Bock Funeral Home

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

Obituaries:

Edward Harold "Hez" Pavlick

Sunday, July 05, 2020

Edward Harold “Hez” Pavlick, age 84 on Sunday July 5, 2020. He was born in Millvale PA to the late John and Katherine Pavlick. Beloved husband of the late Martha (Becker) Pavlick; loving father of Craig (Jeannette) and Mark (Linda); proud grand pap of Shane (Amy), Corey (Vanessa), Juliette (fiance Tony), Natalie, Philip and Lukas; great-grand pap of Selma Fern, Amelia, Oliver and Griffin Edward; dear brother of Doris Moyer and the late Jim, Jack, William, Verna Mae, Kathleen and Jean. He is survived by his good friend Janet Gorman. Edward proudly served his country in the US Army. He was a sheet metal worker with local 12, Pittsburgh, a member of All Saints Church in Etna and was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. Friends will be received Saturday from 9:30 AM until the time of service at 11:30 AM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw.   Read More...


Richard A. Santelli

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Rich (aka Fliprock, Ricardo, Richie, Chee) Santelli died peacefully at the age of 49 on Saturday, June 27th, 2020.  He had been battling Sepsis and pneumonia for 30 days in the Cardiovascular ICU at Passavant Hospital.  A lover of the arts, Rich attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Design from LaRoche College.  Rich grew interested in construction when he worked for Georgia-Pacific in Philadelphia.  He became skilled as a laborer in the areas of flooring, custom windows, carpeting, drywall, and demolition.  Rich was known best for his quick wit, carefree attitude, and musical ability.  He is the loving son of Kathleen A. Santelli and Robert J. Santelli (deceased); brother of Wendy Santelli Hunt (Daniel Hunt); proud uncle of Jamison (7) and Dempsey (5) Hunt and nephew of Anthony and Pauline Santelli.  The family will receive friends at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw on Sunday, July 5th, from 12:00 - 6:00 P.M, where a blessing service will be held at 6:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the family.   Read More...


William "Bill" Newcamp Jr.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

William “Bill” Newcamp Jr., age 73, of Shaler Twp. on Wednesday June 24, 2020. Beloved husband for 42 years to Candy (Bullion) Newcamp; loving father of Christy Claypoole and the late Stephanie Krulia; dear grandfather of Matt Fulmer; brother of Suzanne Newcamp, Diane Newcamp and Janet Shullo (Goeff), uncle of Heather (Jeff), Eric, Tracey, Autumn, Brittany (Joe), Seth (Megan) and Chelsea (Jesse); also survived by great nieces, nephews and many cousins. No Visitation. Family and friends are welcome to a Funeral Mass at All Saints Church, Etna on Friday at 10:00 AM. Arr. By Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw. Read More...


Dolores W. Cessar

Monday, June 22, 2020

Dolores W. Cessar was born in 1928 in Etna, PA.   She was the daughter of Dr. Alvin and Pearl Whitehill.  She was the beloved wife to Rick Cessar for 70 years.  She was the loving mother to Deacon Rick (Sandy), Chris Murray (Tom), Candace Skiles (Greg), Robert (Linda) and Scott (Joyce).  She was grandmother to Lauryn (husband Stephen), Katie, Bobby and Claire (fiancé Bob), step grandmother to Kristine and Sandra, and great grandmother to Mila and Kristof.  During the last five years of her life, she was greatly loved and taken care of by Riquetta (Ricki) Brown and the wonderful staff at Sunrise Assisted Living in McCandless. Dolores was a professional dancer in her youth and a majorette in high school.  She instilled a strong work ethic in her children, always teaching them to love and support one another.  She was generous and caring, as demonstrated by her community involvement.  She served as president of the Etna PTA, member of the All Saints Parish Council where she started several fundraisers including an international food fair, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Northern Area Multi-Service Center located in Sharpsburg.  She worked side-by-side with her husband in his role as state representative for 24 years helping constituents who called or stopped by the house and also campaigned and worked the polls as a Republican committeeperson in Etna.  In the winter months, the two of them would attend at least seven or eight volunteer fire company banquets throughout Etna, Shaler, Sharpsburg, O’Hara and Hampton.  At those banquets and at weddings, Dolores and Rick were always the best dancers on the floor, be it a waltz or a polka.  As her children grew older, Dolores went back to work as a bank teller at Laurel Savings & Loan branches in Morningside and in Shaler.  She was beloved by her customers for her friendship and guidance with their banking.  Dolores was also very tough.  She was robbed twice in her career as a bank teller at the point of a gun, once to her head and once to her chest.  Each time she went back to work the next day.  Dolores loved to read and all of her children followed her lead.  She particularly loved murder mysteries and true crime books.  Dolores loved vacations at the beach, particularly Kiawah Island, SC where she and Rick would spend the winter.  As her husband was away from home a good bit as a state representative, the two of them made a point to go out for dinner on Saturday nights at the Etna Elks or a variety of local restaurants.  Dolores always enjoyed a glass of Old Grand Dad bourbon on the rocks to start.  In later years, the two of them had their ritual of sharing a drink and cheese and crackers every afternoon. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, viewing and internment are private. All family and friends are invited to celebrate Dolores’ life at a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Teresa of Avila Church on Thursday at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Foundation for the Autoimmunity Institute, 44th Floor, 600 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or North Hills Community Outreach, 1975 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, PA 15101. Arr. By Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. Glenshaw.                     Read More...


James Donald Anderson

Thursday, June 18, 2020

James Donald Anderson, 84, of Shaler, formerly of Glenshaw, died June 18, 2020, while under the care of Paramount Care Facility, Seven Fields, PA. He was born December 14, 1935, in Pittsburgh to the late Marvin and Rhoda (Maharg) Anderson and was employed by General Electric for more than 25 years. Beloved husband for 49 years to Billie Jeanette (Walker Francisco) Anderson, whom he married February 20, 1960. Loving father of Drew Anderson, of Cranberry; Deborah (James) McNitt, of Laurel, MD; and Robert (Alan) Anderson of Pahoa, HI. Devoted grandfather of James Robert McNitt and Megan Naomi McNitt. Survived by his brother Larry Anderson, of Charlotte, NC and sister-in-law Doris Anderson, of Bakerstown, PA. Predeceased by his brothers William K. Anderson, of Syracuse, NY; and Chad L. (Doris) Anderson, of Bakerstown, PA.  James was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church of Shaler; where he sang in the choir; played the organ; served as treasurer, layman and trustee. He served as Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 194 for many years and served his country in the Air Force. Friends  will be received Tuesday, June 30th from 6pm to 8pm at Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mt Royal Blvd, Glenshaw (www.bockltd.com.) The Anderson family suggests memorial contributions to the National Alzheimer’s Association, alzfdn.org or Epworth United Methodist Church of Shaler, 1300 Burchfield Road, Allison Park, PA 15101 . Epworth Church has a conference option, You can call 412-430-0330 and enter code #325580. The family request no more than 24 people at the church for the funeral.
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Robert J. Meier

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Robert “Bob” J. Meier, 87, of Ross Twp. and recently Springville, New York, passed away on June 17, 2020. He was born on December 17, 1932 in Shaler Twp., PA. Bob graduated from Shaler High in 1951. He served in the Army from 1953 to 1954 during the Korean War. He attended night school at Robert Morris School of Business and earned his degree. This led to a long career in banking. In his golden years he spent time with his children and grandchildren. Bob was known for his love of Jesus and was active in his church and other ministries. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Glenshaw, PA and participated in events for the Lutheran Laymen’s League. He supported the Pittsburgh Lutheran Ministries and the Concordia Home in Cabot, Pa. He married Vera (nee Schattauer) in 1957. Loving father of Robert J. Jr., Jeffrey D. (Eunice), Vera L. (Craig) Langhans, Patricia L. and Jonathan E. Meier. Loving grandfather of Nathan J., Vera Marie (Andrew) Stobnicki, Katelynn J., Jonathan S. and Shawn T. Langhans; survived by a sister Betty Myshin from Ft Walton Beach, FL, a sister-in-law Renate Meier of Warren, PA, and nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife Vera of 47 years, his parents Charles A. and Marcella P. Meier, sister and brother-in-law Virginia and Lt Col John Mykicz, brother Charles W. Meier, and brother-in-law Daniel Myshin. Friends will be received Saturday 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Sunday 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 Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 Scott Ave. Glenshaw on Monday at 10:00 AM. Following the service Interment will be at Mount Royal Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to the church. Read More...


Lois M. Palajsa

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Lois M. Palajsa, age 85, of Shaler Twp., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday June 9, 2020. Born July 7, 1934 in Millvale PA to the late Anthony and Marie Drexler and preceded in death by her beloved husband, Louis F. Palajsa. Loving mother of Mark (Ellen) Palajsa and Carole Palajsa; adoring grandma to Sarah (Brian) Martinez-Lyons, Drew Palajsa, Matilyn Palajsa and great-grandma to Rowan Martinez-Lyons; survived by her sisters Alice Roman and Dorothy Mitsch and many nieces and nephews. Lois was an employee of PNC Bank (Fox Chapel) for many years. She loved to cook, enjoyed her camp in Clarion, spending time with family, and her card club for over 50 years. She had many dear friends and will be missed by all. Thanks to her caring doctors, her hospice team for their compassionate care, and to her long time caregivers who loved her like family. Lois’s life was celebrated in a private ceremony. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Lois’s name to the Parkinson’s Foundation, WQED or a charity of your choice. Arr. Provided by Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. Glenshaw Read More...

Isabelle L. (Zappa) Karas

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Isabelle L. (Zappa) Karas, Age 91, of Ross Twp., formerly of Shaler Twp., passed suddenly, on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Edward G. Karas; loving mother of Elaine (Eric) Murphy, Keith (Colleen) Karas, and the late Janet (surv. David) Bonant; proud grandmother of Amy Bonant, Valerie Murphy, Meghan (Sam) Flowers, David Bonant, Adam (Fiancée Alissa) Karas, Jared Karas, and Emma Karas. In lieu of flowers, as a dedicated member and employee of St. Bonaventure Church, Glenshaw, the family requests donations in her memory to the church. Friends will be received on Monday 1:00 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. Bonaventure Church, Glenshaw, on Tuesday at 10 AM. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.  Read More...


Michael Edward Hursen

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Michael Edward Hursen, age 37, of Shaler Twp., suddenly, on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Beloved son of Edward (Michelle) Hursen and Kim Muenz; dear brother of Brittany (Jeff) Turko and the late Adam Patrick Hursen; cherished boyfriend of Kristen Haffley; devoted uncle of Ayla, Evelyn, Darren and Elliot; also many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Michael had a genuine love for animals, football, especially the Steelers, and spending time with his family. He will be deeply remembered for his strong work ethic and always giving 100% to every endeavor he took on. Above all, we will greatly miss his presence and fun-loving flair for his family and friends. Friends will be received on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where a Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Read More...


Jacob D. Bagwell

Friday, May 29, 2020

Jacob D. Bagwell, Age 92, of Glenshaw, on Friday, May 29, 2020. Beloved husband of 67 years to Dorothy Meier Bagwell; loving father of Gary (Sandra), Michael (Lisa), and the late John (surv. Susanna); proud pappy of Hayley (William Arends), Jacob (Jordan), Breanna, Angelica, Jessica, Samantha, Michael, and great grandfather of Parker and Hudson. Jacob was a WWII Army Airforce Veteran. Services and Internment will be held privately by the family. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, LTD.ell  Read More...