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Bernard “Bernie” J. Shaughnessy, Sr.

  • On July 16, 2019
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Bernard “Bernie” J. Shaugnhessy, Sr., age 85 of Greentree, PA passed away surrounded by family on Monday, July 15, 2019. Born on March 15, 1934, he was the son of the late John and Anna Shaughnessy. Loving father to Bernard (Melissa) Shaughnessy, Jr., Joy (David) Purificato, Candice (Craig) Sasser, Melody Shaughnessy and Matthew (Jennifer) Shaughnessy. Cherished Pappap to Brendan and Alex Shaughnessy, Paige and Anna Purificato, Brock and Shae Sasser and Parker, Hayden, Amelia  and Connor Shaughnessy. Loving brother to Bernadette Higgins and Regina Sykes. Bernie is also survived by his previous wife Mary Ann Shaughnessy. He was preceded in death by his siblings Mary Elizabeth Roth, Sister Cecilia Shaughnessy S.D.P., Father Sigmund Shaughnessy O.F.M.Cap., Irene Murray, Joesph Shaughnessy, Josephine Laman, Paul Shaughnessy, Pauline Cucinelli, and Father Angelus Shaughnessy O.F.M.Cap.

Starting in 1968, Bernie put Jostens School Products on the map in Western Pennsylvania. He built a successful business that is still in his family today. During his 40 years with Jostens, he built many lifelong friendships, such as his dear friend Jim Jackson who he considered a brother from another mother. Bernie loved attending church, traveling and espeically spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed by all.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Phillips Church, 50 W Crafton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Internment will take place at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Down Syndrome Center at Children’s Hospital.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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11 Comments

Debbie and Doug
  • Jul 17 2019
Dear Family! Our hearts are sadden by the loss of this kind man. Prayers and thoughts of sympathy to all of you during this sad time. May he rest in the hands of the Lord!
Phil & Jill Binotto
  • Jul 17 2019
Bernie and Melissa We are so sorry for your loss. Your father was a great man and I am sure will be missed by all. Kind regards Phil & Jill Binotto
RK Miller
  • Jul 17 2019
Shaughnessy-Family. It was a privilege to have known your father. I will always have vivid memories of him as the ultimate conversationalist. May your own memories be a source of comfort.
Brian Walter
  • Jul 17 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Bernie Sr. was a legend in the Jostens business, and I always enjoyed my visits with him throughout the years.
Harold McGehee
  • Jul 17 2019
Bernie was truly a trailblazer for Jostens and always had time for anyone to talk “shop” or just to socialize. His friends were many and as an old Southern boy, he made me feel included. My sincere condolences to the entire family
Brad Davis
  • Jul 18 2019
So sorry for your loss he will be missed
Erin Marsteller
  • Jul 18 2019
So very sorry for your loss! He was a great man! You all are in our prayers.
Paula Calabrese
  • Jul 18 2019
My sincere prayers and sympathy to the Shaughnessy Family on the loss of dear Bernie Shaughnessy! He was a gentle and loving man with a wonderful sense of humor. I know he will be dearly missed by many. May Heaven be his happy home! Love and prayers always... Paula
Michael Perry
  • Jul 20 2019
Bernie and Joy and the Shaugnhessy Family and Jim Jackson, My sincere condolences over the loss of your father and great friend Bernie Sr. I remember him as a warm, kind, sincere and wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with him and all of you. May God grant him everlasting peace.
Martin O'Malley
  • Jul 22 2019
So sorry for your loss. Such a tough time to go through. May God comfort your entire famiky
Dusty Rhodes
  • Jul 29 2019
I hate to hear of his passing... Bernie was a character PLUS a great businessman and a Jostens leader. He always had a smile and a quick wit on issues. The PA crew of Bernie, Grudi, and Ludwig were men I looked up to. They are the legends of Jostens and partially responsible for the domination of Jostens in the ring business. His silent walk will be missed at Jostens. God bless you all...
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