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Bolvin, John O. Ed.D

John O. Bolvin Ed. D, age 87, of Longwood at Oakmont (Plum Borough) and formerly of Point Breeze, Pittsburgh, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 after a brave struggle with Alzheimer’s. Born in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Orvard and Clara (Michels) Bolvin. He was a graduate of Peabody High School and the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. His graduate degrees were from the University of Pittsburgh. After serving in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant in Seoul, Korea, he taught at North Allegheny High School and was Principal of Beaver Jr. High School. He was passionate about education and proud to have been told of the difference he made in the lives of many of his students. Beginning in 1964, he had a long career at the University of Pittsburgh where his titles included Associate Director of the Learning Research and Development Center, Associate Dean of the School of Education, Professor of Education and Dean of the College of General Studies. His many awards and honors included the Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Professor Award in 1996. As a specialist in educational research, development and evaluation, he consulted with a variety of educational institutions and organizations in the US and abroad. In retirement, he was recognized as Emeritus both as a Professor and Dean. Beloved husband for 64 years of Marjorie (Mitchell) Bolvin. Loving father of Joan Bolvin Kelley (Dennis) of Brooklyn, NY and Nancy Bolvin Wolff of Cincinnati, OH. Devoted grandfather of Allison Wolff of Lexington, KY. He is also survived by his brother Dr. Richard E. (Dorie) Bolvin of St. Pasadena, FL. Brother of the late Robert Bolvin, Sarah (the late Al) Stratton, and Jean Davis. Brother-in-law of Betsy Bolvin, David Davis, Charles Mitchell and Robert (Susan Pharr) Mitchell. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their children. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Services and interment in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies were private for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Bidwell Training Center, 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15233; Planned Parenthood, 933 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222; or Longwood at Oakmont, 500 Route 909, Verona, PA 15147. Arrangements by BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. Oakmont.