Robert D. Lias
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DAYTON, PA: Robert D. Lias, 69, of Dayton, PA formerly of Hubbard, OH passed away at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh on Monday, October 28, 2013 after courageously battling a short illness.
Bob was born in NuMine, PA on September 13, 1944, the son of the late Dale S. Lias, Sr. and Ruth Harris Lias.
Bob graduated from Shannock Valley High School in 1962, where he played trombone in the band. After high school, he entered the United States Air Force where he was trained in refrigeration. Bob had a successful career in the Youngstown, OH area, where he was employed as a refrigeration technician, pipefitter, sales, and Service Manager for Store Engineering, Store Systems and Services, and The Hattenbach Company before retiring in 2002. Bob also owned and operated JB Equipment selling used refrigeration equipment in Hubbard, OH.
Bob enjoyed hunting, racing, and Ford Motors, especially Thunderbirds. He was a member of the Shannock Valley Memorial Post VFW #6555 in Sagamore, the American Legion, the NuMine Sportsman's Club, and the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #47. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Yatesboro.
He married his true love, Barbara Ann Kostella on October 10, 1964. She preceded him in death on January 19, 2007.
Bob leaves to cherish his memories two children, his son, Robert D. Lias, Jr. (Denise); and his daughter, Crissy M. Gallaugher (David J.), both of Hubbard, OH; grandsons, Robbie Lias of University Heights, OH, Tyler and Zac Lias of Hubbard, OH and DJ Gallaugher (Desirae) of Hubbard, OH; and a great granddaughter, Kristi L. Gallaugher also of Hubbard, OH. Also surviving are his brothers, William A. of Kittanning, PA; Donald W. and Richard H. (Betty) of Smicksburg, PA; sisters, Nora N. (Derek) Patterson, Chamblee, GA; Margaret R., (David) Seibert, Canton, OH; H. Patricia Slagle of Naples, FL,; Mary J. Slagle of Ford City, PA; Frances L. (John) Hawkins of Kittanning, PA and Janet K. (James) Fennell, of Fenelton, PA.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brothers, James Carl and Dale S. Jr.; and sister, Ellen Jean Gasperoni.
Family and friends are invited to attend Bob's Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, November 4, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 109 2nd St., Yatesboro, PA at 10AM with Reverend Douglas Dorula officiating. Interment will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sagamore where full military honors will be accorded by the Armstrong County Honor Guard. Friends will be received at Carson-Boyer Funeral Home, 724 Main Street, Rural Valley, PA on Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 5 to 8PM.
Please omit flowers, memorial remembrances may be made in Bob's memory to Shannock Valley Memorial Post VFW #6555, PO Box 186, Sagamore, PA 16250-0186.
For other information or to submit an on-line condolence visit
www.porterfieldscheidfh.com or call 717-272-4634.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Bob's niece, Melanie B. Fennell Scheid, Porterfield-Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Lebanon, PA.
Published in the Times Recorder on Oct. 31, 2013