November 26, 1941 – August 6, 2019
Skala, Barton L. “Butch”, age 77, suddenly on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, of Whitehall, formerly of Bon Air.
Beloved husband of 55 years to Shirley J. (Coberly) Skala; loving father of Sherry J. (John) Locke and Darla J. (James) Stevick; proud and devoted Pap Pap to Hunter B. Stevick, Sabrina J. Locke and Jillian J. Stevick; son of the late Louis and Agatha Skala; brother of Donna Schiavone and Bernadette Padula; cousin of Ronald Mazur. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Bart served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the Air National Guard. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, a retired City of Pittsburgh Motorcycle Police Officer, Kilbuck Township Motorcycle Police Officer, as well as a Stowe Township Police Officer. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #743 (Pin Club), a motorcycle safety instructor and also was the vehicle code instructor for Allegheny County Police Academy and a life-member of the NRA. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. and Friday, August 9, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Interment will be held at a later date in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com