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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Botta, Ralph A.




Ralph A. “Riggs” Botta, 86 of Penn Hills went home with his Lord and Savior at his home with his family by his side on Friday, October 28, 2016. Son of the late Ralph and Ora (Welsh) Botta. Beloved Husband for 65 years of Mary Lou (Folgarelli) Botta. Dearest Father of Vicki (Michael) Mlinar, Lori (Andrew) Stuart, Leslie (Walt) Artkowsky, Luanne Botta, Linda (Tim) Hart, Riggs (Michelle) Botta. Loving Grandfather of Matthew (Jenny), Craig (Johanna), Ryan (Casey), Brian (Lindsey), Braden (Amanda), Emily (Joshua), Bethany, Anna, Colton, Trevor, Haley, and Avalon. Adoring Great-Grandfather of Grayson, David, Joanna, Sebastian, Caleb, Declan, William, and Eliette. Brother of the late Norma Sinclair and Ora Westrich. Ralph had a devoted faith in Jesus Christ, being a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where he served as an usher. He retired in 1993 as a Foreman from Navarro Corporation. He enjoyed dancing, bowling, and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. Ralph was a humble, godly man with a great sense of humor. He hosted outdoor family picnics, Thanksgiving dinners and had a heart of gold and a deep love for his wife and children who consumed his world. He developed a keen appreciation and affection for the Jewish faith which came from his friendship with the Levinson family. Ralph’s family especially thanks the Care at Home Organization for their love and support over the past year. Friends and relatives will be received on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 10 a.m. St. Joseph Catholic Church, Verona. Donations may be made in his name to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 825 Second St. Verona, or Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Ave. Suite E, Pittsburgh, 15222