Eloise B. Kyper Funeral Home, P.C. - Glenshaw
2702 Mt Royal Blvd
Glenshaw, PA 15116
(412) 486-9086


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Age 89 of Hampton Twp., on Saturday, February 23, 2013 after a battle with pneumonia, followed by a stroke. Beloved husband of Marie (Downs) Deasy and the late Maxine Benson Deasy; he is survived by daughter, Deborah Ann Deasy of McCandless; son, Mark Charles (Andrea) Deasy of Shaler; and daughter-in-law, Jane Anne (Herb) Deasy of Yorktown, VA; nine grandchildren, Christopher, Jonathan, Brendan, and Davis Deasy of Shaler, Andrew, Joanna and Katerina Deasy of Yorktown, VA, Lisa Marie (David) Campo of Burke, VA, and US Marine Captain Robert A. (Rebecca) Deasy IV of Jeffersonville, IN. Mr. Deasy was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia (Klemens) Baczewski and his son, Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Robert A. Deasy III. Son of the late Robert Ambrose and Margaret (Conlon) Deasy. Formerly of Shadyside and Morningside. Mr. Deasy was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, where he was drum major of the school's marching band. A WWII veteran, Mr. Deasy co-piloted B24 liberators, and flew 11 missions with the US Army Air Corps 489 Bomb Group, based in Halesworth, Suffolk, England. He spoke of his war experiences to groups of students in the Fox Chapel area and Hampton School districts. After the war, Mr. Deasy received a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Pittsburgh and worked as a reporter for United Press International. He joined Westinghouse Electric Corporation, where he worked for nearly 35 years in the firm's public relations and corporate communications department. A highlight of his career was representing Westinghouse at the launch of Apollo 11 space mission, for which Westinghouse developed the camera that filmed the first steps on the moon. After retiring from Westinghouse, Mr. Deasy became a docent at Clayton and lead tours of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. Mr. Deasy was past district governor of Serra International and organization of Lay Catholics who worked to promote religious vocations. He volunteered with the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, where he also served as an usher and was a Eucharist Minister at the Vincentian Home in McCandless. In 2003, Mr. Deasy received the Manifesting the Kingdom Award, from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. Friends received Tuesday and Wednesday at 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at KYPER FUNERAL HOME, 2702 Mt. Royal Blvd. at Mt. Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw, where Parish Wake Service will be held on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Prayer on Thursday morning at 9:15 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 2510 Middle Rd., Glenshaw at 10 a.m. Interment with military honors, Assumption of St. Mary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Serra Club of Pittsburgh, 2900 Noblestown Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15205 or the St. Vincent De Paul Society of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Feb. 25 to Feb. 27, 2013
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