Robert Vincent Lamanna

August 11, 1939 - August 13, 2022

Visitation: Thursday, August 18, 2022, 3-7 pm; Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills.

Service: Friday, August 19, 2022, 10:30 am; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, St. Teresa of Avila Church

Robert Vincent Lamanna, age 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 13, 2022, in his home in McCandless. Bob was born in Shadyside on August 11, 1939, son of the late Frank and Antoinette (Fratto) Lamanna. He is the devoted father of Michael and Gina (Edwin) Kilpela and proud “Granddad” of Devin and Graham Kilpela. He is survived by his siblings Mary (late Robert) Wolf, Jean Lamanna, Helen (late Earl) McKinley, and Louis (Marlene) Lamanna, and his dear companion Peggy Sapp and her family, as well as the many nieces and nephews to whom he was fondly “Uncle Bobby.” Bob also endeared himself to all of his friends and neighbors with his kindness and loyalty. A devout Catholic and parishioner, Bob’s faith was followed only by his love of Pittsburgh sports or any game featuring his grandsons.

Bob graduated from Central Catholic High School before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. After an honorable discharge, Bob became the co-owner of a recruiting business that he dedicated himself to for over 25 years. In 1974, Bob and his family settled in Allison Park, where he lived until his passing. If he wasn’t working on his well-manicured lawn, Bob was on the baseball fields, where he was a fixture for generations of youth ballplayers who all remember him as a dedicated coach and umpire, but more importantly, an ever-supportive fan.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday from 3-7 pm at Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10:30 am, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, St. Teresa of Avila Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Bob’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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  • Joe Daquelente

    To Bobby’s family. I am saddened to hear he passed. We graduated Central together in 58. Never saw him again till we reconnected about 4 years ago at Club Julian. What a humble man. I had the good fortune to speak with him the day before his birthday last week. I thanked him again for his support to have Dr. West perform my surgery on the 17th.We talked about God and we both agreed that our lives were in his hands. God Bless all of you and the young baseball boys. Joe D.

  • Richard Wolf

    My condolences and sympathy on hearing the passing of my Godfather, uncle and a wonderful person. He will be in my thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Uncle Bob.

  • Lori Rooney and Family

    Gina, We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We all enjoyed talking to him at the boys’ baseball games. He got to watch Graham hit many homeruns this season! He will be missed! My heart goes out to you and your family. Take Care! Our deepest sympathy,, Lori, Tim and Shane Rooney

  • Patricia Bracaliello

    My condolences to the Lamanna family. My brother was friends with Bob. We grew up on Murray Hill Ave and was friends with the guys and gals from Shadyside. A great neighborhood with a lot of good people.

    Pat Noonan Bracaliello

  • Angie Riccelli

    I have fond memories from our childhood with Bobby and family. My deepest condolences to the family.
    Angie Riccelli

  • Nina Sapar

    Sorry for your loss. RIP

  • Dave Pavlesic

    When I moved to Shadyside at the tender age of eight years old, we lived on Howell Street and Bob was my neighbor right across the street from me. Bob was my very first boy friend. We played baseball, football, hockey and basketball on Howe Street, that was our diamond. During basketball season Bob would get a bushel basket from his Pops garage and cut the bottom out, then we nailed it on the telephone pole and we played Basketball until the basket fell off. I later moved away from Shadyside but I always stayed in touch with Bob. We did a lot of things together growing up, and I’ll cherished those memories for ever. This past year, Bob and I spoke almost daily, and what really hurts, —-after I left church this past Saturday evening, I called Bob from the church parking lot To tell him I said an extra prayer for him because he was having heart surgery on Tuesday, only his neighbor Tony answered the phone and gave me the sad news. Bob I’ll love you forever buddy and one day, we’ll play ball again in heaven. Semper Fi Marine. Your buddy Dave.

  • Dubby Natili

    RIP dear Bobby👏


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