67, of Gibsonia, on Nov. 20, 2012. Husband for 45 years of Linda (Forti) Berkheiser; father of Brian (Shannon), Tyler (Michele), Taralee (Tim Norejko), and Kim (Bud Saunders) Berkheiser.; brother of Jean Berkheiser; grandfather of Lucas, Maya, Paige, Conner, Sienna, Miranda, and Ella. A U.S. Army Vietnam War Veteran with rank of Captain, Robert earned a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the Univ. of Scranton. Robert worked for PA Department of Corrections and opened the state's first halfway house for inmates. After suffering a paralyzing accident at home, Robert continued through life as a quadriplegic for 30 years with inner strength found in few men. Also, he and his wife ran a home based health and wellness business. Family suggests donations to Wounded Warrior Project Fund or North Hills Community Outreach. Memorial services will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland, 311 Cumberland Rd., Pgh., PA 15237 on Fri., Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. Arrangements by SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, Bakerstown.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Nov. 25, 2012