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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

McCloskey, John Edward, III

John Edward McCloskey III, passed away Tuesday, January 22, after being diagnosed with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer in August, at the home of his sister, Janet McCloskey Carlisle in Penn Hills. John was born June 11, 1945 in Pittsburgh to the late Josephine (Yorke) and John E. McCloskey. All four of his grandparents were Lithuanian immigrants. He lived in Oakmont until the family moved to Springdale in 1951. John graduated from Springdale High School in 1962 and from Amherst College in 1966. After attending Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island in 1968, he served in the Navy for three years during the Viet Nam War, stationed in the Philippines and Qui Nhon, Viet Nam as Lieutenant JG. For the past thirty years he made his home in Manhattan, New York City, working in international corporate banking to help finance new companies and enable greater employment opportunities. He and his sister, Janet, established the Josephine and John McCloskey Scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh, awarded each year through the Lithuanian Nationality Room Committee. John loved languages, traveling, reading, music, photography and walking. As a youth, he joined the Springdale United Presbyterian Church and then attended various churches in New York City. He is survived by his loving sister Janet McCloskey (David) Carlisle; two nieces: Eva Lorini of Austin, Texas, and Emily Lorini (Mateo Husted) of Coberg, Germany; a paternal aunt: Tessie Lincavage; dear cousins: Lorie Dunford, Gail (Jeff) Patrick, Robert Fitzsimmons, Jack (Barb) Zaharawicz, Karen (Jeff) Miller, all of Cleveland, Ohio; Judy Applegate (Doug Paxton) of Newbury Park, California; Pat Hothem of Portand, Maine; Robert Miller of Round Rock, Texas; and David Miller of Magnolia, Mississippi, Cynthia Merrick of Bethlehem, Connecticut. A special thank you to the Hillman Cancer Center, and his family especially appreciates the devotion and services of Bridges Hospice and Bridges Home Health. Friends and relatives will be received on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Services will be 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home on Saturday, January 26, 2019 with the Rev. Robert Ruefle, pastor of the Mt. Hope Community Presbyterian Church in Penn Hills, assisted by Rev. David L.H. Carlisle, John’s brother-in-law, retired pastor of Springdale United Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow with Military Honors in the Verona Cemetery, Oakmont. Memorial donations may be made to the Josephine and John McCloskey Memorial Scholarship for University of Pittsburgh students to study, intern or conduct research abroad. Checks may be made out to University of Pittsburgh (McCloskey Memorial Scholarship on memo line) and sent to Scholarship Administrator/Committee Relations, Nationality Rooms Program, University Center for International Studies/University of Pittsburgh, 4200 Fifth Avenue -1209 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.