Charles Matthew Garland

of Penn Hills, age 83, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 21st at his residence, surrounded by family. Born November 3rd, 1934 to Joseph and Rachel (Colucci) Garland. Charles graduated from Westinghouse High School in 1952, where he played football and baseball. After graduation, Charles joined the Army and was stationed in Alaska as a heavy mortar gunner during the Korean War. Upon returning from the service, Charles played for the 1957 season Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League team as pitcher. Charles worked at Westinghouse, where he met Dianne Schafer. They were married on June 7 th , 1958 at Saint Colemans in Turtle Creek. Together they shared over 60 years of happiness. Beloved father of Joseph (Gina), Charles (Keri), and Gregory (Marlene); grandfather to Vincent. Preceded in death by his brothers Anthony “Texas Tony,” Francis “Frankie” and Joseph Garland; survived by sisters Thresa (Jack) Yurman and Angela Lardo; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Charles was a genuinely kind man; a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will always be missed.

Friends received in the William F. Gross Funeral Home, Ltd. 11735 Frankstown Road (at Rodi Road) Penn Hills on Monday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Prayers Tuesday 11:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bartholomew Church, 12 p.m. Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery