Philip “Pete” Baer

July 01, 2018

Visitation: Sunday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills

Service: Monday 10 a.m. in St. Sebastian Church

Philip Baer of Glenshaw passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Husband of the late Mary Agnes (Baker) Baer; father of Karen M. Poole (Douglas), Kathleen L. Berg (and the late Larry), Brian P. Baer (Peter), James H. Baer, Linda J. Vertullo (Robert) and Michael W. Baer (Amy); brother of the late Helen Heagy and Jane Baer; proud grandfather of Elizabeth Van Dyke (Cameron), Eric Poole (Jennifer), Everett Poole (Sue), Matthew Crivella (Kristina), Robert Vertullo (Christina), Melissa Beck (Christian) and the late Andrew Crivella. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren.

Pete was a behind the scene pioneer in the Pittsburgh television industry working over 30 years starting with WDTV (Dumont) and later KDKA TV as a television engineer. His interest in radio and later television began as a young teen in Manchester when he became a ham radio operator under the call sign of W3NJO broadcasting for nearly 80 years. He began his career in radio as a sound engineer at WJAS He was proud of his Navy service during WWII and the Korean War. Pete also enjoyed flying and scuba diving.

Friends received 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home, INC., 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Sebastian Church, Monday 10 a.m.

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  • Deborah Weaver, Angela Kersnick

    Our condolences to the entire Baer extended family on the passing of a truly great man and father. We are so sorry we cannot attend to pay our respects due to health reasons and previous engagement. Be assured we will be thinking of you, and offer prayers for your family to gather in strength and love. We believe your dad has begun his next journey and is called home to unite with your dear mother–Love is a force in the universe that never dies-it just changes forms. Today he is home in a new way, as we surely will know one day ourselves. Then we that love will all be together and home.5SZB


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