Raleigh Pierre Wheaton, 58, of Homewood, City of Pittsburgh died of natural causes at his home on June 26, 2021. He was born on September 13, 1962 and attended Park Place Elementary School where he met life-long friends in kindergarten who describe Pierre as having the heart of a child, the mind of a scholar, and the wisdom of kindness. Pierre graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1980 and enlisted in the United States Navy. He graduated as a Mess Management Specialist in San Diego and served on the USS Carl Vinson. He remained active in American Legion Post 577 in Squirrel Hill until his death. Upon returning home in 1986, Pierre continued his education at the Bidwell Training Center for Culinary Arts and the Community College of Allegheny County in Information Processing. In 2000, Pierre graduated from Robert Morris University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Sports Management and he remained loyal to his alma mater throughout his life. He worked as a security guard for most of his career and was a passionate writer. He was involved with “Oh! My Goddess Fanfiction Writer" and was the Moonlight Scribbler on Twitter. Many who knew Pierre reconnected with him on social media and will miss his provocative, thoughtful, and informative posts. Pierre was a faithful member of the Church of the Holy Cross Episcopal in Homewood, dedicated to the choir and only missed church when he was working. Pierre is survived by his nieces, many friends, and his Holy Cross family. Funeral services will be held this Saturday, July 24 at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Cross Episcopal at 7507 Kelly Street in Homewood. Immediately following, Pierre will be interred at Homewood Cemetery in the Garden of Honor. His Park Place Elementary schoolmates request that donations be made to The Church of the Holy Cross Episcopal and to Robert Morris University’s partnership with the NEED Foundation which assists low-income, African American students from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.Pierre’s professional funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Perryopolis, Pa.
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