Bock Funeral Home

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

Obituaries:

Russell L. Knepp

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Russell L. Knepp, Age 73, of Allison Park, passed peacefully of natural causes on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen Knepp; loving father of Patrick (Marcie), Jeffrey (Sharon), and Casey (Lynn Shields) Knepp; proud Pap Pap of Laci, Lucy, Maddie, Tanner, and Hunter; dear brother of Patrick J. (Bonnie), Bill, and Wendy Knepp; also survived by nieces and nephew. Russell was a proud combat veteran of the US Army, former commander of VFW Post 623, and a dedicated Union official for the members of the US Postal Service. He was a loving husband of 49 years, a proud father, father-in-law, grandfather, and loyal friend to many. Services and Internment will be held privately by the family. Donations may be sent to Veterans of Foreign Wars OR to Tunnel 2 Towers. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, LTD., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Jean E. (Tripson) Profozich

Monday, April 20, 2020

Jean E. (Tripson) Profozich, Age 94, on Monday, April 20, 2020. Beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of Kathleen (Steve) Snedegar, Joanne (Stephen) Karnik, Michael Profozich, and Amy (Craig) Ackerman; proud gram of Jeff Brown, Steven Madden, Michael and Maegan Profozich; dear great gram of Alex Brown and Michael Profozich; loving aunt of Gary (Chris) Salitrik. Mom was the heart and source of strength for our family. She taught us to be generous and kind. Our home and our dinner table were always open to all. Mom's table was big enough for everyone, and so was her heart. She took great pleasure in baking and our family, friends, and neighbors took great pleasure in eating what she baked. Our home was the center for all family holidays with so much food, the eating went on for two days. Mom was the perfect loving great grandmother, grandmother, and aunt, she taught us to be determined and to be strong. She completed high school while caring for her invalid mother. She dreamed of becoming a nurse and was finally able to realize that goal at the age of 33, as an LPN in the ICU of Shadyside Hospital. Mom was our rock during the times when dad was ill, comforting us when he passed. Mom held our family together through the difficult times and made every celebration special. Her family was her life and she lives in all of us. Services and Interment will be held privately by the family. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, LTD., Glenshaw. Donations may be sent to the Greater Pittsburgh Guild for the Blind.  Read More...


Elsie D. Drab

Monday, April 13, 2020

Elsie D. Drab, Born September 9, 1929 and passed away Monday, April 13, 2020. Daughter of the late George and Elsie Schenck; Beloved wife of the late Bernard A. Drab; Survived by her sister Selma, loving son Bernard Jr., cherished granddaughters Jaclynn, Christine, and Natalie and her treasured great grandchildren Domenico, Ariel, and Anthony. She was especially close to Ernest Schenck, Susan and Randy, Louise and Bill and Joann. Elsie was a strong and beautiful woman. Elsie was an operating room nurse at Divine Providence. Elsie was also a volunteer in her community, a friend to animals, and happy in her garden. She was extremely devoted to her family and was loved by us all. Services and Internment will be held privately by the family. Please take a minute this Saturday the 18th in remembrance of Elsie D. Drab. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, LTD., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Laura A. (Johe) Mangola

Monday, April 13, 2020

Laura A. (Johe) Mangola, Age 94, of Shaler Twp., on Monday, April 13, 2020; beloved wife of the late Anthony L. Mangola; loving mother of Robert (Alicia) Mangola of Batavia, NY and Maryann (the late Raymond) Perrotte of Glenshaw, PA; proud nunna of Ryan (Julie) Perrotte, Kristie (Nick) Ricchiuto, and Corrie (Kyle) Rombaut; dear great nunna of Evan Perrotte, Anthony Perrotte, Nicholas Ricchiuto, Jacob Ricchiuto, Nathan Ricchiuto, and Jayson Rombaut; sister of the late George P. Johe, Jr. Laura loved her family dearly and will be remembered for her sweet and kind spirit. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and spending time with her late husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Services and internment will be held privately by the family. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Gretchen M. Sweazen

Monday, April 13, 2020

Gretchen M. (Hirtz) Sweazen, age 77, of Shaler Twp., formerly of Natrona Heights, on Monday, April 13, 2020. Wife of the late Harry Sweazen; loving mother of Sheppard Samuel Brown and his wife Jennifer, and Thomas Michael Sweazen and his wife Sam and the late Scott Anthony Brown; proud grandmother of Sadie Sweazen, Jenna Sweazen, Gavin DeMarco, and Thomas Sweazen; dear great-grandmother of Lucian Sweazen, Alex Moran and Baily Moran; sister of Paul Hirtz, John Hirtz, and the late Tom, Dee Dee, and James Hirtz; aunt of Barb Miller and her husband Rod. Services and Internment will be held privately by the family. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.
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William P. Mausteller

Friday, April 10, 2020

A beloved husband, father and grandfather, William P. Mausteller passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020. Anyone who met Bill will remember his laugh, his generosity and his devotion to family. Bill was born in Montoursville, PA in 1935. After serving in the Army, he went to Penn State and graduated with a degree in journalism. Bill made a career out of his ability to tell a good story.  After graduating from Penn State, he accepted a position at The Pittsburgh Press, where he worked as a reporter and editor until the paper closed. Bill remained lifelong friends with many of his Press colleagues. Bill then accepted a position at Tribune Review, where he remained until he retired. His work was also published in Time Magazine.  Bill’s colleagues described him as calm, unflappable under deadline pressure, and always ready to share a story or a laugh. It was at The Press where he met Kathleen “Kay” Tahaney Mausteller, his wife of 49 years.  Their 50th wedding anniversary would have been August 1, 2020. In addition to Kay, Bill is survived by his children, Elizabeth Mausteller and William D. Mausteller, his daughter-in-law Leslie Whetstine Mausteller and his beloved granddaughter, Matilda. Despite his many accomplishments, the titles bill treasured most were husband, father and Pap to Matilda.  The world won’t be the same without his laugh. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Donations can be made to the Sr. Donna Marie Tahaney Scholarship Fund at Girls Hope of Pittsburgh, 1005 Beaver Grade Rd. Coroapolis, PA 15108. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Margaret E. (Martin) Bardonner

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Margaret E. (Martin) Bardonner, Age 79, of Allison Park, after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Beloved wife of John R. “Dick” Bardonner; loving mother of Clint R. Bardonner and Curtis J. (Cindy) Bardonner; dear grandmother of Karlie, Kayla, and Samantha; sister of Joann Streiff, Nancy Boyle, Carolyn Smithco, and the late Mary Agnes Nellis; daughter of the late Joseph and Hannah Martin; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Margaret was a lifelong member of St. Ursula Church, Allison Park, and delivered Meals on Wheels for over 33 years for the Parkwood Church. Services and Internment will be held privately by the family. A Funeral Mass will be held at a later date. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.  Read More...


Gerald W. "Jerry" Claus

Friday, April 03, 2020

Gerald W. “Jerry” Claus, Age 81, of Hampton Twp., passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020. Beloved husband of Elizabeth “Betty” (Vinski) Claus; loving father of Colleen (Bill) Lankford, Kathy (Danny) O’Keefe, and Linda (Art) Brozell; proud grandfather of Jessica, Kevin, Kelly, Kris, and Brady and great-grandfather of Patrick and Connor; dear brother of James Claus, Regis Claus, Barbara Ann Dietz, and Ronald Claus; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Services and Internment will be held privately by the family. Jerry was a long-time former Project Manager for NAVCO and Project Manager for Renick Bros. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. 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...


Yvonne Walters Etter

Friday, April 03, 2020

YVONNE WALTERS ETTER, wife of Charles W. Etter (deceased January 19, 2017); mother of Douglas, Linda and Daniel; grandmother (Ema) to Bruce, Tyler, Erin, Chase and Tristin; and mother-in-law to Bob Miller and Denise Etter, peacefully passed on Monday, March 9, 2020. Born April 29, 1933, Vonnie grew up in a multi-generational family in Bakerstown under the adoring eye of her father, Albert Walters and grandparents, Harry and Ida June Walters.  She graduated with honors from Mars High School in 1951 and continued her education at Wilson College graduating in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. Upon graduation, she worked for Preston Laboratories as the only female chemist on staff.  Always strong in her faith, Yvonne was a member of the Bakerstown Presbyterian Church when she was reintroduced to a fellow Mars graduate and after a short courtship, Yvonne married Charles on April 4, 1959. The couple settled in Shaler Township where they raised three children in a home filled with love and laughter. Yvonne’s days were focused primarily on her children and supporting her community. While fulfilling her responsibilities at home, she remained active in her faith and held several positions at Elfinwild Presbyterian Church, in Glenshaw, where she was a member of the choir, the Session and the treasurer. In later years, she and Chuck were active members of the Glenshaw and Mars Presbyterian Churches. For many decades, she volunteered at North Hills Passavant Hospital and Glenshaw Century Club, where she was a past president.  She also served as a local election day poll worker for 15 years due to her strong sense of civic responsibility. Vonnie was a voracious reader and a very talented crafter. Upon Charles’ retirement, the couple moved back to the Mars area where they reconnected with classmates whose fellowship and friendships, they highly valued and enjoyed.  They also took many trips across the country together. A true Pittsburgh girl, she loved the Steelers, the Pirates and seeing performances at the Benedum Center. Vonnie was very social with many friends who all fondly remember her for her thoughtfulness, intelligence and wicked sense of humor coupled with perfect timing. She was an advocate for women’s rights, a staunch conservative and a proud American whose ancestors served in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War and whose husband and sons all served in the United States Army. She and Charles were married for 57 years. Always conscious of the example they were setting in the raising of their children, Yvonne and Charles created a home which always provided an abundance of support, constancy and love. At the center of that home was the love they had for one another which continues to sustain and guide their children and grandchildren. A private ceremony was held on March 13, 2020 at Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. and burial was in Mt. Royal Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Glenshaw Century Club c/o Edie Haughton 109 Konzier Drive Pittsburgh PA. 15237. Read More...


Joseph C. Vita

Friday, March 27, 2020

Joseph C. Vita, Age 59, of Hampton Twp., passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, March 27, 2020. Beloved husband of Tracy (Condie) Vita; loving father of Joseph C. Vita Jr. and James L. Vita; dear brother of Charles J. (Lynn) Vita and Marianne (Robert) Dabney; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Joe was a devoted father, coach, and friend to many and will be greatly missed by many. Services and Internment will be held privately by the family with a Celebration of Life service to be held at a later date. Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., Glenshaw.   Read More...