Robert "Bob" Muto, 82, of Butler left to be with Our Lord Wednesday from UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh with his wife and children at his side.
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Born in Karns City on May 18, 1932, he was the son of the late Samuel and Florence Barone Muto.
He was a heavy equipment operator for PennDOT, retiring in 1991 after 35 years of service.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army.
Bob was a former baseball coach in the Butler Area Baseball Association. He was an avid bowler and golfer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing baseball and gardening, but most of all he enjoyed time spent with his family.
He was a member of Saint Peter Roman Catholic Church of Butler, VFW Post 249 of Butler and American Legion Post 117 of Butler.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Ann Yenkala Muto, to whom he was married for 59 years; his two sons, Robert (Melissa) Muto of Butler and Roger (Colleen) Muto of Fenelton; his four daughters, Roxane (Louis) Etzel, Roberta Muto and her fiance Ronald Criley, Raylene (David) Napora and Rhonda Muto and her fiance, John Jaworski, all of Butler; his two brothers, Angelo (Norma) Muto of Rye Brook, N.Y., and Samuel Muto of Butler; and his three sisters, Louise (John) Olenic, Josephine Gall and Frances (William) Draper, all of Butler. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Muto.
Muto- The friends of Robert "Bob" Muto, who passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Martin Funeral Home, 429 Center Ave., Butler.
Military honors will be accorded at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home by VFW Post 249 and American Legion Post 778 of Lyndora.
The Women's Council of Saint Peter Church will meet at the church at 9:35 a.m. Monday to recite the rosary.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Saint Peter Roman Catholic Church in Butler. Burial will take place in Saint Peter's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at JDRF, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, 501 Martindale St., Suite 670, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
For more information, please visit www.martinfh.net.
Martin Funeral Home
429 Center Ave Butler, PA 16001
Published in Butler Eagle on July 11, 2014