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Barry "Bak" Schiavo

July 2, 1928 ~ January 3, 2018 (age 89)

Barry "Bak" Schiavo, 89, of Irwin passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 3, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 2, 1928 in Irwin, a son of the late Thomas and Lena (Pace) Schiavo. In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his wife of 55 years, RoseMarie (Mondelli) Schiavo along with ten brothers and sisters. Surviving are his two children Jennifer (Rick) Tavares and John (Joni) Schiavo; four grandchildren whom were the apple of his eye Johnny (Lacie) Tavares, Cori (Stush) Gorski, Eugene (Candace) Ferri and Kate (K.C.) Neidigh; six great-grandchildren whom he adored and got such enjoyment out of Tristyn and Trayce Tavares, Santino and Valentina  Gorski, John Neidigh and Angelina Ferri; and several nieces and nephews. Barry was a loving and devoted husband and father. Family was everything to him as he took great pride in being there 100% and instilling family values to them. His greatest enjoyment was going to every sporting event of his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids and cheering them on from the stands. Barry proudly served his country in the US Army. He was the owner of Barry's Bar in Pitcairn for over 40 years and enjoyed working there daily alongside of his wife. He enjoyed shooting pool, playing cards with his buddies and family and watching and playing all sports. He was extremely proud of being point guard for his Irwin High School Class as they won the State Championship in basketball. Barry will be remembered for his huge heart and his great devotion to his family in which his fun, generous and loving personality will live on through all of them. Friends will be received from 2-8 PM Sunday at Alfieri Funeral Home Inc. 201 Marguerite Ave Wilmerding 412-824-4332. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 9:30 AM in St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Barry will be laid to rest in New St. Joseph Cemetery with Military Honors. 

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