John S. Atkins

  • Died: January 4, 2021
  • Location: Dormont, Pennsylvania

William Slater II Funeral Service

1650 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Tel. (412) 563-2800

Tribute & Message From The Family


On Monday, January 4, 2021, John S. Atkins, age 63, loving husband and father, passed away in his home after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma. John resided in Dormont with his wife of 43 years, Donna (Burke). Donna and John met on a blind date and were later married in May of 1978. John and Donna went on to have two children, Melissa White (John) and John T. Atkins. John was also the proud Pap of his three adoring grandchildren, Madeline, Sean, and Ryan White. John had a special love of animals, especially his beloved dogs, Rocky and Ginger, who were by his side through his valiant fight. John was an Army veteran and a hard worker who took great pride in his work and could be found tending to the grounds as Chatham College for many years. John was also the owner of JSA Landscaping, from which he developed many special friendships through the years. In addition to his wife, children, and grandchildren, John leaves behind his beloved "Mum," Sally Pint. John was preceded in death by his "Dad," Ronald Pint, and sister, Donna George. John also leaves behind his "brother," Joe Kearns, Scott Pint, and Christopher Pint. John will be greatly missed by all who knew him, including, in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and his very special neighborhood friends. Special thanks to his nurse of three years, Lisa McElhaney, for helping him through his illness. Family and friends welcome Saturday 12 noon - 4:00 p.m. at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Rd., Scott Twp., where a Blessing Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Military Honors to follow. Burial will be private to the family. Due to Covid-19 requirements, everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing. www.slaterfuneral.com


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Condolence & Memory Journal

John was a very pleasant person to do do business with and very friendly any time we met at the store. We are so sorry for your loss.
You have our deepest sympathy.
Gary, Gigi, Lorraine at Sunoco APlus.

Posted by Gary Colosimo - Dormont, PA - Friend   January 11, 2021

So sorry for your loss. John was a great friend and when at Chatham University a great coworker. Even though I've not seen him for a few years, I still remember his laugh and how he enjoyed the bbq's we had at work with everyone in facilities. He was also a man who loved his family. He would always talk about his daughter and son. For he loved and was very proud of them. He was a family man through and through. He's in a better place now but will throughly missed. Rest in Peace John

Posted by Shirley Glaspie - Turtle Creek, PA - Coworker   January 05, 2021

My deepest sympathies to John's Family. John was a longtime friend and neighbor of our family. We always would share a wave and Hello when he and young John went by our house on their way to work.
Will always remember him as a warm, friendly guy.
God Bless Him, may he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Beverly Piacquadio - Pittsburgh, PA - Neighbor   January 05, 2021

For family, we are so sorry to hear of John's passing. He is now at peace after his long battle. Prayers to the family. Our condolences.

Posted by Gloria/ Mike Ciaburri - Spring Hill, FL - Family   January 05, 2021