Joseph M. Bosle

January 5, 1943 ~ April 28, 2020 (age 77)



1/5/1943 to 4/28/2020 - Joseph Martin Bosle was the son of Joseph Peter Bosle and Mary Margret Larner.  He was raised on the South Side, in the area known as Billy Buck Hill, along with his sister Kathleen (Al Kozusko) and his brother John who preceded him in death.  After graduating from South Side High, he joined the Army and was stationed in New York, where he met the love of his life, Ingebjorg Egenes.  They married August 8, 1964, at St. Michaels and soon started their family: Joann Mary (Dan Haggerty), Joseph Eric and Brian Keith (Traycee Moorhouse); they provided him with his beloved grandchildren and the name he loved most Pupup:  Gesina (Shane Peterman), Hanna (James Ragano), Ericka Bosle, Kaitlin (Michael Payton), Jonathan, Lily and Rowan Bosle.  In turn, they provided him even more joy with great-grandchildren:  Sofia and Eivind Peterman, Elena Ragano, Zoey Taylor, Brayden Mattei and Mikah Payton.  He worked for Mesta Machine until they closed and then for SCI Pittsburgh (Western Penitentiary) until his retirement.  His jokes, pranks and his love will be greatly missed by all that knew him. 

Visitation and services are private by family invitation only.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Arrangements by Frank F. DeBor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.; 412-561-0380;

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