ROBERT W. "BULLET BOB"
Of Mt. Lebanon, on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the age of 86. "Bullet" truly lived life to the fullest; each day was filled of love, exuberance, happiness, and song. He defied his age, keeping a schedule in which few could compete exercising daily, singing, and volunteering his time and experience to various veteran organizations. Beloved husband of the late Regina Brockett Daley; devoted father of the late Doni Popovich and Sean Daley; son of the late John and Elizabeth Daley; brother of Agnes Corbett, the late Frank Daley, Paul Daley and Ruth Hildum; proud grandfather of Geoffrey D. (Eva Roman) Popovich and Joshua D. Popovich; great grandfather of Henry R. and Gabriel R. Popovich; father-in-law of John M. "Jay" Popovich. Bob was honored to have served his country in World War II in the United States Marine Corps as a BAR man in the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division. He fought in the Battles of Saipan (at the age of 17) and Tinian. Bullet was proud of being a Marine and was the Commandant of the Marine Corps League Detachment 726, Bethel Park, until his untimely death. He was active in and past Commandant of American Legion (Post 760, Bethel Park). Bob found his calling with a keen design eye after his active service, and was the owner of Bob Daley's Drawing Board, excelling in designing home and commercial interiors. In the late 1970s and early 1980s he designed and redesigned the interiors of several Pittsburgh area McDonald's restaurants and the interior of the McDonald's Tour Bus. Bob also hosted a series of design shows on WQED and was a guest speaker on local TV stations. He was a Design Instructor at local colleges, including Duquesne University, Carnegie Institute and Community College of Allegheny County. Bob was a member of the South Hills Chorale, and was often called upon to sing the National Anthem at many veteran funerals. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Bernard Church, Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will be private. The family suggests memorials in "Bullet Bob's" honor be made to the Marine Corps League Detachment 726, P.O. Box 533, Bethel Park, PA 15102. LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Feb. 7, 2014