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.Send Flowers Shop Gifts Print Obituary Share Obituary