Robert H. Marchegiano, 93, of Wexford, formerly of Midland, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, August 8, 2019 in UPMC Passavant.
Born December 6, 1925 in Blairsville, he was the son of the late Joseph and Albana (Donitel) Marchegiano. Robert retired from Crucible Steel Colt Industries after 30 plus years. He was a veteran of the US Navy, where he served in WWII. Robert married the love of his life Barbra (Sitig) in 1956, and was a devoted husband to her for 51 years until her passing in 2007. In his spare time, Robert enjoyed playing his harmonica, spending time dining out with his son Paul, and playing horseshoes with his brothers.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by 7 brothers, Dominic “Harpo” Marchegiano, Emidio “Slats” Marchegiano, John “Sluggi” Marchegiano, Emirico “Rico” Barney, Pete Barney Jr., and Joseph J. Barney, and Anthony “Skinny” Barney; and four sisters, Susan Brown, Anita Fry, Loretta Cook and Rose Pizutti.
He is survived by his 3 children, Paul, David, and Robin; 9 grandchildren; multiple great-grandchildren; and his pet cat, Buddy.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 4:30pm until the time of military honors at 7:30pm in the Gabauer-Matter Funeral Home- 1133 Church St., Ambridge www.gabauerfamilyfuneral homes.com. Members of the Beaver County Honor Guard are to meet at the funeral home at 7pm.
Private interment will take place in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
The family would like to thank Pulmonary Partners and Allegheny Health Network for all of the care given to Robert.