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Monty Steven Crivella

September 15, 2022


Monty Steven Crivella, 71, of Pittsburgh, PA passed away on Thursday September 15th, 2022.  Monty was born on September 7, 1951, the son of Lillian Marie Walzer Crivella and Joseph Eugene Crivella.  He was married to Mary Crivella, now deceased, and they lovingly raised two surviving children Tess Dunlap and Eric Crivella (Jennifer).  Monty is survived by 2 grandchildren, Tyler and Sydney Crivella. He is also survived by former sister-in-law Dorothy Dunlap. He is survived by three siblings, Joseph Crivella (Catherine), Gene Flaherty (Martin) and Arthur Crivella (Martha). Monty also leaves behind his best friend and partner David Hairhoger, nieces Rebecca Schaerli, Jean Flaherty, Jordan Crivella and Quinn Crivella, nephews Ryan Crivella and Benjamin Crivella, beloved companion Bonnie and numerous friends.

 Monty was an intellectual, scholar and student of human nature.  He was devoted to family and friends and could always be relied upon for support, advice and a helping hand.  In many small ways, his contributions and support can be felt and seen in the numerous ways he helped others. Monty was an ardent supporter of justice for all, the rights of women, social equality, LGBTQIA rights, and civil rights.  Monty deeply felt injustices experienced by others and often counseled others through difficult times. He was not only celebrated for his good counsel, but also his unique perspective, genuine advice, strength, resilience and selfless acts of kindness, love and care for others.  His wit, cantankerousness, and smile will be missed by everyone he touched.

 The sun shines a little less bright with his passing. Funeral and interment are private. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (

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