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Tavon Matthew Lane

  • On July 22, 2022

Tavon Matthew Lane, our beloved son, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. He was 15 years old, and a student at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH) High School. He was a graduate of St. Philip School and a member of St. Philip Roman Catholic Parish in Crafton. He is survived by his parents, Matthew and Lisa (Waskiewicz) Lane, of Pittsburgh; brother, Colby Lane; sister, Julia Lane; maternal grandparents, Edward and Ann Louise (Shubick) Waskiewicz; paternal grandparents, John and Bonnie (White) Lane; aunts and uncle, Rhonda Waskiewicz; Andrea (Lane) and Roy Pape; his loving cousins Ainsley Pape, Micah Pape, and Lucah Pape; and his dog, Blaze.

Tavon loved spending time with his family and friends, playing soccer and baseball, and enjoying everything that the outdoors had to offer. Even though he was a city kid, he found himself most at peace when he was in the woods – camping, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, and sitting by the campfire listening to music. He was adored and admired by his younger brother and sister, who he cherished with all of his heart.

His sweet infectious smile lit up rooms and warmed hearts. He brought out the best in everyone without even trying. He touched the hearts of so many. He was truly an angel who walked the earth.

He was love. He was kindness. He was compassion. He was laughter. Our love. Our life. Our Tavy. The world is not as bright without you. We will always love you, you are in our hearts forever!

Family and friends are welcome Monday, July 25, 2022 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, 5405 Steubenville Pike, McKees Rocks, PA 15136, 412-787-1800.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 10 am at Saint Philip Roman Catholic Parish, 50 W Crafton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15205. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tavon’s memory to The National Forest Foundation, https://www.nationalforests.org, Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation, https://jdrf.org/ or Food Allergy Research and Education at https://www.foodallergy.org/.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.
Please watch Tavon’s tribute video by clicking below:

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Carol Druga
To the entire Lane Family, To begin my deepest sympathy!😢 My heart is broken with the loss of your dear Tavon. It was my absolute pleasure of having Tavon in my 1A class at St. Philip School. I will always remember his cute First Grade smile each and every day, his hard work ethic, his “perfect” First Grade printing, and many more attributes. Tavon was always so kind to everyone but it never surprised me once I met his wonderful and loving parents. I will also remember his talents at the SPS Talent shows. Tavon and the entire family will always be in my thoughts and prayers.🙏💕
Austin Hansen
Tavon was a light in a dark world. I would enjoy the simple things with this kid and saw so much of myself in him. He loved everything he did and put his full heart into it. He cared about others before himself and for sacrifice for his family and friends. I always kept and eye on him and felt like a mentor to him on the OLSH baseball team. The simple talks and guidance given to him in the outfield made me love the him. The Charger Baseball will never be the same without the bundle of joy that was Tavon. His love and passion for all that he did made me enjoy his presence. Now he will rest in a place that is filled with love and passion. I love you Tav the next season if for you buddy. Now go hit some gap shot with our Lord, I’ll join in a little bit.❤️
Lucas Pingree
I’m so sorry for your loss Tavon was awesome to be around and I enjoyed being around him and getting to know him through baseball during my first year at olsh. He always had a smile on his face and was always positive and making people laugh and having fun.
Joey Daeschner
Tavon was a great friend a teammate, he always made practices and games a little bit brighter.
Nate Schmid
Tavon always put a smile on my face, whether if it was when we ran into each other at school, in study hall, or at baseball. He never failed to make me smile, and he was a very mature man at such a young age. There was never a day where I didn’t see Tavon with a smile on his face or have a positive attitude. You could never tell if he was having a good or bad day because he was always positive, which reflected on the people around him. Tavon will be missed dearly by everyone, and I’ll never forget the impact he had on my life in the short time we knew each other❤️.
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