Edwin P. Monteverde, Jr

Age 73, of Ohio Twp., passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2023. Son of the late Edwin, Sr. and Marianne (Breitenbach) Monteverde; he was the beloved husband for 52 years of Debra ( Herdman) Monteverde; loving father of Debbie (Keith) Dolecki, Kelly (Thomas) Goldie, and the late Michael Monteverde; proud grandfather of Taylor, Cooper, Chase and Danica; brother of Aimee Henry (late Daniel), Pamela Bowers (Dennis), the late Roslyn White (Richard and Janet), Albert Monteverde (Marcia), Peter Monteverde (Edie) and Marianne Gaus (Kerry); Ed is also survived by many loving relatives and countless friends.

Ed built a beautiful life with his wife Debby starting way back when they first met at Carmassi’s at the young age of 16 & 17. After graduating from the Culinary Institiute of America in New Haven, Connecticut, Ed began his culinary career. This astounding career spanned over 51 years including catering to the family and friends of the North Boros for the past 36 years as owner of Monteverde Catering with his wife Debby. Monteverde Catering is a staple in our community in times of celebration and mourning and it was built upon the culinary philosophies of Ed’s training and experience and will continue to serve the community for the years to come. Outside of the kitchen, Ed was a proud father and husband who enjoyed hunting, fishing, campfires, cooking for friends, and spending time at his camp. Over the years, Ed has welcomed many to his camp, this place brought him such joy, and the opportunity to share his knowledge with anyone that was willing to listen.

Nothing made Ed’s face light up more than when he spent time with his grand babies, and he heard them calling for “Pappy” from the front door. Becoming a pap was his favorite role.

Ed left an imprint on each person he met and will be truly missed.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 5-7PM at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 806 Perry Hwy., Pgh., PA 15229. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Forest Foundation.

Mark Allen Pinto

Age 57, of Bellevue, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2023.

Mark learned a lot from the many adventures of his teenage years, which included everything from climbing cliffs and hopping freight trains to going to punk rock concerts all over Pittsburgh. These experiences made him as good of a resource as any book you could pull off a shelf. He could tell you something interesting about almost anything—especially music. Although Mark always held books and music close to his heart, what came before any book or record was his absolute pride and joy, his son, Bill.

Mark was an incredibly loving and enthusiastic father. He cheered Bill on at every step, encouraged all his interests, and shared in the excitement of many activities with Bill just as if he was experiencing them again for the first time. You could see and feel this joy that was just as bright-eyed as a kid on Christmas morning.

Mark had a lot to left to share and even more goals he wanted to reach. And he had a unique approach to getting there. He was the perfect mix of pessimism and persistence—knowing what he needed to go up and over any obstacle. If the hill got taller, Mark peddled harder because he saw past the peak to the other side of the hill. Bill was always on the other side of the hill. Everything Mark did, he did for Bill. If we all experienced, even for one moment, an ounce of the love Mark had for Bill, our hearts would be forever full.

Despite any limitations he had, Mark looked forward to getting out and doing things. These didn’t have to be big things—just things that balanced him and brought him both peace and motivation in the same breath. Biking, gardening, and fishing meant the world to him, and stops like Bicycle Heaven and Gus & Yiayia’s in the North Side often topped his list. Mark spent his final days in the North Side being cared for in the community that he and his family shared a love of as their common ground. Mark was a Pinto at heart; he had a tough and stubborn exterior with a lot of affection tucked underneath.

Mark was born on October 20, 1965, and was the son of Walter E. Pinto, Jr., and the late Hazel G. Pinto. He is survived by his partner, Stephanie Lehnerd and son, Bill Pinto; his brother, Ed Pinto; sisters, Stephanie (Tom) Stever and Regina (Ryan) Merkey; and extended family and friends who will all miss him dearly.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, March 10, 2023, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the McDONALD-LINN FUNERAL HOME, 529 California Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15202. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Union Dale Cemetery.

If you want to help with funeral and burial costs, kindly donate to Mark’s gofundme. If we raise more than we need, young Bill will receive the rest.