Timothy Birkel

October 23, 1951 ~ December 28, 2021 (age 70)

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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

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December 30, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ball Funeral Service Chapel, Inc (Pittsburgh, PA)

Blessing Service
December 30, 2021

6:00 PM
Ball Funeral Service Chapel, Inc (Pittsburgh, PA)

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