We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Ball Funeral Chapel, Inc.
TIMOTHY BIRKEL Age 70, originally from the Southside passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, peacefully and surrounded by his immediate family after a short, but hard battle with cancer. Son of the late Elizabeth and Frederick J. Birkel and proud brother of the late Fred Birkel. Devoted husband to Patti (Serafini); loving father to Lizzy (Danny) Bittner and Krissy (Rich) Ferris. Cherished pappy to Hennasey Bittner and Ella, Timothy and Julian Ferris always making it a priority to make it to their activities as one of their biggest cheerleaders. He was a beloved uncle to all of his nieces and nephews and loved by many friends. Also adored by his dog Murphy. Tim was a very proud longtime member of the Teamster's Local 249. He was the ultimate handyman, always doing projects with Patti around their house(s); renovating and updating them to make them their home. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to his family and friends. Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, December 30, 2021, from 2 until the 6 pm blessing service at BALL FUNERAL CHAPEL, INC., 600 Dunster Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15226. 412-343-1506 or ballfc.com