Robert William "Bob" Storrick Jr., 88, of Peters Township, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 10, 2014, in his home with his loving wife by his side.He was the beloved husband for 62 years to Beverly D. Arthur Storrick; loving father of Gary D. Storrick of Niles, Mich., Diane J. (Jeff Graham) Storrick of Murrysville, Janet S. (Craig J.) Bauer of Murrysville and Wendy S. (James F.) Mermigos of Jeannette; cherished grandfather of Robert, Audrey and Steven Antolovich, Nathan, Kevin, Jason and Carson Bauer and Jessica, Stacey and Mara Mermigos; and uncle of Janice (Ron Steinberg) Anderson, Dennis Minor, David (Celene) Minor and Elaine (Ron) Knotts.Deceased are his parents, Robert William and Maria Jane Fenton Storrick, and his sister, Helen Minor Solomon.At age 17, Mr. Storrick enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II as a signalman aboard the USS Frost (DE-144).He was a 1949 graduate of Washington & Jefferson College and a 1951 graduate of University of Pittsburgh, with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.
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Mr. Storrick worked as the superintendent of maintenance, substations and shops for Duquesne Light Company, Pittsburgh. He retired in 1988 after 37 1/2 years of dedicated service.
He was a member of Peters Creek Presbyterian Church, Washington Lodge No. 164 F&AM, Gourgas Lodge of Perfection (Consistory) of Pittsburgh, Syria Temple (Shrine) of Pittsburgh, American Legion and was a former member of Washington Flyers Club in Washington. He served several years with Boy Scouts of America.Mr. Storrick was a private pilot and also enjoyed farming, gunsmithing, woodworking and gardening.Funeral arrangements by Beinhauers. Friends are welcome from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211, where services will be held on at 1 p.m. Monday, April 14. Interment and military honors will follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. Please add tributes at beinhauer.com.
Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes
2828 Washington Road McMurray, PA 15317
Published in Observer-Reporter on Apr. 11, 2014