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Age 66, of Clairton, peacefully and unexpectedly on Thursday, April 21, 2011. Son of the late John G. and Nellie I.; beloved brother of Sarah Wellinger and Marinell (Richard deceased) Nagle; uncle of Richard J. Nagle; loving, devoted home companion of Maria Campano. Friends may call at FRANK F. DeBOR FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1065 Brookline Blvd., 412-561-0380, MONDAY ONLY 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday at 12 noon in the Church of the Resurrection, 1100 Creedmoore Ave., Pittsburgh, 15226. Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh 15212.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2011.
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May 2, 2011
John was one of the first persons I met when I entered St. Meinrad in 1968. He was walking down the hall imitating a french horn playing "The Ride of the Valkyries". RIP!
Fr. Ted Frison
May 2, 2011
Dear family and friends, John was an especially close friend to me, from early days as a student when I first began teaching, and through the years with less frequent contact but no less affection. I have thought of him often over the many past years since I last saw him in, I think, 1990. May he find the peace that too often eluded him in life.
Fr. Colman Grabert
April 28, 2011
Diana Singer Mueller
Diana Mueller
April 28, 2011
"Papa John", you were like a surrogate dad to me and I will miss you deeply. You exposed me to the arts; plays, ballets, the symphony, and of course chess. I treasure all of those memories and our philosophical conversations. You continue to have a profound and positive influence on me now as much as you did during my formative years. I will miss you my friend...but you will continue to live on through the lives that you have so deeply touched. Thank you. Brian S. Sitko (Captain USMC, Clairton Pa)
April 27, 2011
Our deepest sympathy & prayers are extended to you and your family for the loss of your loved one. May he rest in peace.
Al & Elaine Falcione
April 26, 2011
We are so sad to read of the passing of John. We enjoyed his mentoring while being part of St. Wendelin's CYO. He married us in October 1974. He was a wonderful, friendly, vivacious man and he will always remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Debbie & Bob Zakowski
April 26, 2011
I worked at St. Wendelin's when John was there. He was a friend and a great support during my teen years. He also officated my marriage. Please accept our prayers for John and your family.
Donna & Bill (Rimlinger)Kane
April 26, 2011
I worked at St. Wendelin when John was there. He was young and enthusiastic. He married my husband and I. He was a good man may he rest in peace.
Kathleen Hirt
April 25, 2011
Maria,Sarah and family my deepest sympathy for the loss of John.I am glad I had the pleasure of knowing him. May he rest in peace.
Tia Pander
April 25, 2011
Sarah, Add my sympathy and condolences to you and your family. My wife, Loretta, grew up in St. Wendelin and attended both elementary and high school there. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Frank Vogrin
April 25, 2011
My deepest sympathy to John's family and friends. We lived across the street from each other on Balconade Drive and spent almost every day after school doing homework together. "Johnny" was one of my best friends in high school and I will always remember his brilliance, his talent, his humor and his friendship. May he rest in peace.
Kathy Gilmour
April 25, 2011
Sarah, please accept my prayers for John, and for you and your family on his death. I have many fond memories of how John influenced me when I was a "baby priest." Truly, may he rest in the peace of our risen Savior.
Father Frank Almade
April 24, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Linda Ziccardi
April 24, 2011
God Bless you in peace.
Gary Betz
April 24, 2011
Sarah and family, deepest sympathy and prayers for all.
Suzanne Polen
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