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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.
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Evelyn Perry
Tavon was my best friend. I could talk to him about anything. He always listened. He loved my dogs, and even though Bandit would try and “have his babies” (as he put it) He loved him and Fury with his heart. He always knew how to light up a room. Put a smile on my face, and truly listen. I could be going through a rough time and who would I call Tav. He was always good at giving me advice, and when I invited him to do something he always showed up. I remember the last day I saw him: trying to get him to ride my longboard, him and all the guys playing basketball. After the pool we all went downstairs and we went on the famous “zazz machine” it was said to help burn calories. What it did for us though was make us laugh. When tav came over he always wanted to go on it, I couldn’t understand why. After making us laugh historically we went outside, and he and I went down the drive way as I had gotten him to go on my longboard and got him to ride it down. He looked so happy. He truly loved the outdoors. He always wore his white nike socks and white crocs, it was HIS thing. When he picked up my little Fury, he held her and cuddled her and she loved it. As I write this I can look at her and Bandit as they look off into the distant and they know he’s up there looking at us slant smiling. One of my favorite memories was when I had a couple people over and everyone had left. He was the last one there and it was just the two of us in the basement. Instead of making it awkward as many guys might’ve, he started joking around and singing. He got in my hover board and started playing the uke and singing. I still to this day can’t tell what he was singing. But he sure knew how to make me laugh. I’m forever going to miss him and there’s no pain greater that I’ve experienced then the loss of my angel. Our Angel. He brightened my days when I was definitely not on my good days. He always knew the best ways to cheer me up, even after a crappy track meet. Our facetime calls and 5 below trips were truly the best. I love Tav with my heart. 💜💜💜
You have beyond my deepest sympathies and condolences.
Dia Skarada
Tavon was there for me whenever i needed him. He would listen to me rant all the time and would always be such a great friend. He always was smiling. I am so thankful for the time that i got to spend with him and all the great conversations that we shared. I am so sorry for everyone’s loss. love u sm and will always miss you ❤️
kelsey mcfadden
Tavon was always there whenever you needed him. I would tell him about my day almost every study hall and he would just listen. He never failed to make anyone laugh. He was a great friend. I am so glad I had the blessing of meeting him and being his friend. Rest in peace Tavon❤️🙏
Brady Brazell
To Tavon’s family, I am extremely sorry for your loss and the amount of people Tavon touched, laughed with, and had an impact on is indescribable. Whether it was during school, standing on the field, or sitting in the dugout screaming lord knows what, you made baseball a much more enjoyable place for many. Now I know you are watching over all of those you made smile. I’ll see you in a little bit and in the meantime you can run a pole and play twister with whoever you want to. ❤️
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