Bock Funeral Home

1500 Mt. Royal Boulevard
Glenshaw, PA 15116


John L. Leight

Monday, May 06, 2019

John L. Leight, Age 82, of Glenshaw, on Monday, May 6, 2019, after suffering a stroke. Beloved husband of 43 years to Kathryn Leight; loving father of John Jr., Dennis, Eric, Tim, Amanda, and Ashley; proud Pap Pap of Frances and Cecilia McCullar; dear brother of Sherman Jr., Ralph, Reuben, and the late Edward; best buddy and four legged companion Joey. John grew up with Pittsburgh; he saw the boom of industry and its decline, and the change from an empire of glass and steel to an empire of schools and hospitals. He drove Pittsburgh’s progress, literally; as a forklift operator for fifty-two years at Glenshaw Glass. He pushed it through the strong times and the lean times, and when the plant closed after Hurricane Ivan and it was time to go, he locked the door when everyone else was gone. He built his home with his own two hands, learning every piece of trade he needed to make it happen. When there was work to be done for him, a neighbor, or friends, he jumped in and did it. This is the legacy John leaves to us; a willingness to learn, willingness to help anyone in need, a sharp wit, and a big smile. Rest in peace now, you’ve earned it. Friends will be received on Thursday from 6 to 8 PM and Friday from 2 to 8 PM at the Bock Funeral home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in All Saints Church, Etna, on Saturday at 10 AM.


Fr. Peter Horton 07-May-2019 03:41 PM

So sorry for your loss. John was kind, loving, funny and understanding. He was an extraordinarily good father and husband as well as a great friend. I’ll miss him but I know that he is already busy in heaven working for and watching over all those he loved and who loved him. Rest In Peace dear friend.

Don & Sue Leight 07-May-2019 06:01 PM

Our deepest condolences to Kathy and all the kids. We will miss him dearly especially Don will miss his hunting partner. Rest on peace sweet John.

Beth Wojiski & Fred Potetz 08-May-2019 02:18 PM

Our deepest condolences, Amanda and Mark, and to your friends and family who knew and loved your dad. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May memories be a comfort to you.

michael c bartley 10-May-2019 10:07 PM

Deepest of sympathy to Kathy and family are thoughts and prayers are with your family on these trying time.

Alison Peebles Madigan 11-May-2019 08:57 AM

I remember his beaming smile at both of his daughters weddings. I remember how much he loved to spoil the dogs. I remember Ashley telling me he knew exactly how many seconds a cup of coffee needed in the microwave. My heart goes out to all of you. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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