Bock Funeral Home

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

Obituaries:

Gary W. "Ted" Celender

Monday, January 18, 2021

Gary W. “Ted” Celender, age 64, of Shaler Twp., on Monday, January 18, 2021. Beloved husband of Linda J. (Nickel) Celender; loving father of Carl (Heidi) Celender; proud grandfather of Alyssa, Katelyn, and Nickole; dear brother of Cheryl A. Celender Sander (the late Bobbie); brother in law of Patricia Nickel of New York; son of the late Walter and Anselma Celender; son in law of the late Carl E. and Jean H. Nickel. 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. Mary of the Assumption Church, Glenshaw, on Saturday at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Angel Ridge Animal Rescue: 390 Old Hickory Ridge Road, Meadowlands, PA 15347 Read More...


John D. "Dan" Kotch

Sunday, January 17, 2021

John D. “Dan” Kotch, on Sunday, January 17, 2021, of Allison Park PA, passed away peacefully at Concordia of Wexford.  Dan was the last surviving sibling of his generation and was preceded in death by his beloved granddaughter Lizzy.  He is survived by Sally J. (Wheatley) Kotch, his loving spouse of 68 years, his children George Kotch (Kimberly), Elaine Fatla (Mark), Stacey Trap (Cas), Danette Frederick (Randy), an honorary  daughter Beverly Mote (Jerry), his grandchildren Matt, Kelsey, Allison, Andrew, Zachary, Will, Meghan, Claire, Tyler, Jesse, Elise, and Chandler,  his greatgrandchildren Hudson and Harper, and dozens of nieces and nephews. Born on January 27, 1926 in Granttown WV to Anna and Mike Kotch, Dan was raised in Crucible PA and served in the U.S. Navy during both WWII and Korea. Returning from active duty in 1953 he wed his beloved Sally on Valentine’s Day and settled in Pittsburgh to raise a wonderful family.  Dan was a proud member of Teamsters Local 249 for seventy years, driving for several local companies during his life. He was an active member of St. Mary of the Assumption parish and a longtime member of the BPOE and the American Legion.  Dan loved his Steelers with a passion and has been a season ticket holder since 1975. Dan was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and a shining example of what it means to be a good man. Anyone fortunate enough to have known him is better for the experience. He will be sorely missed, but we are comforted to know that he is safe and secure in the presence of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Friends will be received on Thursday 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. Mary of the Assumption Church, Glenshaw, on Friday at 11 AM. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cornelia de Lang Syndrome Foundation <www.cdlsusa.org> .  Read More...


John F. "Jack" Winschel

Thursday, January 14, 2021

John F. “Jack” Winschel Jr., age 93, of Hampton Twp., passed peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Beloved husband of Florine Newcamp; loving father of Mary Doris (the late Rich) Macecevic, Virginia (the late Thomas) Beitler, John Winschel III, Vicki (Tim) Shepherd, and Michael (Shelly) Winschel; Proud Pap Pap of Lisa, Jessica, Tyler, Caroline, and four great-grandchildren; brother of Sr. Anne Winschel, Agnes DeLany, Sr. Carolyn Winschel, and the late Mary Bittner, Thomas and Charles Winschel. Jack proudly served his country in the US Army before and after graduating from Duquesne University. He was a lifelong member of the Shaler Area Rotary. Jack owned and operated Winschel Hardware in Etna for over 50 years. He was an avid Bridge player, loved playing the piano and traveling with family and friends. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 6 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mount Royal Blvd. Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Glenshaw on Monday at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Read More...


Edna Mae (Grall) Sperl

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Edna Mae (Grall) Sperl, Age 98, on Thursday, January 14th 2021, our beloved passed away at home, under the care of Vitas Hospice. Edna  passed, just as she had lived her life, full of peace and grace. Edna is preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles J. Sperl. She was the daughter of the late Frederick and Martha (Schmitt) Grall, and sister to the late Martha Truxal, Mary Alice Gill, and Fred Grall. She is also preceded in death by many more loved ones, including her loving daughter-in-law, Donna Sperl. Edna is survived by her beloved children, John and Sally Sperl. She is also survived by her grandson Eric, his wife, Brooke (Porterfield) Sperl, as well as their children; her, ever-so-lucky, great grandsons, Jackson (11) and Maks (10) Sperl. Edna also leaves behind numerous beloved family and friends. Edna was a homemaker to her husband, active duty, Army WWII veteran; and her children. She enjoyed cooking and baking. Her family remembers many wonderful meals, especially her delicious home baked pies! The family will fondly remember her charm and wit, as well as her “sneakiness”; her grand-doggy, Eddie, will greatly miss her “dropped” cookies (always delivered with her winked eye and hilariously devilish smirk!)!!!
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Lorraine (Davis) Norris

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Lorraine (Davis) Norris, of McCandless, on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Wife of the late Jerry Norris and the late Jim Stofko; Beloved mother of Michael Norris, Susan Norris, and the late Ronny Norris; sister of Robert Davis and the late Raymond Davis, Evelyn Abbott, and Jean Stack. No visitation. Services and internment will be held privately by the family. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Jean Wykoff Connelly

Monday, January 11, 2021

Jean Wykoff Connelly died peacefully in her home on January 11, 2021.  She was born June 5, 1923, in the village of Venango, Pennsylvania, the daughter of W. Leslie Wykoff and Margaret Mead Wykoff, both of Crawford County before moving to North East, Pennsylvania, in 1925.   From 1945-1947, Jean taught at Stonycreek High School in Shanksville, PA before marriage took her to Missoula, Montana.  It was there that she began her 40-year broadcast career at the CBS affiliate station, KGVO Radio.  In 1949 she returned to Pittsburgh to work at the city's first and only TV station, WDTV. When studio facilities were ready she went on the air as host of Pittsburgh's first magazine-type program (Home Edition), eventually to become known as The Jean Connelly Show during which the station became KDKA. In 1959 she joined WTAE where her program format included current civic and social happenings, demonstrations, and interviews with both local and visiting celebrities.  Her program gained national publicity in TV Mirror, Glamour, and McCall's magazines.  In all, she wrote, produced, and hosted over 5,000 half-hour programs. By 1975 she elected to leave her on-air schedule to become the station's Director of Public Service, a position she held until her retirement in 1988.  Jean received AFTRA's first Outstanding Woman in Broadcasting award in 1967.  The Allegheny County Commissioners declared June 9, 1988, as Jean Connelly Day in Pittsburgh and in 2002 the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters inducted her into its Hall of Fame as a pioneer in Pittsburgh television. She was a long-time member and board person of the Pittsburgh Radio and Television Club, the Press Club, and a national charter member of American Women in Radio and Television.  For 25 years she was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children.  All of this while she pursued her love of pets and gardening on her beloved Blue Sky estate. Jean is predeceased by her husband of 41 years, William J. Connelly, Jr.  She is survived by three children: Kathleen Murphy of North East, Pennsylvania, William (Chip) Connelly of Pittsburgh, and Marcy Gookin of Indian River Shores, Florida.  She also has five grandchildren:  Ann, Kate, and David Gookin; Phillip Hubbard, and William (Liam) Connelly. A celebration of Jean’s life is planned for the Spring when it can be done safely together. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, 201 N. Bellefield Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15213-1499. Arr. by Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. Glenshaw. Read More...


Harriet M. (Karras) Navarro

Saturday, January 09, 2021

Harriet M. (Karras) Navarro, of Shaler Twp. on Saturday January 9, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Robert G. “Bob” Navarro; cherished mother of Christine (Jake) Kilkeary and Jeanine Privitera; adored grandmother of Abrianna Privitera; sister of Steven Karras and the late George and James “Jimmy” Karras. Harriet had a profound impact on everyone who knew her. To Know her was to love her. She will be missed by all. Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mount Royal Blvd. Glenshaw. A Funeral Service will be held in the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, McCandless, on Wednesday at 10:00 AM. Donations may be sent to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cemetery Fund. Read More...


William J. Kommraus

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

William J. Kommraus, age 61, of Allison Park, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Beloved son of Lorraine and the late William C. Kommraus; cherished brother of Diane (Mark) Chalmers. Billy was a true lover of Country music, but more than anything, he loved his family the most. Friends will be received on Friday from 2:00 to 7:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Service will be held privately by the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Special Olympics.  Read More...


James P. McQuade

Saturday, January 02, 2021

James P. McQuade, age 86, of Hampton, formerly of Swissvale, died doing it his way, on Saturday, January 2, 2021. He was an easy-going guy, listened more, talked less, believing no one learns anything by talking, and when asked how he was, would respond “excellente”. He was born at home, schooled at St. Anselm, Central Catholic, and Duquesne University. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Bridget (Connelly) McQuade, his first wife of 25 years Sylvia Mooney McQuade, brothers Joe, Tom and Jack and recently his sister, Sr Mary Beatrice McQuade SC. After many years of holding hands, he married Mary Ann Bellisario McQuade and they enjoyed 16 more years together. He is also survived by his sister Betty McQuade, his sons James (Janese), Michael, Edward (Bettina), Philip (Jenny), Paul (Lynn), and daughter Jennifer Pratt (Jonathan). Pap to Christopher, Joseph, Olivia Blatchford (Kirk), Aaron, Bridie and Fiona McQuade, Sabrina and Juliette Pratt, Stephanie Lichtblau (Jason), Christopher Myers, and great grandpap to Kate and Tegan Lichtblau.  Jim held many important roles including Army Veteran and Director of the Swissvale School Board during the creation of the Woodland Hills School District. Most notably, he was a former Regional Sales Director for Gillette and enjoyed telling people he retired at the age of 52. Jim strongly believed in the importance of education for all; he and Mary Ann established several McQuade family scholarships at Duquesne and Seton Hill Universities. They supported various charities and especially enjoyed volunteering for their church; Jim’s name tag at the church’s Lenten fish fry 50/50 table playfully read GYM (gimme your money). The family would like to thank those that participated in his last chapter in life, his extended family and friends, especially “the Pitt gang." There will be no viewing, but a Mass of Christian Burial will be said at St. Mary of the Assumption, Middle Road, Glenshaw on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Please consider watching the mass live from the church website: https://stmaryglenshaw.org/mass-replay.  A celebration of Jim’s life will occur in the future when it can be done safely together. In lieu of flowers at Jim’s request, memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, 144 DePaul Center Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. Arrangements made by Bock Funeral Home, Glenshaw. Read More...


Paul W. Schreiber

Friday, January 01, 2021

Paul W. Schreiber, age 83, of Shaler Twp., on Friday, January 1, 2021. Beloved husband of Cecilia A. (Kalka) Schreiber; loving father of Les (Valerie) Schreiber and Elaine (Walter) Hood; proud grandfather of Erik (Kiera Richards) Hood, Kelly (Dan Cotterman) Hood, Shawn Hood, Lindsey (Jared Duffy) Schreiber, Paul M. (Tyler Oleskowitz) Schreiber, and Mary Schreiber; dear great-grandfather of Loretta Rose Cotterman; dear brother of the late Walter Schreiber. Paul worked in Sales for many years and after his retirement he was a security officer at UPMC Passavant. He was also a lifetime member of the Elfinwild Volunteer Fire Company. Paul had many hobbies including Model Train displays and collecting cars, watches, and many other items. He was also a big sports fan and enjoyed listening to music. 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, where a Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 11 AM. Donations may be sent to the Elfinwild Volunteer Fire Company: 2807 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw PA 15116.  Read More...