John L. Volpe Jr.

April 21, 1959 ~ January 23, 2020 (age 60)


John Louis Volpe Jr – Age 60, of West View PA and Sanford FL, died peacefully on Thursday, January 23, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Beloved husband of Kelly Hollander; devoted father of Sabrina Volpe (Ross Gilchriest), dear friend and companion Cynthia Surace -Volpe; son of the late John Louis Volpe and Dorothy (Hardin) Volpe; dear brother of Louis (Peggy) Volpe, Guy (Karen) Volpe, and Kathy (Martin) DeRoy. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

John attended Serra Catholic High School and the University of Pittsburgh; he retained a curious, joyful and adventurous spirit throughout his life.   He cherished his relationship with daughter, Sabrina.  Joh also loved travel, good food, and lively conversation.  He spent more than 30 years in the Pittsburgh food scene:  his “In the Bean” espresso carts at local hospitals and Three Rivers Stadium, along with an organic café, were considered innovative at the time and enabled life-long community relationships.   

Visitation will be on Sunday from 12 Noon to 8 pm at Alfieri Funeral Home, Inc., 201 Marguerite Ave, Wilmerding, Pa 15148, 412-824-4332.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oakland at 10 am on Monday, January 27, 2020.  Please meet directly at the church. Contributions may be made in John’s name to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. Please visit us at, for online condolences.

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January 26, 2020

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Alfieri Funeral Home Inc.
201 Marguerite Ave
Wilmerding, PA 15148

Mass of Christian Burial
January 27, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Paul Cathedral
108 N. Dithridge St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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