Bock Funeral Home

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

Obituaries:

Frances R. (Price) Silhanek

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Frances R. (Price) Silhanek, Age 96, of Ross Twp., on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Carl V. Silhanek; loving mother of Maureen “Penny” (Stanley) Socha, Carol “Cookie” (Ted) Freyvogel, Ida Mae “Mazie” (Al) Pliskaner, Patricia (Wes) McKinney, and Judith (Chris) Cartier; also survived by 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister of Dorothy Radovich. Fran was a charter member of the CDA and former owner of Silhanek’s Poultry Farm. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Sebastian Church, Ross Twp., on Monday at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o St. Sebastian Church.   Read More...


Dolores E. (Frederick) Parks

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Dolores E. (Frederick) Parks, Age 90, of Sharps Hill, the angels escorted Dolores to heaven on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, to join her departed family. Beloved wife of 68 years to Albert J. Parks; loving mother of Debra R. (Edward) Babcock, Diane M. (Walt) Holderny, and the late Glen A. (Ingrid Wadlow) Parks; proud grandmother of Daniel (Kacie) Holderny, Glen (Sarah) Parks, Randy (Heather) Parks, and Nicholas (Megan) Parks; also survived by 9 great-grandchildren. The family would like to give a special thanks to Lil Lewis and all of the AHN Hospice staff. Friends will be received on Thursday from 1:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where a Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 11:30 AM.  Read More...


Thomas P. Kraus

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thomas P. Kraus, Age 84 of Glenshaw, on Thursday May 23, 2019.  Beloved husband of 63 years to Mim Kraus; loving father of  Debi Kraus (David) Speer, Cindy Kraus (Jeff) Tissue, and Tina Kraus (Joe) Brennan; proud grandfather of Jamie Tissue, Julie (Andrew) McNamee, Thomas and Tyler Brennan, and Alyssa Speer; dear great-grandfather of Perry McNamee; brother of Celine (George) Burtner; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Tom proudly served in the US Navy from 1953-1957 and retired after 43 years from AmeriGas. He was a wonderful man, devoted to his family, who could fix anything. At the end of the day, all he needed was two Oreos and a glass of milk. Goodnight Pap. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2:00 to 7:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw., where a service will be held at 4 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the HJ Heinz VA Hospital: 1010 Delafield Rd. PGH., PA 15215.  Read More...


Lawrence G. "Larry" Gerken

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Lawrence G. “Larry” Gerken, age 73 of O’Hara Twp. passed away in his home on Sunday May 19, 2019. Loving husband of the late June A. (Titchnell); proud father of Larry G. Gerken Jr. and Diane L. Gerken; Dear brother of Donald (Margaret) Gerken, Sr. Nancy Gerken S.C., Joan (late Donald) Carr, and the late James (Surviving Janet) Gerken; uncle to 24 beloved nieces and nephews and a friend to all. Larry was a humble US Army Vietnam Combat Veteran and a recipient of the Bronze and Silver Star. He loved the outdoors, bird watching, and entertaining friends and family in his home. He will be greatly missed for his quick wit, punchy personality, intelligence, and oversized heart. Friends will be received on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and 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 in celebration of his life in St. Joseph Church, O’Hara Twp., on Saturday at 9:30 AM followed by a burial in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville with military honors. Memorial donations may be made in his name to Beginning Experience Pittsburgh.  Read More...


Emeric Gaslevic

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Emeric Gaslevic, Age 90, of O’Hara Twp., on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Marie (Unferdorfer) Gaslevic; loving father of Joyce (Steve) Filauri, Marian (Sean) Gallagher, and James (Joy) Gaslevic; proud Grandpap of Brendan, Liam, Deirdre, John Emeric, and James Edward; dear brother of Mary Ann Cummings. Emeric was a proud Korean Conflict Veteran and a devoted family man. He had many friends and will be greatly missed. Services and internment will be held privately by the family. Donations may be sent in his memory to Animal Friends. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Judith L. Montgomery

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Judith L. Montgomery, peacefully, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, of Shaler Twp., Beloved sister of Kathleen (Michael) Lindow, Patricia (Jeffrey) Walzer, and the late Susannah Litzinger, Thomas Regan, and Michael Regan; daughter of the late Thomas F. and Ann M. Regan; also survived by nieces, nephews, and many cousins; dear friend of Sr. Wilma McKee. Judy was a graduate of Duquesne University with a Bachelor degree in Education. She was a former sister of Divine Providence and an Associate of the Community for many years. She retired as a social worker for the state of Pennsylvania. She was a member of St. Bonaventure Ladies of Charity and a Eucharistic Minister. No visitation. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Bonaventure Church, Glenshaw, on Monday at 10 AM. Donations may be sent to the Sisters of Divine Providence 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park PA 15101. Arrangements made by Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Chester J. Amatangelo

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Chester Joseph Amatangelo, 94, of Rosslyn Farms died peacefully at home with family Wednesday, May 15, 2019, due to congestive heart failure.  A loving and devoted father, grandfather, husband, and brother, he spent his last years enjoying many conversations, laughs with family and friends and dining with them while he ate his favorite rigatoni with homemade sauce and wine. He always wanted the best for his family and to be surrounded by them - Sempre Familgia.  Chester loved listening to the Big Bands of his youth as well as Opera.  He particularly liked going for drives with his family through Pittsburgh to visit museums, his alma maters and his old neighborhoods.  At home, you could always find him watching John Wayne, Gunsmoke or Clint Eastwood, recorded Steeler games (only if they won), playing cards and building Lego. Throughout his life, Chester believed you must respect yourself, respect others, always do the right thing, and when you do anything, commit to it.  His motto was “You know you’ve done your best when you feel it in your heart.”  He was an exemplar of the Greatest Generation. Born February 25, 1925 to Giovanni Battiste Amatangelo and Luisa Giovanna Rigazzi of Rocca Pia, Italy and Donora, Pennsylvania, Chester was the second youngest of ten children.  After graduating from Donora High School in 1943, he attended the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Engineering receiving his degrees in electrical engineering (BS 1948, MS 1950) and was an Engineering Graduate Assistant.  Chester also attended Carnegie Tech (CMU), receiving his MBA in Industrial Administration in 1954.  During college, Chester served in WWII in the US Navy Seabees on Samar Island, Philippines.  His fondest memories while in college were his days marching across football fields playing the trombone for the Pitt Marching Band. While finishing his MS in 1950, he began a successful 40-year career as an engineering executive at the United States Steel Corporation’s Design and Engineering division within the Power and Fuel department before moving to the Peter J. Schmitt Company in Buffalo, NY.  With the arrival of his first grandchild, he retired in Pittsburgh to be with family attending their recitals, plays, football games and graduations. Chester is survived by his wife Barbara, his five children with his first wife Helen Evelyn Skiles (d. 1978): Matthew Amatangelo (Judith Stoehr Amatangelo), Roberta Amatangelo Bauer (Paul Bauer), David Amatangelo (Victoria Holland),  Rebecca Amatangelo (Robert Horn), and Marie Elena Amatangelo (Michael Hewins), sister-in-law Amy Craddock Nance (stepson Thomas Mark Nance d. 2016), his sister Evelyn Christina, and three grandchildren Jason Bertocchi, Jennifer Bertocchi and Katie Amatangelo. Friends will be received on Friday, May 17 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Philip Roman Catholic Parish, Crafton on Saturday, May 18 at 10 AM. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. A private burial will be held in Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the International Refugee Assistance Project. The family would like to thank the caregivers, Roya Hamilton and Kindred Hospice staff who showed gentle kindness and great compassion during Chet’s final days.

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Charles E. Elstner Sr.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Charles E. Elstner Sr., Age 56, of Ross Twp., Suddenly, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Beloved husband of 35 years to Eloise (Dillard) Elstner; loving father of Heather (Finance Martin) Elstner, Charles Jr., and Natalie Elstner; proud Pap of Martin Jr., Gianna, Jayden, and Jordan; dear brother of Roy A. and David Elstner. Charles was a hardworking man who loved his family more than anything. Friends will be received on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10:30 AM in St. Aloysius Church, Reserve Twp. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Read More...


Maureen R. Reuss

Friday, May 10, 2019

Maureen R. Reuss, Age 70, of Shaler Twp., on Friday, May 10, 2019. Preceded in death by both parents Bernard and Mary Reuss; beloved sister of Cathy (Sonny) Portfillio, Rita (Mark) Arnoff, Lynne (John) Greenwald, Janet (Ron) Price, and Diane (Adam) Miller; loving fur mommy Crystal, Nyla, Yuri, Orchid, Sapphire, Sterling, Precious, and Amur; loving second mother of Amber and David Archer and dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Monday 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. Juan Diego, St. Mary Church, Sharpsburg, on Tuesday at 10:00 AM. in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Big Cat Rescue.  Read More...


Jeanne L. (Licker) Maloney

Friday, May 10, 2019

Jeanne L. (Licker) Maloney , age 86, of Allison Park, On Friday, May 10, 2019. Beloved wife for 60 years of Paul T. Maloney; Loving mother of Paul D. (Lynn) Maloney and Michael (Jennifer) Maloney; Proud grandmother of Katie Maloney, Anne (Jeremy) Deibert, Lily (Tahnee Balerio) Grenci, Megan (Thomas) Doane, Allyson Maloney, and Peter, John, and Christopher Maloney; Dear great grandmother of John Paul Deibert; Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews; She is survived by one sister Betty Zielinski and preceded in death by siblings Donald and Robert Licker, Delores Wright, Annabelle McKee and Rita Summerly. Services and Internment will be held privately by the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a charity of your choice. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...