Age 96, of Jefferson Hills, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Devoted husband of the late Jean E. Campbell; devoted father of Sherian J. Edgreen, David B. (Mia) Campbell and Douglas C. (Sherri) Campbell; loving grandfather of Kristen E. (Michael) Kaufman, Gregory C. Edgreen, Brent C. Campbell, Jennifer N. Campbell, Cameron D. Campbell and Devon A. Campbell; great grandfather of Layth G. Edgreen, Lucas C. Kaufman, Xanthe E. Kaufman and Hugo C. Edgreen. Brother Harry Peter (Lois) McWee. David was a WWII veteran proudly serving as an Airforce mechanic who knew hardship at a young age during the depression. After the war, he returned to the US and married his wartime bride Jean in 1945. David built a loving family in the South Hill (Baldwin) while working at Armour’s “hot dogs” for over 30 years ascending to become a master mechanic. He strong heart and devotion to his family was demonstrated by insisting that his children become more educated than he given his life circumstances. He was a builder, repairer, and could fix just about anything throughout his life. He retired to the Wilmington, NC area where he became both a civic association leader and to Grand Master of St. Johns Masonic Lodge #1. He (sometimes called “C”) truly exemplified support for the community in many ways. He was awarded his 60 year Masonic Medal in 2017 for his contributions. He returned back home to Pittsburgh to share his Scottish heritage, tales of WWII and life stories… Arrangements will be shared at a later time.
Passed away March 29, 2020
Estelle Ann Gearhart, 79, of Hilliard OH died on March 21, 2020 at a local hospital. She had battled with respiratory illnesses for many years. Her internment took place at Homewood Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pa. with a private burial. Estelle was born on September 6, 1940 to Charlotte Buchheit. Her stepfather, Frank Buchheit also played a significant part of her upbringing in Mt Lebanon, Pa. Estelle graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in 1958 and then went to secretarial school and later attended the University of Dayton. She married Michael Konrad on July 6, 1963 at Heinz Chapel. They had three children who survive, Heather Romesburg (James) of Dublin OH; Kristen Roberts (James) of McKinney, TX and Michelle Schroeck (Todd) of Grove City, OH. Estelle is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Mark Fisher, Leigh Fisher, Grace Schroeck, Mackenzie Roberts, Konrad Roberts, Michael Romesburg, and Steven Romesburg and by one great grandson, Dominic. She has one sister, Sara Dixon, from Kissimmee, FL. Estelle was a devoted Catholic and leaned on her faith throughout her life challenges. Her family and especially her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was the doting grandmother and attended the grandchildren’s events when her health permitted. She was always inquiring about them and spreading her love throughout their growing up years. Estelle was the definition of grace and dignity. She was a wonderful example to her family and friends as she magically sprinkled her empathy where it was needed most. She had an uncanny ability to tune into the feelings of others and to express her compassion and selflessness in almost every situation. She was extremely well thought of because of her kind heart and gentle soul. Family members drew their inspiration and tried to model the positive personal attributes that Estelle displayed daily. She was the one that comforted others and was always putting the feelings of others before her own. She was remarkable in so many ways but especially because she would “bounce back” from a difficult situation as if the angels were watching over her. The angels were always with Estelle until her death and ascension into heaven. The family is extremely grateful for all their wonderful memories and truly believe that God’s blessings were most apparent when Estelle was part of their lives. She was an angel here on Earth and now has that same role as she is now with her Lord and Savior.
Passed away March 14, 2020
Of Pittsburgh, PA, age 94, passed peacefully on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Received formal education from Rankin High School and West Virginia State University earning her B.A. in Education, served as homecoming queen and performed service work in Japan. Beloved wife of the late Clarence Earl Bruce, Jr.; loving mother of Kirk (Marleen) and Jennifer; cherished grandmother and great-grandmother; also survived by many loving family members and friends all to be received at the ROSE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Visitation at 11:00 a.m., funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Interment at Homewood Cemetery.
Of Wilkinsburg, PA, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Daughter of the late Nate Smith, Sr. and Minnie Smith; wife of the late Carl Clark; sister of Nate Smith, Jr. and the late Sabrina Smith; aunt of Natasha Smith, Nate Aaron Smith III, and Morgan Lee Smith; Renee is also survived by a host of other family and friends. Friends received Sunday 4-7 p.m. at ROSE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 10940 Frankstown Rd., Pgh., PA 15235. Services have been moved to the Homewood Cemetery Chapel, 1599 South Dallas Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15217 on Monday, March 16, 2020, at 11;30 a.m. Renee will be dearly missed by all.