Bock Funeral Home

1500 Mt. Royal Boulevard
Glenshaw, PA 15116


Robert "Bob" J. Burgunder

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Robert “Bob” J. Burgunder, 97, of Shaler Township on August 24, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Grace (Mutzig) Burgunder. Father of Robert Burgunder, Jr. (Barb), Erin Klugh (Michael), Janice Bogatay, and the late Lisa Heupel (Ronald). Grandfather of Jennifer Bender (the late Ryan), Jason Klugh, Paige Bogatay, Austin Bogatay (Katelyn), Paul Heupel, Stella Cowfer (Westly), Clay Heupel, and the late Justin Klugh. Great grandfather of Jasmine, Lilly, Cole, Tyler, Adriana, Cameron, and Eliza. Dear Uncle to Richard Burgunder. He will be missed by many dear nephews, nieces, friends, and neighbors. Bob was an avid gardener and well known for the beauty of his two-acre home and grounds in Shaler. The home was in the Burgunder family for three generations and where he spent his childhood farming. Bob was a life-time member of the Allegheny Country Rifle Club and an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was a faithful fan of the Steelers and Pirates. He was a skilled carpenter, known for his custom work and furniture. He was an artist with wood, but also with oils and has created many paintings reflecting his love of nature and wildlife. Deaf since age 18, military service was not an option, but he was a patriot who loved and supported America and its history. He was particularly devoted to Native America heritage and culture. He was very loved and will be missed by many. Family and friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 8 PM and Monday from 11:30 AM to12:30 PM with a celebration of life service at 12:30 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, or the Native American Connections at


Peter Jarzynka 25-Aug-2021 04:50 PM

Mr. Burgunder had such an incredible impact on my life. In addition to Mr. Balestrino and my own father, these men taught me patience, kindness and so much more. I learned the importance of doing a job well and not just to someone's expectation or just to get it done, but to do it right. There was always a reason they did what they did when and how they did it. You could call them mentors, heroes or even legends. To me they were simply great men. They don't make them like that anymore. God bless them all.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Burgunder you've certainly earned it.

Scottklugh 26-Aug-2021 12:38 AM

What a warrior. Always enjoyed his conversations and company.we will all miss him.

Nia & Jerry Melzer 26-Aug-2021 02:08 PM

Always warm and personable. A pleasure to meet and talk to. So glad we had the opportunity to get to know him. He’ll be missed. Our sympathy goes to his family.

Norene Broderick 28-Aug-2021 04:37 PM

Erin, Janice and Rob,
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a special man who lived a full life loving his family. May his memory sustain you at this difficult time and may god give you strength.
Love, Norene

Jaime Kristoff 29-Aug-2021 12:06 PM

I’m so sorry for your loss, Bob was a sweet man, I remember meeting him for the first time in 5th or 6th grade long time ago and he always stuck out to me for his spunk and the way he presented himself alway was there for Stella Cowfer and felt like he always had our best interest. We will dearly miss you Bob xoxox

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