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Edward Robert Villella, M.D.
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Free Care Fund
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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“I was sad to learn of the death of my CCHS friend & classmate Ed Villella. I was proud to learn of his successful career as a General & Vascular...Read More »
1 of 46 | Posted by: Bill Shanahan - Pensacola, FL

“To the Villella family, Passing along condolences in the sadness at the loss of Dr. Villella. He was a great man, a great doctor and a good friend...Read More »
2 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Villella Family,With good memories and prayers I remember Dr. Villella as a dedicated, wonderful Mercy Physician. You have my deepest...Read More »
3 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“Johnny sorry for your loss. Eddie helped Frank ”
4 of 46 | Posted by: Mary Jean Ollis Belie - pgh, PA

“Our deepest sympathies to the Villella family. Dr. Villella saved our son's life at Mercy Hospital in 1988. Our son was only seventeen and had been...Read More »
5 of 46 | Posted by: Bobbie Albert - Moon Twp., PA

“Having worked at Mercy Hospital for many years with Dr Villella, I would like to express my sympathy to family,friends,and colleagues. Dr Villella...Read More »
6 of 46 | Posted by: Loretta Bucci RN - Pittsburgh, PA

“Our deepest sympathy to the Vilella family in the passing of Dr. Vilella. We have fond memories of the Vilellas as neighbor's and our children's...Read More »
7 of 46 | Posted by: Bob and Lynn Van Raaphorst - PA

“I just learned today (Dec. 1) of the death of Eddie Villella. He was a classmate of mine and a teammate of mine on the football team at St. Stephen...Read More »
8 of 46 | Posted by: James O'Brien - Pittsburgh, PA

“Midge,children and grandchildren, DeDe and I cannot put in words how sorry we are with the horrible reality of Eddie's passing. The saving grace for...Read More »
9 of 46 | Posted by: Thomas Caspari - St. Louis, MO

“My Deepest Sympathy to the Villella FamilyI had the pleasure and honor of meeting Dr V in the early 80s as his accountant. I later worked for him in...Read More »
10 of 46 | Posted by: Dan McCarthy - PA

“Dear Villella Family, So sorry to hear about your loss. May God Almighty give you all strength and peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
11 of 46 | Posted by: Rajinder Bajwa - Dublin, OH

“Dear Villella Family, You all have my deepest sympathy. I worked with Dr. Villella in the operating room at Mercy Hospital in the "70's". I knew I...Read More »
12 of 46 | Posted by: Sandy Hoffman - Monessen, PA

“Dear Villella Family, I'm so sorry to hear of Dr Villella's death. You are all in my prayers. May he rest in peace❤. Katy O'Malley McGovern ”
13 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“To Dr. V's family:I was very deeply saddened to hear of Dr. V's passing. As a co-worker & friend I will always cherish the wonderful memories we...Read More »
14 of 46 | Posted by: Constance Greco - Finleyville, PA

“Dear Villella family. Ed was a great mentor during my general surgery residency. He was a real joy to meet every AM, always had a peaceful and...Read More »
15 of 46 | Posted by: Geoffrey Wilcox - Sewickley, PA

“Dear villella family ”
16 of 46 | Posted by: Geoffrey Wilcox - Sewickley, PA

“I will always have great memories of our family gatherings in Pittsburgh, Missouri, California, learning to ski at Hidden Valley, and the numerous...Read More »
17 of 46 | Posted by: Ron Asel - Seattle, WA - Family

“Dearest Midge , Tony, Lisa, Vince ,Angie and Eddie Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of Dr Villella . He was a man of true...Read More »
18 of 46 | Posted by: Hollie Lambert - wexford, PA

“My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Dr. Villella. I have known him since being a young nurse and I always had the utmost respect for...Read More »
19 of 46 | Posted by: Debbie Balcik - Monroeville, PA

“On behalf of the Wheeling College Class of 1964 we extend our most sincere condolences to Ed's wife Midge, his children and his grandchildren. We...Read More »
20 of 46 | Posted by: JJ Lauer - Colorado Springs, CO

“Midge, I was so shocked to learn of Eddie's death, and at this time cannot think of any words , which might ease your pain. You are in my heart and...Read More »
21 of 46 | Posted by: Kaye Hellman - Manchester, MO

“Ed & I grew up in the same neighborhood. We shared many a ride to Central together(he would sometimes forget his lunch in my Dads car)He was in our...Read More »
22 of 46 | Posted by: Jim Primm - Pittsburgh, PA

“My sympathy and prayers for the Villella family. I'm sorry that I cannot get to the wake or funeral. Doctor was loved and respected at Mercy...Read More »
23 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Villella Family, I pray for God's comfort and peace to surround you during this most difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
24 of 46 | Posted by: Tanica Jeffries - Columbus, OH

“Dear Villella Family,I first met Dr. and Mrs. Villella when I had the pleasure of teaching Spanish to Tony and then Angie. Dr. Ed was so supportive...Read More »
25 of 46 | Posted by: Patty Lowe - Pittsburgh, PA

“Dear Dr. Villella Family,I met Dr. V. when he was an intern and I was a brand new GN. Our Italian heritage helped to form a strong bond between us....Read More »
26 of 46 | Posted by: Betty Neumann - Pittsburgh, PA

“Truly one of a kind. He set the standard and will be missed. ”
27 of 46 | Posted by: Patty Neumeyer - Coworker

“Ed was always a quiet gentleman with a ready laugh and a quick smile for everyone. We were classmates for four years and I will keep in my thoughts...Read More »
28 of 46 | Posted by: Peter Goewey - Southport, NC

“I know absolutely that Ed was prepared to receive our Lord Jesus in the hour that no one expected. "Always selfless and giving." We love you Ed. ”
29 of 46 | Posted by: Joseph Polka - Branford, CT

“Angie, I am so saddened and sorry to hear this news. I know how much you love your family and how highly you always spoke of your dad. Much love and...Read More »
30 of 46 | Posted by: Beth Borys - Plymouth, MI

“Requiesce in pace my long time Hazelwood friend. I will be unable to attend viewing as I am not in good health. ”
31 of 46 | Posted by: Rege Cusick - Pittsburgh, PA

“I was a classmate of Ed at Wheeling College for 4 years--He was al very soft spoken and kind man-my deepest sympathy to your entire family. ...Read More »
32 of 46 | Posted by: Mary Jo Clarke Bierer - OH

“I had the pleasure and honor to work with Dr. Villella. He was a very fine and super surgeon and friend. My condolences to his family. ”
33 of 46 | Posted by: Claudia Petosky - ESPYVILLE, PA

“Dear MidgeOur deepest sympathy to you n the family on the sudden passing of your husband, father, n grandfather. All our love, Ruth n Peter ”
34 of 46 | Posted by: Ruth nussbaum - Burke, VA

“Ed was a talented ,compassionate and devoted physician, the most popular person in our med school class and most importantly a dear and beloved...Read More »
35 of 46 | Posted by: jim lynch - greensburg, PA

“Mrs. Villella, Tony and Family,Our condolences on the passing of Dr. Villella. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength...Read More »
36 of 46 | Posted by: Sean Andreas - Allison Park, PA

“Ed was a good friend and classmate at Wheeling College (akaWJU). Many fond memories of good times and many laughs. ”
37 of 46 | Posted by: Tom Benek - Milford, CT

“May the Lord welcome dr v into His Kingdom. May Mary out Mother pray for him and all of us ”
38 of 46 | Posted by: Philip Geirgevich - Pittsburgh, PA

“I remember your good looks, (yes, I had a crush), your wonderful personality that ran in the family, delivering our paper and our dog biting you, and...Read More »
39 of 46 | Posted by: Thomasina (Cusick) Monroe - PA

“Dear Uncle Ed, you will be missed so much! I am so glad that our family was able to spend time with you and your family over the years. You and Aunt...Read More »
40 of 46 | Posted by: Suzanne Reyes (Brungo) - OH

“Ed and I grew up together in Hazelwood. We spent a lot of time together playing sports and socializing. He had a great sense of humor and we...Read More »
41 of 46 | Posted by: Steve Kish - Boise, ID

“Dr. Villella used his judgement, skills, and intuition to save me from a life threatening incident some 25 years ago. Thanks to him, I've lived to...Read More »
42 of 46 | Posted by: John DeLallo - Bethel Park, PA

“Dear Villella FamilyI first met Dr. Villella as a young nurse in the operating room at Mercy in the early 80's. He taught me so much. He was kind...Read More »
43 of 46 | Posted by: Lenore - Pittsburgh, PA

“Ed was a wonderful cousin. We always had a very special relationship. He is in my prayers. The family has my deepest sympathyB2 ”
44 of 46 | Posted by: Helen Glessner - Gainesville, VA

“I worked as a dietitian at mercy and dr. villella came with us to italy when the hospital traveled there and we really had a wonderful time together....Read More »
45 of 46 | Posted by: audrey mckee/orr - fort pierce, FL

“Dr. Villella, You are missed :( It is too early that God took you away :( I'm Blessed you are my Dad's close friend and I that I got to grow up...Read More »
46 of 46 | Posted by: Bridget Kelly - Pittsburgh, PA

Of Mt. Lebanon, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 the day before his 74th birthday. Beloved and devoted husband of Midge; father to Anthony (Jill), Lisa (Enzo), Vince (Maria), and Angie (Jon), and Eddie; brother to Carmen and John; loving grandfather to his ten grandchildren Anthony, Maddie, Sophia, Matthew, Antonio, Edward, Ava, Samuel, Adelina, and William. Ed was born in 1942 to the late Eugene and Adelina (Aceti) Villella. His parents, Italian immigrants, raised him and his two brothers in Hazelwood. He attended Central Catholic and financed his education at Wheeling College and St. Louis University School of Medicine by working in the Pittsburgh steel mills through his summer and holiday breaks. He met the love of his life, Midge, in medical school and was married for 46 years. Ed started his practice at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh where he worked for over 40 years as a respected and accomplished General and Vascular Surgeon. Ed was blessed with healing hands and used his gift of compassion to bring comfort to others. Always selfless and giving, Ed devoted himself completely to his family, his patients, his friends and neighbors. He was most happy when surrounded by family and loved ones.