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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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Gregory Mineard
Tavon was one of the most positive kids I’ve ever met. From playing soccer to seeing him around school, he always brought that positivity. Our friendship started with our car rides to Youthtowne for soccer practice. We would sit together on the bus on the way to games. We had already talked about how much fun we were going to have during this upcoming soccer season and it breaks me to know he won’t be there. This season is all for you and I know you’ll be watching over me. I always saw his brightening smile in the mornings before school. That same smile would still be on his face when we all sat together at lunch. I know he’d want us all to be happy and spread that smile along. The memories he gave me and the bond we created will stay with me forever. He felt like a little brother to me. He helped me so much and I’m glad to call him family. May he rest with God and may we meet again soon. I love you forever buddy 💜
Jennifer Persuitte
To the Lane Family, you don't know us, but, sadly, we know your pain and are so sorry that you are enduring such suffering because of your tragic and devastating loss. We will, most assuredly, keep you in our prayers and thoughts. The realization that your son is with the angels is little consolation when he should be with you. God be with you all and give you the strength to go on. Your children need you. We are offering our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies. The family of Samantha Persuitte, 10 yr old girl who collapsed on the soccer field on April 2nd and changed our lives forever.
Tracey Giovanini
Matt, Lisa and family, we are heartbroken to hear about Tavon. For the short time that Luca knew him while playing with the Titans, he considered him a good friend and teammate and will miss him. We will be out of town for the service, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. The Giovanini Family
Dave Ciabattoni
Coach Matt, Lisa, Colby & Julia…..Our deepest condolences! - Dave, Dom & Heather Ciabattoni
Connie & Essie
Our hearts hurt for the family. Although we have never had the opportunity to meet this young man, it sounds like he was an amazing person! Sending our deepest condolences! Hugs and love to Bonnie & John and all whose hearts are broken! 🫂
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