Age 84, on Thursday, April 3, 2014, Robert, of East McKeesport. Son of the late Charles and Mary Dripps. Husband of 52 years to the late Dolores "Dolly-Boom" (Kress); loving father of Thomas (MaryEllen) Dripps; brother of Charlene (Wayne) Bevan of Virginia; beloved grandfather of Laurel (Sean), Lindsay (Gary), Lacey (Jason), and great- grandfather of Kyra Mae and Annalee; also many cousins and nieces and nephews. Bob was retired from the U.S. Postal Service having served as an assistant Postmaster at the East McKeesport and North Versailles offices. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the VFW Post 8430 and American Legion Post 947. Bob was a former coach in the East Allegheny midget football Assn. and a manager in the East McKeesport/North Versailles baseball Assn. An avid bowler and officer in the Bo Club Bowling League since 1954. He was a member of Linway United Presbyterian Church. Friends received Sunday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY, 433 Lincoln Hwy., East McKeesport, PA 15035, 412-823-4054. Service Monday 11 a.m. at Linway United Presbyterian Church with Rev Eric Dennis officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, family suggests that contributions may be to the Linway Church building fund.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Apr. 6, 2014