Bock Funeral Home

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

Obituaries:

Rita L. Blumer

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Rita L. Blumer, age 95, of Hampton Township, on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Arthur L Blumer; loving mother of Gregory (Patricia) Blumer, Ronald (Sheila) Blumer, Deborah (Hans) Waber, Arthur (Joan) Blumer, Lisa (Richard) Spratt, Jeffrey (Jane) Blumer and Amy (Daniel) Smthco, and grandmother to 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  Preceeded in death by her parents, Louis and Mary Wagner and 6 siblings, Rita is also survived by her brother Norbert Wagner her sister Martha McCullough and her twin sister Zita Bronowicz. Rita was a retired Hampton School Bus driver of 31 years, a recipient of the Heart of Hampton Award (with Art) in 1998, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 9199 of Glenshaw and organized monthly parties for the patients at the VA Hospital, volunteered for various church programs at St. Ursula and Allison Park Church, and enjoyed swimming and bowling. Read More...


Per I. Madsen

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Per Ingvald Madsen passed on July 11, 2020, at his home in Glenshaw.  After nearly four score, this student, wrestler, soldier, railroader,”technowiz”, volunteer and father joined the love of his life, his late wife of 40 years Marita Madsen. Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on November 19, 1940, to Ingvald and Marie (Arnold) Madsen, he moved often due to his father’s military assignments prior to and during World War II.’  His parents settled in the North Hills of Pittsburgh after the war and Per graduated from Shaler High School in 1958 – where he excelled in wrestling and football.  He first attended Virginia Military Institute for two years before transferring to the United States Military Academy at West Point graduating in 1964. Per was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army.  His soldiering took him throughout the world – multiple assignments in Europe, multiple bases across the United States and Vietnam.  As an Airborne Ranger, he served his country with distinction in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor.  During his third tour, he was seriously wounded for which he received the Purple Heart.  He retired as a Major. After Per left active duty, he returned to his childhood home in Pittsburgh.  Despite his disabilities, he made his hobby his livelihood through a career with Conrail – serving as an industrial engineer that enabled him to play with real trains.  Conrail introduced him to computers and technology which became a second passion.  Following Conrail’s dissolution, this second love led him to Allegheny County’s Department of Information Technology where he retired as the Chief Information Officer in 2007. Per volunteered in his community and loved to help others.  He was an active mason, serving with the John E. Mair Lodge No. 729.  Per was active in the West Point Society of Western Pennsylvania and served as its secretary.  His love of the Academy and his desire to share his experience led him to advocate, recruit and mentor aspiring West Point cadets with the West Point Field Force. Per was an avid reader and lifelong learner.  He loved to tinker and could make anything work better.  He enjoyed fishing, boating and photography. He was an avid model railroader.   Per was very talkative and enjoyed a good conversation.   Per loved his sons, Christian and Niels who survive him.  Per loved teaching them how things work, fix a motor or to simply fish.  He is also survived by his sister Dorthea, and brothers Roy and Rolf.  He is predeceased by his sister Nancy Navarro. Friends will be received Saturday July 25 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw followed by a graveside service at Mt. Royal Cemetery at 12:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to West Point Society of Western Pennsylvania Per Madsen Scholarship for Patriotism or the Alzheimer’s Association.  Read More...


William C. Sandrock

Thursday, July 09, 2020

William C. Sandrock, Age 65, of Shaler Twp., on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Beloved husband of Jennifer (McAtee); loving father of Elizabeth (Matthew) Richards and Charles (Gjeani) Sandrock; proud Pap Pap of Anthony, Bryson, and Noah; dear brother of Nancy (Bob) Briski and Mary (Gary) Braun; preceded in death by his parents William and Dorothy Sandrock. Bill was a dedicated and loving spouse, father, grandfather, and uncle and was active in Boy Scout Troop #157. No visitation. Services and Internment will be held privately by the family. Donations may be sent to Family Hospice part of UPMC. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Ralph H. Zacharias

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Ralph H. Zacharias, age 90, of Glenshaw on Thursday July 9, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Joann; loving and devoted companion of Audrey Newcamp; loving father of John (Marcy) Zacharias, Michael (Maureen) Zacharias and the late Alan Zacharias; proud grandfather of Jarod Adam (Courtney) Zacharias and Elissa Ann (Robert) LaHart; dear great-grandfather of Natalie Grace and Zachary Daniel LaHart and Lillian Rose and Mary Jane Zacharias; brother of Stuart and Charles Zacharias of Ohio and the late Carol (surviving Larry) Mitchell and Howard (surviving Wilma Hoermann) Zacharias. Friends will be received Monday from 1:00 to 6:00 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 Tuesday at 10:00 AM. (Everyone Please Meet at the Church) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Valley City OH 44280. Read More...


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...