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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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Joe Spoto
Matt, Lisa & family - our condolences go out to you and your family in this time. You are are in our thoughts and prayers always. Tavon was an amazing kid and we are grateful to have met him. His smile was infectious and what we’ll remember most.
Nate Warecki
Tavon was a great friend and teammate and I am so blessed that I was able to play with him. He was always a happy kid, he was funny, and he really just made everyone smile. He was all around a great kid. I will always miss our conversations in the outfield and dugout. He was truly a great player and a great person to be around. I am so sorry for your loss and speaking for all of the students at OLSH, we will all miss him. Our school is not going to be the same without him because he was loved by everyone and always put a smile on our faces. He will always be remembered for the great kid he was.
kaylee kauffman
tavon would make me laugh every time we crossed paths, he never failed to put a smile on anybodies face. I’ll miss you tav .. watch over all of us.❤️
I love you tavon 💕💕.
Gino Williams
Tavon was a great kid, friend and teammate. He put me and everyone else around him in a better mood all the time. His smile was contagious and he always knew how to make everyone laugh. I will try to carry his smile with me throughout my everyday life. He always looked on the bright side of things even when things weren’t going to good. I will miss tavon on the field and just around everyday. I will be thinking about him every time I step on field. I am so very sorry for your loss you guys will be in my prayers
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