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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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William and Marlene Edwards
So very sorry for your great loss of your son, brother. Grandchild. My heart and prayers are with you all. RIP Tavon.
Kelly Loney
We are so saddened by the loss of Tavon. I still remember the times that he and sarah were on a relay together swimming. Always smiling, always having fun! I am here if you need anything. All our love and prayers today and always.
Nancy Stewart
I am so sorry.It's an unimaginable loss.
Marshall Schmid
Knowing Tavon for 6 years, he became one of my brothers. He was one of the few I could talk to about anything. We had a lot of moments. Whether it was walking my neighborhood on Halloween, or playing airsoft together, or going out to random events. I will cherish all of them. He was one of the few I could really relate to in life with everything. We had so much in common, yet still lived very different lives. Even though he had many new friends at OLSH, he never forgot about his St. Philip friends. I am humbled to say we were very close and knew each other for 6 years. Tavon won't ever be forgotten by any of us. He impacted me so much and only now I can realize how much he did.
Kathie & Ed
So very sorry for your tragic loss. Ed and I hold you in our thoughts and hearts through this difficult time.
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