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Louis J. Grippo, Sr.
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
  • American Heart Assn
    Four Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Ave.,
    Suite 1300,
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1207

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“Renee. Our sympathy, just hearing of Lou's passing has saddened us . He was always kind to us a pleasure to talk to. He will be missed. ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Ron and Ron Mazza - Bethel Park, PA

“Thank you for the memories, last fall I came "home" and stopped in for lunch. Lou was there and we had a GRAND conversation about Billy Maz and the...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Sympathy & kindest regards to the Grippo family & many friends wherever they may be. A very special man, Lou was Pgh. like Vic Cianca among others....Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Ray Allen - Lock Haven, PA

“Renee and Jen, my prayers and my heart goes out to you both and the whole Grippo family. Lou will be missed by the many lives he touched. I only...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Angie Priore - Pittsburgh, PA

“Renee & Jen, my heart breaks for you. I am so sorry to hear of Lou passing. We have many good memories going back to the times we were all working in...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Angie Priore - Pittsburgh, PA

“My deepest condolences to Renee and the family. He was a great great man with the biggest of hearts and will be sorely missed. May god go with you...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Carmen Glasso - PA

“Renee & Jen,We are so very sorry for your loss. Lou was a wonderful man, icon and friend.He will be missed dearly. Sending hugs and prayers of...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Mark Hays - Pittsburgh, PA

“Renee & Jen, So sorry to hear of Lou's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your memories carry you through this...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Lyle Bair - Export, PA

“Renee & Jen,Yves & I send you a big hug at your time of loss. May the many, many stories keep you smiling. Lou was an icon in this city as a...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Jenn & Yves Carreau - Piitsburgh, PA

“Renee & Jen,Yves & I send you a big hug at your time of loss. May the many, many stories keep you smiling. Lou was an icon in this city as a...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Jenn & Yves Carreau - Piitsburgh, PA

“Jen, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. You, your mom and family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you Babs ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Babette Bachorski - Pittsburgh, PA

“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: American Heart Association

“Dear Renee and Jenny, So sorry for you loss. ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Joanne Schreiber - Bethel Park, PA

“To The Grippo Family; Please accept my deepest sympathies in the loss of my great friend Lou. I met Lou years ago and we became very good friends. I...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Richard Weinzetl - Spring Hill, FL

“So sorry for your loss. Thoughts are with you and your family. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Shari (Faust) Tenbrink - OH

“Renee-Thinking, praying and wishing you and your family comfort and peace at this time.With deepest sympathy ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Dawn Taylor - Pittsburgh, PA

“MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY & CONDOLENCES TO THE ENTIRE GRIPPO FAMILY. YOU ARE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS & IN MY PRAYERS. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: MARK J. PENTLAND

“My condolences to the family. Lou will be truly missed...heaven took yet another angel ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Jayne D'Angelo - Revere, MA


Age 86, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Beloved husband of 28 years of Renee B. (Bertini) Grippo; loving father of Jennifer N. Grippo, James Grippo, Louis J. (Connie Sissalaar), Grippo, Jr., Jodi (Rick) Watling, Janice (Lindel) Hodge, Cynthia (David) Robbins, and the late Debbie Grippo; beloved son of the late James P. and Clara (Palaoro) Grippo; loving brother of Margaret Jean Faust and the late Anna Mae (John F.) Lewandowski; also survived by many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Lou served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, earning his wings as a Fighter Pilot with the Elite Force. He graduated from Duquesne University Law School as a trial lawyer. He then purchased the Oyster House in 1970 and expanded it to nine locations in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. Family and friends welcome Saturday and Sunday 2-8 p.m. WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township, 15220 (412-563-2800). Funeral Mass in St. Bernard Church, Mt. Lebanon, Monday 10 a.m. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Entombment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515 or the American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Avenue, #1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.