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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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Joseph Harper
I am deeply saddened for the loss of your son Tavon. I cannot imagine the grief your family is going through. May you find comfort in knowing that Tavon is at peace in Heaven safe in the arms of his Heavenly Father.
Heather Olander
This is an immeasurable loss. Tavon was one of the nicest & sweetest young men I will ever have the pleasure of knowing. My heart shattered when I learned this. I’m proud to say that he was and will remain a best friend of my sons. I’m so happy he was a part of Henry’s life. And I’m so happy I got to know him a little more this year. He always acknowledged me so sweetly. It was a blessing knowing you Tavon. I know you will watch over those you loved. You are forever loved and will never be forgotten. Rest well sweetheart. I’ll be looking out for your mom ♥️ Heather Olander - aka Henry’s mom
Cindy matlock
Our family would like to extend our deepest condolences. My son is heart broken as they were friends at OLSH. Many many prayers are being lifted for all of you. Cindy, Alex and Dylan Matlock
Allan J Pontiere
I am so very sorry and heart broken. I had Tavon in a study hall last year at OLSH. He was a kind young man and greeted me every day with a warm hello and a smile every time he walked into my classroom. My sincere deepest sympathy. I wish you peace during this very difficult time. My thoughts and my prayers are with you and your family.
Phil McCarren
I am so very sorry for your loss. I extend my deepest sympathy and condolences on behalf of myself and the OLSH Baseball program. Tavon was a wonderful young man. It was a great pleasure to have had him as a student and as member of our baseball team at OLSH. He was a joy to have around. He had a great personality. He was loved by all of his teammates and the coaching staff. Please be assured of my continued prayers for all of your family. May God give you His consolation and peace at this difficult time.
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