John F. Slater Funeral Home

John F. Slater Funeral Home


They can help you get here. John F. Slater Funeral Home has been serving the families surrounding Pittsburgh with understanding and compassion. They offer green burials honoring the choices of families and giving them the option.
Yesterday over 75 new were made across four sessions throughout ! Thank you to the Champions who led the sessions, our new friends, and the host organizations for their commitment to being dementia-friendly!

Together we are spreading knowledge and awareness across our Commonwealth!

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In keeping with family tradition of more than 100 years of service to surrounding communities, the John F.

Slater Funeral Home will continue to provide personalized service of the highest quality and standard to those we are privileged to serve. We firmly believe in the value of the funeral process and are committed to maintaining an atmosphere of caring, compassion, sensitivity, and understanding so that families we serve may freely, openly, and honestly express themselves and their emotions. We offer

Operating as usual


Last week to register for this informative event with organizational expert Jill Yesko Diana of Discover Organizing


Our annaul collection drive runs through the month of November. When you are out shopping, please remember our deployed troops by purchasing an item or two.

Photos from Julian Gray Associates's post 10/05/2022

Thank you Julian Gray Associates for a wonderful presentation.

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes 09/26/2022

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

Motivation Monday from TED TALKS

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present mome...


We often have families sharing resources. This is one that has been mentioned before.

All grief is valid. We do not need to compare our experiences. Instead, we can come together with more understanding, compassion, and curiosity.

Clear Mourning is dedicated to shifting the culture of grief through awareness, innovation, and support. Join us in our mission by liking this post, following our social media pages, sharing with loved ones, or simply taking some time to tend to your own grief.


Schedule of Brentwood 4th of July Celebration.


Community Shred-it Day is Saturday. Destroy those documents safely.


The Still Remembered Project continues to do such great work.

This Father’s Day, which is June 19th, 2022, the Still Remembered project is honoring bereaved fathers. 💙💗

For you, a father that has had a baby pass away due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death, we would love to send you a card to honor you this Father’s Day.

Kindly provide us some information in the form linked below.



We are sharing Passport to Pittsburgh, LLC upcoming "All Aboard" Tour. A WWII Re-Enactment Train on the Scenic Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad. Complete details can be found on the flier or visit

Photos from John F. Slater Funeral Home's post 05/30/2022

Today we honor and give thanks for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.


We are hoping for skies this blue tomorrow morning at 9:00 am. Please join us for our Memorial Day Tribute.


Five days until our Memorial Day Tribute. Please join us and start your day with remembrance. Refreshments served beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Photos from It's okay, not to be okay.'s post 05/06/2022

Remember Mother’s Day can be hard when you are grieving.


During the month of May, we are honored to share photos of veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country.

SSG Nathaniel J. Nyren was KIA in Baghdad, Iraq on December 28, 2004 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was serving the US Army, 1st Cavalry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas. He was 31.

If you would like to share a photo with us, please email [email protected]. We would be proud to include their name, branch, unit, and any other information about their service that you may wish to provide.

Mobile uploads 04/27/2022

Mobile uploads


Let’s get better at grief.

Speaking Grief produced by WPSU Penn State with philanthropic support from The New York Life Foundation. We are showing this documentary today at The Whitehall House. Contact us for future dates.


Pleae join us for this documentary. Registration is requested.


Please be sure to register.

Photos from John F. Slater Funeral Home's post 12/22/2021

We illuminated the Winter Solstice. There is light to come after darkness.

An ice cream man died of cancer. A funeral procession of ice cream trucks honored ‘the king’ 12/21/2021

An ice cream man died of cancer. A funeral procession of ice cream trucks honored ‘the king’

A funeral procession of ice cream trucks honored this ice cream man.

An ice cream man died of cancer. A funeral procession of ice cream trucks honored ‘the king’ During a funeral procession in London, jingles from ice cream trucks, driven by colleagues who knew and admired Hassan Dervish, flooded the streets in memory of a 62-year-old hailed by loved ones as the "king of the ice cream."


Make room for grief. This has to be shared.

I encourage you to make room for grief this holiday season. Honor who isn’t there. Acknowledge what is hard. Be with what is, and what has been.

The pressure to suppress what we’re feeling creates duress.

The fear of having feelings turns us into a tangle of anxiety.

The expectation that we should leave the elephant in the room unmentioned is too heavy.

It’s ok to go for a walk with your favorite aunt and weep.

It’s ok to set a ritual plate and leave an empty chair to honor who’s not there.

It’s ok to skip the whole thing and do instead what feels safe and inspired this year.

It’s ok to do something simpler because the same old way feels too much to bear or too much to produce or never felt congruent to begin with.

It’s ok for the holidays to feel hard.

I know a LOT of courageous, incredible, even happy people for whom this season feels heavy for a lot of complex, very real reasons.

I also know what feels painful and heavy becomes just a little lighter when we don’t pretend it doesn’t hurt…when we don’t fake it til we make it and instead stay responsive and true to our experiences.

Grief is an honored guest for the holidays.

It’ll always show up, whether invited or not - like it has for most of human history when grief and our ancestors WERE the guests of honor and a primary focus of the holiday traditions.

More recently, we’ve flipped the script and turned the holidays into a superficial, forced time of jovial hustle and fabricated happiness.

We all feel the pressure of it. I don’t know anyone who isn’t stressed out by it - except the folks who are opting to do it their own way.

Pretending everything is OK often hurts so much worse than feeling the feels.

Stay true to you.

Say what’s real with care.

Go slow. Take your time. There’s no rush.

Ask for what you need from those who have proven safe and able to meet you where you are.

Use the phrase “I’d rather not talk about that, thanks” when well-meaning folks ask questions you don’t have answers to.

And in the end: remember you are loved and there are people all over this planet who somehow DO understand what you’re going through. You are not alone.

In solidarity,
Sarah Nannen

PS: There’s a link to my free Holiday Grief Survival Guide download in the comments below.🎄


The Winter Solstice, December 21st, is the shortest day of the year. The Winter Solstice is the day when we face the long darkness and remember that each day ahead will see increasing light. For those who are grieving, the Winter Solstice can be a reminder that hope follows loss just as ligh follows darkness.

Winters Solstice Memorial Event:
Tuesday, December 21st
4:30 to 8:00 pm


An honest talk about grief.


We wish you peace this Thanksgiving.

Grief at Thanksgiving: Gratitude with a Grain of Salt - Whats your Grief 11/23/2021

Grief at Thanksgiving: Gratitude with a Grain of Salt - Whats your Grief

Gratitude with a Grain of Salt. An important read for those who are grieving.

Grief at Thanksgiving: Gratitude with a Grain of Salt - Whats your Grief It can be difficult to cope with grief at Thanksgiving. It's easy to feel alienated on a holiday that focuses on thankfulness and gratitude.


To all who serve and all who have served, we thank you.


The donation box is in our lobby. Please remember our servicemen and women the next time you go shopping.

November is our annual collection drive for deployed troops. Join us in showing our appreciation for their sacrifice and service. There will be a collection box in our front lobby.


What’s Love Got to Do with Grief?
(Answer: everything!)
Tuesday, September 21st 4:00 – 5:30 pm
The Whitehall House

Join us for a grief support event. Please bring a photo of the loved one you are grieving and a sentence that describes who that person was. Please register by calling 412-881-9022.


Sharing from What's Your Grief. Has a four-legged fur baby come into your life after a loss?


Here's a fun way to support our friends Family Hospice. Wouldn't it be nice to receive that check??!!

Looking for a little extra pocket change? Try your luck in the Family Hospice "Your Lucky Day $10,000 Raffle!"

For $50, you will receive 2 chances to win $10,000 and 1 chance to win $750 in PA Lottery Scratch-off Tickets OR for $30, you will receive 1 chance to win $10,000.

The drawing will be held Friday, September 24, 2021. To purchase your chance, go to
For questions, please contact Dianne Whetsell at [email protected] or 412-572-8874.

Good Luck!

My interpretation of this model. Picturing this in my head has been helpful. #watercolor #artistsoftiktok #therapytiktok #griefandloss 08/03/2021

My interpretation of this model. Picturing this in my head has been helpful. #watercolor #artistsoftiktok #therapytiktok #griefandloss

We love this interpretation of grief.

My interpretation of this model. Picturing this in my head has been helpful. #watercolor #artistsoftiktok #therapytiktok #griefandloss Amanda Carrillo ColaDeZorillo () has created a short video on TikTok with music Only in My Dreams. | My interpretation of this model. Picturing this in my head has been helpful. | If you’ve ever lost someone, you know that time d...


Grief does not change in size, we change in size



We are always happy to share Grief Support Information. Thank you Jefferson Hills Public Library for offering bereavement support to the community!


Theodore Turek, United States Army, Vietnam 1964-1965 , Aircraft Powertrain Repair, ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL, MARKSMAN BADGE (Rifle M-14, Rank SP4 E4. Died March 28, 2021

Thank you for your service!


Special thanks to all who came out for our Memorial Day tribute. We will continue to honor those who gave their lives in service.

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A lovely rendition of America the Beautiful at today’s Memorial Day Service




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