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.