March 22, 2017
Robert Gavran (86) of Ross Township (North Hills), Pittsburgh, PA, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Beloved spouse of 61 years to Ruth Gavran(deceased); loving father of Ronald D. Gavran (Bonita), Russell E. Gavran (Leslie) and Richard R. Gavran (Mirra); brother of Eleanor Pugliese (Al); grandfather of Captain Grant Gavran, Courtney Gavran, Benjamin and Grace Gavran. He was the son of Joseph and Francis Gavran of Mt. Oliver & Carrick, PA. Bob was a graduate of Brentwood High School Class of 1948. Bob worked at Herbick & Held Printing Company as a lithographer, located on the Northside of Pittsburgh for over 30 years, and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) as an instructor in research & development. Bob married the late Ruth (Shimkets) Gavran of the Northside of Pittsburgh in 1954. Bob was involved with his wife at the Lithuanian Society of Pittsburgh. Bob’s pride and joy was raising three sons. He attended many baseball games and band concerts over the years, and was his sons’ biggest fan. Bob’s love for his grandchildren kept him interested and involved in their lives. Bob was very busy in his spare time fixing up old Volkswagens and working on the family cars along with various projects. Bob also acted as a general contractor of the construction of 2 of his families homes. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, sports and getting together with family & friends. He was a huge fan and loved watching the local sports teams. He will be greatly missed. Friends will be received Sunday March 26th, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills. Pittsburgh, PA 15229, Mass of Christian Burial in St. Teresa of Avila Church Monday March 27th, 10 a.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National MS Society.