January 01, 1970

Joseph M. McBurney
Of McCandless Twp. Passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa on December 30, 1932. Son of the late Michael “Joe” and Catherine Nora McBurney. Beloved husband of 49 years to Maureen (Hastings) McBurney; loving father of Michael Joseph McBurney and Nora Ann McBurney; brother of the late Katherine and Elizabeth “Sis” McBurney.
Joe professionally  trained and much celebrated tenor; veteran of the 3rd Armored Division; English teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools for 34 years, with a Masters in English from the University of Pittsburgh. Memorial gifts may be made to The Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Avenue,Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
Friends received Monday, 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home, Inc., 806 Perry Hwy, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Sebastian Church, Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m.

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  • Anne Marie Flaherty Brooks

    Dear Michael,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I know he was a loving father and of course a great tenor. No words can express how much you will miss him.

  • Noreen Corcoran-McCluskey

    On behalf of the Corcorans, we send our deepest sympathy to the McBurney family. May all of your memories bring you comfort, and may he rest in peace.
    Noreen Corcoran-McCluskey
    (Pete & Sarah’s daughter)

  • Fr John McKenna

    My prayers and sympathy. Joe was a wonderful man. May he live in Peace 🕊️
    Fr. John McKenna

  • Judy Mullin

    Deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband and father.( I am a volunteer at LSP)

  • David Brink

    Joe was a class act whether singing or teaching. It was an honor to teach under him at Allegheny High School and with him at Langley High School.

  • Aine Gaffney.

    DearNora,Sincere condolences on the loss of your father Joseph,May He Rest in Peace.

  • tracey loesch

    To my cousins Maureen, Michael and Nora. Thoughts go out to you at this time. We were not only neighbors but our cousins too. Love goes out to you.


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