Jan A. Double

January 18, 1947 - January 03, 2022

Visitation: Thursday, January 6, 2022, 2-4, 6-8 pm; Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills.

Service: Friday, January 7, 2022, 11 am; Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills


Jan A. Double
Age 74, of McCandless Twp., passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022. Born January 18, 1947, son of the late David and Mary (Neglio) Double. Beloved husband of Patricia (Kane) Double, whom he married on November 13, 1971; loving father of Philip (Destin), Todd (Valarie), and Peter (Nicole) Double; Grampy of Isabella, Hudson, Lyn, and Ryan; brother of Pat (Darla) Double, and Joyce (Paul) Wickles.

Jan Double was born practically perfect in every way on January 18, 1947 to Mary (Neglio) and David Double. He had an older brother, Pat, and a younger sister, Joyce. He graduated from Perry High School in 1964. Shortly thereafter he was drafted and served in the Vietnam War. On June 19, 1967 his squad came under heavy ambush. In the ensuing action he helped evacuate a downed helicopter of wounded soldiers while under heavy fire saving several lives. For these actions he was decorated with a Bronze Star with Valor.

Returning home he began a 42 year long career in data processing and Telecommunications at Mellon Bank, starting in the print pool and ending his career as assistant vice-president. He also met his wife, Patricia, and started a family. They had three boys (Philip, Todd, Peter). He would go on to coach all of them in soccer. He loved all of the Pittsburgh sports teams (even the Pirates), and the soccer team Manchester United.

He was adored by all four of his grandchildren (Isabella, Hudson, Lyn, Ryan). Known for his quick wit and dad jokes, it was not uncommon to hear laughter surrounding him. He was virtually unbeatable in trivial pursuit and prideful over his mastery of useless knowledge. He will be greatly missed.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday from 2-4, 6-8 pm at Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy, North Hills. A Blessing Service will be held Friday at the funeral home at 11 am.

In lieu if flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Jan’s name to Hilman Cancer Center.

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  • Bob and Andrea Hill

    Andi and I were deeply saddened to learn of Jan’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Jan hired me into my first job when I was just weeks out of the military. I will never forget that he took a chance on a green, young veteran with no practical experience at all. For that act of kindness and many more, I will always be grateful and indebted to Jan.

  • Drew Homko

    To all of the Double family, I had the honor of knowing Jan if for a brief time at Mellon. I knew he was decorated veteran and he was always great to work with. My condolences on your loss.

  • Marty Jennings

    So very sad to hear about Jan, our former neighbor and friend.
    Deepest sympathy to Patty, Phillip, Todd and Peter.

  • Sally Skillen

    Dear Patty and Family
    You are in my thoughts and prayers as we mourn Jan’s passing. It is my prayer that fond memories will bring you comfort and peace in the times ahead. Sally

  • Alan Ferguson

    Mrs. Double,
    I was sorry to hear that Jan had passed away. You and Jan were good neighbors to us and my folks for many years.
    Kind Regards,
    Alan Ferguson

  • Chris Straub

    Patty, Phil, Todd and Pete, very sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you all.

    Chris and Leslie Straub

  • John Minor

    Our deepest sympathy to Jan’s family was a great person to work with. John and Peggy Minor

  • Terri & John Cheng

    To Patty and Family,

    Please know we share your loss. Jan was our dear friend and we will miss him.
    Terri & John

  • Eugene Cawoski

    I am so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. God bless and comfort you and your family during this time of sorrow. Please accept my sincere condolences.

    Gene Cawoski

  • Dennis Polisano

    R.I.P. my 9th. Inf. Brother. Sending love and light to friends and family

  • Sam johnson

    Jan was a great guy l served with him at fort Riley and in Vietnam re

  • Robin and Phyllis Ferguson

    Jan and Patty, our neighbors for 15 years, and dearest friends for over 45 years were so special to us in many, many ways. We will miss you Jan, so much.
    Rest In Peace,
    Robin and Phyllis Ferguson

  • Al & Sandy Spencer

    Patty and family,
    Hoping that you’re comforted by fond memories, the caring thoughts of others, and the healing power of time. So very sorry for your loss.
    He might’ve ‘barked’ at times at work, but he knew his stuff and was a softy on the inside.

  • Richard Winter

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort and the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Please accept our condolences.
    Rick & Denise Winter

  • Marty Lippert

    Jan and I worked in the same group back in my Mellon days along with John Joyce, Gene Brown, Dick Swadley and so many other great guys. Jan was terrific not only at his job but in keeping people calm in a crisis.
    My condolences along with all those of the people he worked with back in the day. Life’s events have us move on to other cities and adventures but we always remember the special people. He will be remembered.

 

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