Bob Steele was a loving and self-sacrificing husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Bob dearly loved everything about his hometown to the end. He and his twin brother, Jim, were born in Pittsburgh on December 24, 1922, to David and Jenny McCauley Steele, joining older siblings, Matthew "Matty" Steele, William M. "Bimmy" Steele, Mae "Sissy" Steele Sinewe, and David S. Steele. He served with his twin brother in General Dwight D. Eisenhower's company during WWII, including stints in London and Paris. Following the war, he joined US Steel and worked there for 35 years, retiring in 1979. His beloved wife, Ruth Cunningham Steele, died in 1975 after a long bout with breast cancer. Bob is survived by his older son, Douglas R. Steele (wife Laurie); and grandsons, Daniel R. Steele (wife Colleen), David H. Steele (wife Rebeca), and Mark A. Steele, all of Charlotte, NC; his younger son, Reverend Donald J. Steele (wife Donna); and grandsons, Matthew J. Steele and Benjamin R. Steele, all of Summit, NJ; his sister-in-law, Delores Dougherty Steele; and nephew, James T. Steele, Jr., both of Harrisburg, PA; his two nieces, Margaret "Peggy" Steele Shafer of Pittsburgh, PA and Carol L. Steele of Florissant, CO; and nephew, C. Clifford Sinewe of Dayton, OH. Bob's devotion to his family was evident and remarkable to all who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1032 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp., immediately followed by a brief service at the graveside in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the online at, by phone at 1-800-272-3900, or by mail at , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011. Condolences may be offered at:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Dec. 29, 2013