Passed away peacefully Monday, February 14, 2022
Age 101 of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 11, 2022. Father of Catherin Margaret Hill, David Walter (Lyn) Hamlin, Jeffrey Benett (Janet) Hamlin and the late Vickie Jean Woodruff. Grandfather to five grandchildren; great-grandfather to eight great-grandchildren; also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Friends received Friday, February 18, 2022, 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 12:30 p.m. at ROSE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES.
Passed away on September 12, 2021, at the age of 75, after a long illness. He was born August 2, 1946, and was a lifetime resident of Pittsburgh, PA. John was married to the love of his life, Marie, for 54 years. They had two children, John, Jr. and Dawn; along with one grandchild, Jazmine. He spent his working career as a crane operator for Westinghouse Electric Corp. in East Pittsburgh until they left the area. He was also an avid hunter and looked forward to his time spent in the woods every year. John was also a member of the Westinghouse High School class of 1966, and enjoyed time spent with old friends whenever he could. John was disabled for many years prior to his passing and was surrounded by many loved ones when he passed. John is survived by his wife, Antonia Marie; son, John, Jr.; daughter, Dawn Jackson; and granddaughter, Jazmine Bailey. He is also survived by two sisters, Helen Williams and Arlene Moon, both of Pittsburgh; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family requests any donations be made to the American Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers. Due to the ongoing pandemic at this time, burial is private and handled by the ROSE FUNERAL HOME at 10940 Frankstown Rd. in Penn Hills.
On Friday, February 4, 2022, Dr. George Hogg Gilmore of Oakmont peacefully passed away. He was blessed to live a happy, full, and active life. Born in 1924, he was the second son of Dr. James Lee Gilmore and Marjorie Drummond Hogg Gilmore. George graduated from Shady Side Academy in 1942 and matriculated to college. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944. After serving two years during WWII, he graduated from Bowdoin College in 1946 and went on to the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. During this period, he courted Janet Elizabeth Donaldson and the two were married in 1951. Upon completing his orthopedic surgery residency at Geisinger Memorial Hospital, he and Janet settled in Fox Chapel and raised their four children in a home filled with joy, friends and family. Everyone was welcome for Sunday dinner – advance notice optional. George was blessed with a long and rewarding life. In his youth he was an Eagle Scout and talented football player. Professionally, he was a passionate physician, successful businessman, and innovative software founder. In his spare time, George enjoyed woodworking, model trains and gardening. Every spring, he would plant scores of flats in his greenhouse and then enthusiastically give the flowers away. Some of George and Janet’s favorite memories were of their various international travels with friends. They were particularly fond of their trips to Scotland and Ireland, as well as the annual family reunions in Avalon, NJ which spanned over thirty years. George is survived by his loved ones, daughter, Anne (Scott) Reid; his sons, Holland (Nicolette) Gilmore and James (Gina) Gilmore; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Mary Jane Gilmore. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his son, George H. Gilmore Jr.; and his brothers, Dr. James Gilmore and Samuel Taylor Gilmore. The Gilmore family would like to thank Dr. Gilmore’s loving caregivers, as well as the compassionate guidance of Family Hospice. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 16, 2022 in The Chapel at Homewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the St. Margaret Foundation, 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15215 or a charity of your choice.
Rick Daniel May, 65, went to be with the Lord on January 25, 2022. Born July 27, 1956, in Johnstown. Son of Lee May and the late Zelma May. Husband of Yvonne (Wieczorek) May. Father of Aaron, Amber, and Garrett May. Grandfather of Kelsy, Orion, Otos, and Lee May. Brother of Lynne Clifford, Ginger (Mike) Rose, and Cynthia May. Son-in-law of Sarah Wieczorek. Brother-in-law of Eric (Susan) Wieczorek, Brian (Dianna Denning) Wieczorek, and Margret (Dennis) Harmon. Private service. An amazing fixer of all things, Rick worked with his hands to invent and build solutions. Most of all, he loved his family with all his heart. He is gone fishing now, and we will see him again.
Of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away December 7, 2021.