Age 106 of Pittsburgh, PA, peacefully went home to our Lord on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. She was preceded in death by her loving parents and daughter, Ethan Perry, Maggie Grier, and Thelma Rose. Anna leaves to celebrate her long journey on earth, four grandchildren, Jerald Rose Jr., Teresa Shelton, Debra Rose, and David Rose Sr.; 16 great-grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, as well as other family members and friends. Visitation, Friday, June 29, 2018, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at SHILOH COMMUNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 6940 Frankstown Avenue, 15208 followed by home going service at 11 a.m. Service of Committal at Allegheny Cemetery Chapel
Passed away June 2, 2018
Age 73 of Wilkinsburg passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 17, 2018. Beloved son of the late Eugene Smith and Gladys (Taliaferro) Smith; loving father of Tammy Smith, Ronald (Angelique) Smith Jr., Gary Smith and Patricia (Michael) McAllister; devoted brother of Geneva Simms and the late Richard Smith. Friends received Thursday 4-8 p.m. at RAPP FUNERAL HOME 10940 Frankstown Rd., Pittsburgh Pa, 15235 412-241-5415 where service will be held Friday at 11 a.m.
Mary Louise Gray, age 87, peacefully passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018. She is survived by her children, Deborah, Tony, Joseph, Kimberly, and predeceased by her daughter, Henrietta, affectionately known as Penny. Funeral services will be performed by The Homewood Cemetery located at 1599 S. Dallas Avenue in Pittsburgh, PA on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Lillian Johnson Walker Reed of Pittsburgh PA was born February 27, 1922 to Lula Bell Comer and Jessie Johnson Sr. She passed away early June 8, 2018 at the tender age of 96 years. She was predeceased by nine siblings: Jessie Jr., Samuel, James, Robert, Thomas, Calvin, Bertha Jackson, Inez Draper and Annabell Graves. She graduated from Pittsburgh Public Schools and retired after 15 plus years of service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Welfare. In June of 1944, she married Ellis Walker and they had five children; Ellis Robert, Ella Louise, Glenn Gregory, Patricia M. and Debra Kay. In January of 1972, she had another blessed union with John Reed Sr. which bonded two families into one with the addition of four sons; John Jr, Clarence, Raymond and Lawrence Reed and five daughters; Evelyn Scofield, Charlene Joseph, Dolores Jones, Donna Reed-Williams and Sandra Reed. She was blessed with numerous grand and greatgrandchildren; Lecia (Calvin) Hall(Dominique Styles & Nicholas Brantley); Larnell (Xenobia) Lipscomb (Larnell, Shaquille, Xiana, Xavier, Satira); Melvin Lipscomb III; Thomas (Melissa) Lipscomb (David); John(Jon Jon) and Keith Neal; Jacquetta Neal-Keeton (Braxton Allen , Mya William & Mariah Neal; Janine Neal; Jimmy Anderson; Pamela Anderson-Walker (Reginald Walker); and Glenn Gregory III (Pookie). Denise, Tyrone Lloyd and Desirae Schofield; Nikki, Donald Jr. and Danielle Jones; Shawndalaya and Dawnshalaya; and Douglas Lee Jr. She leaves behind a host of nieces, nephew, and other family and friends who will greatly miss her.
Of Squirrell Hill, 79, passed peacefully at home on June 6, 2018. Born May 11, 1939 in Chicago, IL to Rose (Malec) and Robert K. Flynn Sr. Dr. Flynn graduated Villanova University in 1962 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Mathematics; Illinois Institute of Technology in 1973 with an M.S. for Teachers in Computer Science; and University of Pittsburgh in 1978 with a Ph.D, in Information Science. In 1974, Rog and his wife, Ida Moretti Flynn, moved to Pittsburgh to pursue his Ph.D. studies, teach at the University, and eventually co-found Pitt’s Undergraduate Information Science Program, serving as Director from 1979-1983. He authored the textbook An Introduction to Information Science, published in 1987, and served as editor-in-chief of a four-volume encyclopedia Computer Science published in 2002. While he earned many awards throughout his career, Professor Flynn loved teaching the most. He found great fulfillment in guiding students in their education, including through voluntary instruction at Western Penitentiary with Pitt’s information science degree program. Dad swam daily, at Pitt or the JCC, and through his sense of humor and skillful storytelling, he readily made new friends and delighted family, and always made time to visit or write. His generosity, love for his family, and penchant for salt were unparalleled. Roger was predeceased by his beloved wife Ida and only brother Robert, and is survived by his two sons, Anthony Flynn (wife Gina Godfrey) of Pittsburgh and Christopher (wife Kelly) Flynn of Madison, WI as well as his four cherished grandchildren Flynn and Zedueh Godfrey and Emerson and Logan Flynn, and numerous sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews throughout the United States and Canada. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 25th after which Dr. Flynn will be interred in Homewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions are encouraged to fund the Ida M. Flynn Memorial Award, contact the University of Pittsburgh, Office of Institutional Advancement, (412) 624-5800, http://www.giveto.pitt.edu/; or to fund the Epilepsy Foundation of VT, (802) 775-1686, http://epilepsyvt.org/.