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/.
Passed away May 31, 2018
Passed away May 30, 2018
Passed away May 26, 2018
Age 88 of Squirrel Hill, and wife of the late Nathan T. Melamed, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 17, 2018. She is survived by her sons, Peter and Paul; and her grandchildren, Nathan and Joseph, whom she loved very much. She was born in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania on January 19, 1930. She attended Northfield School for Girls and the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University). She received a Master of Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh. After graduate school, she worked at the Science and Technology Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. She loved folk dancing and travel. A celebration of her life will be announced. Private memorial. Arrangements by THE RAPP FUNERAL HOME, 412-241-5415. Contributions may be made to the Northfield Mount Hermon School, www.nmhschool.org/give.