A resident of West Mifflin, passed away on June 26, 2017. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 66 years, Fran Eleanor Capone (Schcosky) in 2014; Father of Janet (Richard) Tysarczyck, Robert Edward and Mark (Vicki); Grandfather of Tina Wade, Marcy (Garrett) Fregault, Richard, Dana (John) Allemang; Great-Grandfather of Jacob, Alex, Ben, Vivienne, Elliot, Alexa, Ana, Eli and Liam. He was born on May 20, 1926 and was one of the youngest to serve during World War II with the 82nd Airborne. He was also one of the youngest to be a Prisoner of War having survived nearly a year of captivity and being a decorated veteran. Later he attended Duquesne University earning his teaching credentials. He began a teaching career in Braddock School District where he also coached basketball. Later he career led him to become a teacher and school principal/ administrator in the West Mifflin School District. He retired in 1986 after serving as Superintendent of Schools in the Duquesne City School District. He also served in the Lions Club of West Mifflin and the Civil Service. One of his loves, were the many trips he and his wife made to Williamsburg, VA. Of all his accomplishments, none meant more to him than those achieved by his children and grandchildren. He was proud of them being successful as parents, school principal, registered nurse, teachers and accountants. Not only was he an educator, but fostered a fascination for learning new things. Even in his 90's, he was very independent and enjoyed learning about world developments. He was always prepared to discuss just about any current event as he felt it an obligation for keep informed.
Visitation for Robert will be held on Saturday from 11 AM to 1:30 PM at the Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Pleasant Hills. A Blessing Service will follow in the chapel. Entombment at Jefferson Memorial Park. Condolences may be made at jeffersonmemorial.biz