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It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Nicholas Bakin, of Murrysville, announces his passing on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the age of 79. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Sandy (Princess) of 54 years; and his children, Leigh Ann (Michael) Beller, Dr. Robert E. (Sandra Park) Bakin and Amy L. (Michael) Kosmal. Bob will also be remembered by his grandchildren, Joseph, Bryan, and Matthew Beller and Kathryn and Alexis Kosmal; and his sister, Carolyn Bakin. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Stephanie Bakin of Braddock. Bob graduated from Braddock High School and received a Westinghouse Scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh where he received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He was employed by Westinghouse Electric Corp. at Bettis Atomic Power Labs and Plant Apparatus Division and also Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corp. for 50 yrs. Bob helped on the first refueling of the nuclear- powered aircraft carrier the U.S. Enterprise where he met and worked with Hyman G. Rickover of the U.S. Navy, widely known for his development of naval nuclear propulsion. Bob was truly a "Patriot". Bob was also president of the Murrysville Swim Club and Franklin Area Swim Team and the photographer and columnist for the swim teams which he truly enjoyed. Bob loved gardening, tinkering around, astronomy, weather watching, traveling and most of all his children and grandchildren whom he was so proud of. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at HART FUNERAL HOME, INC., Murrysville. Additional visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9-9:45 a.m. at Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville with a funeral mass at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Bob's name to UPMC, Starzl Transplantation Institute - Montefiore Hospital, 3459 Fifth Ave., Pgh., PA 15213 or Mario Lemieux Hematology/Oncology Foundation 6115 Centre Ave., 4th Floor, Pgh., PA 15232 or ALS Association of Western PA Chapter 416 Lincoln Ave, Millvale, PA 15209.
Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from May 14 to May 15, 2018
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