Dear Chris and Ed and families,
We wanted to express our deepest sympathy upon learning of your father’s death. Hearing this news gave me a chance to reflect
and think about the interesting ways our lives have intersected, from living “down the alley” from you in Regent Square to the memories of your father’s family and home on Beechwood Boulevard and the strong family friendship between the Wagner family and the Gannons which probably stretches back nearly 100 years. My grandparents home was on Monitor and they always walked through the yard of your grandparents on their way to the bus stop or church at Saint Philomena. My aunts and uncles knew your dad’s family very well too. Your grandmother was my mother’s godmother and in fact my grandmother had such regard for your grandmother that May is my mom’s middle name. I can still picture your dad in his trench coat with briefcase in hand as he walked up Hutchinson after getting off the PAT bus in the evenings. And of course we remember how involved he was with the Irish Centre. How fitting that his birthday was on Saint Patrick’s Day! My parents Jack and Connie Kunz and my aunt Doris Wagner Springer and my uncles Buzz and Roger also send their condolences.
With heartfelt sympathy, Mike and Gretchen Short
To the Gannon Family,
Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Ed. He always had a smile on his face and was willing to always lend a hand. He will be missed.
I knew Ed from the Irish Centre of Pittsburgh.
Anna Marie McMuldren