvania Taxidermy Association, where he served as vice-president and president as well as many terms on the board of directors.  During PA Governor Ed Rendell’s administration, Rod proudly served as a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation.  Friends will be received at Bock Funeral Home, 1500 Mount Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, PA 15116 on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM. A Funeral service will be held at Crosspointe Church, 2581 Freeport Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15238 on Saturday, at 10:00 AM. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Immediately following the service, everyone is invited for lunch and fellowship. In lieu of flowers, and for their generous and loving care and support of Rod and Ella Mae, the family suggests donations be made to Crosspointe Church (www.crosspointepgh.org) or Heartland Hospice Care (www.promedica.org) Read More...


Patricia Bassett Kitsko Freidhof

Friday, July 02, 2021

Patricia Bassett Kitsko Freidhof, age 69, of Lawrenceville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday July 2, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Michael E. Freidhof; loving mother of Leanne (Matthew) Kitsko, David (Monika) Kitsko, and Julie Kitsko; proud grandma of Maddison; dear aunt of Samantha (Tremar) Bassett; sister of Barry Bassett. Pat loved crocheting, baking, and playing games with her family. Friends will be received on Monday from 12:00 to 3:00 and 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where a Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM.  Read More...


Patricia A. Visomirski

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Patricia A. Visomirski, age 81, of Shaler Twp., on Sunday, June 27, 2021. Beloved wife of Joseph A. Visomirski; loving mother of Jeffrey (Rosemary) Visomirski, Sandra (Larry) Alway, Thomas (Sara) Visomirski, Linda (Michael) Robic, and Steve (Stacey) Visomirski; proud grandmother of Alexandra and DJ Alway, Amanda, Kayleigh, and Michael Robic, and Matthew and Mia Visomirski; sister of Ronald (Gabriele) Burdelski and the late Irma (Surv. Ron) Condie. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mount Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Matthew Parish, St. Bonaventure Church, on Wednesday at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.  Read More...


Ralph Thomas DeStefano

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Ralph Thomas DeStefano, Age 88, of Gibsonia, on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at home. Born May 26, 1933 in Sharpsburg, he was the son of the late Gesward “Jess” and Mary (Hodroski) DeStefano. Husband of the late Jocqueline M. DeStefano, loving partner to Jean Wagner of Gibsonia. Devoted father of Ralph M. DeStefano and JulieHera DeStefano, both of Gibsonia. Ralph was raised in Sharpsburg. In 1945 his family moved to Shaler Township where he grew up over Jess’ Tavern, a bar and restaurant established by his parents. He graduated from Shaler Area High School. When not busy helping with the family business, he was an avid athlete, earning a full academic scholarship to Cornell University where he played first-string right tackle football. He received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell in 1955 and graduated from Pitt Law School in 1959. He was admitted to the PA Supreme and Superior Courts, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He practiced law for 32 years with an emphasis on health care, and labor and employment.  He served two years in the U.S. Army, receiving an honorable discharge. He was elected to the Passavant Hospital Corporate Board in 1975, which marked the start of a 46-year-long passion for the Passavant family. In 1990, he was asked to temporarily fill the presidency vacancy for a 3-month period. Those few months lasted over 9 years during which time he served as President and CEO of Passavant Hospital. He developed the multi-million dollar 292-bed community hospital and transformed Passavant’s 134-acre campus into a shining beacon for which Passavant’s legacy of caring and compassion is known. Under his leadership, Passavant merged with UPMC in 1997 to form UPMC Passavant. He retired in 1999. In 2009, he accepted the position of president and CEO of Passavant Hospital Foundation where he established the Legacy of Caring programs, which included the successful Foundation Departmental Grant program, and the Passavant Hospital Foundation Conference Center and Legacy Theatre at Cumberland Woods Independent Senior Living. He served on many organizations’ Boards including the Allegheny Regional Assets District (ARAD), Passavant Hospital, Passavant Hospital Foundation, UPMC, Sherwood Oaks, LaRoche University, Brother’s Brother, and more. Throughout the years, his leadership and dedicated work were justly recognized with numerous awards, including the Healthcare Heroes Award. Ralph lived his life in service to others. As noted by one of his caregivers, Ralph had a gift for “seeing” people, connecting with them in ways that acknowledged their best qualities. He was a steadfast friend with countless relationships that meant the world to him. He was treasured by many, most of all by his family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Passavant Hospital Foundation, Journey to Normal Inc., or another charity of your choice. No visitation. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 9:30 AM in St. Martha & Mary Parish, St. Catherine of Sweden Church, Wildwood, with Fr. Steve Neff, celebrant. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Richard L. "Rich" Sanderson

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Richard L. “Rich” Sanderson, Passed away Thursday, June 24th at the age of 91.  He was predeceased by Pat, his beloved wife of 62 years. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his three daughters, Cheryl (the late Steve) Pool, Diane (Stephen Martin) and Nancy (Tim) Miller.  He is also survived by his son Richard.  He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Jessica Sanderson, Tim (Shawna) Miller, Sean (Erin) Miller, Rich Miller and Stephanie (Leo Davis) Pool and great grandchildren, Shane Ford, Luke and Claire Miller and Lakeson Davis.  He will be deeply missed by his cousin and best bud, Mary Porter. Rich was a lifelong Pittsburgher and former Marine.  After his service, he attended the University of Pittsburgh.  His career began as a teacher at Shaler High School, moving on to US Steel and then to his own PR business.  Rich was a storyteller and writer who wrote newspaper columns and books.  He was a long time member of Elfinwild United Presbyterian Church and the Marine Corps League.  Always positive and with a great sense of humor, Rich touched the lives of everyone he met.  He will be sorely missed. Visitation will be held at Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, on Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A Funeral service will be held at Elfinwild Presbyterian Church, Glenshaw, on Tuesday 11 AM.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to The Alzheimer's Association, (al.org) or Gateway Hospice, 9380 McKnight Road Ste 201, Pgh, PA 15237.  Please add or view tributes at www.bockltd.com.  Read More...