An absolute legend, 10 out of 10, Jonathan David Gentile, 38, of Pittsburgh, PA, formerly Penndel, passed away on May 24, 2022, doing something he loved, kayaking. An avid outdoorsman and flannel enthusiast, Jon enjoyed fishing, float trips, and traveling to Tionesta with friends and family where they drank...and sometimes hunted. Dressed in his iconic Natty Light shirt and faded red Phish hat, he was always at ease around a campfire where he added an exorbitant amount of wood. He could smoke a Tri-tip or enjoy bourbon with the best of them, and he knew his way around the pitch. He was a master of history and could talk religion or politics, although he wasn't exactly politically correct. He never turned down an adventure, asked for forgiveness rather than permission, and was always ready with a joke, a laugh, or sage advice. He lived passionately and loved hard, although he refused to cuddle. He understood what is easy to forget: life is short; have fun, and don't take yourself too seriously. A husband, father, son, brother, teacher, coach, colleague, and friend, Jon touched so many lives over the years. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Kathy Rose Gentile; and their incredible son, Giancarlo Gentile. Quick to laugh and brimming with adventurous spirit, he is his father's son and a tangible reminder of the indelible mark Jon has left on this world. His mother, Deborah Gentile-Miklosey (Edward Miklosey); his father, James Gentile (Stuart Leland); his brothers, Justin Gentile and Jared Gentile (Julia Gentile); his uncle, Joseph (Patricia Gentile); his cousins, David, John Paul, Damian, and Anthony Gentile; his uncle, Joseph Nicotra; his grandmother, Jane Nicotra; his aunt, Janemarie Gill (Brian Gill); his cousins, Andrew and Patrick Gill. Share your stories of remembrance during visitation at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICES, 412-563-2800 1650, Greentree Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15220 on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 10-2 PM and 3-7 PM. A private memorial will be held at 10 AM on Saturday. Given the immeasurable impact Jon had as an educator for 15 years, there will also be a celebration of life at Bethel Park High School over the summer. More information regarding this event will be forthcoming.