ROBERT J. "BOB" McGLENNON
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McGLENNON ROBERT J. "BOB"

Peacefully passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Devoted husband of the late Priscilla Smith McGlennon; loving father of Dana and Patrick "Rick" (Patricia) of McMurray; endeared grandfather, "Pap Pap," of Robert, Regan and John McGlennon; cherished uncle to Charles Kuzniewski, Lawrence Kuzniewski, John (Barbara) Youngerman, Phillip Youngerman, Diana Youngerman, Gayl (Mason) Mikulan (James), Richard A. Mason (Joan), Carol (Mason) McCabe, James Mason, Joseph McGlennon (Hope), Theresa (McGlennon) Unger, Christine (McGlennon) Flynn (Shawn), Susan (McGlennon) Stephens (Timothy), Lori McGlennon, Kevin McGlennon and Sean McGlennon. A child of the "Great Depression" Bob was a World War II Combat Veteran who enlisted in the United States Army in February 1942. He was assigned to the 71st Bomber Squadron, 38th Bomber Group, as a tail-gunner on a B-25 Mitchell Bomber. He served in the Pacific Theatre of war, and flew many combat missions in the air offensive against Japan. He was part of the occupation forces in Japan at the end of the war. Upon his return to the United States, he traveled to Pittsburgh where he proposed marriage to Priscilla Smith of Braddock Hills, whom he had met when he was at gunnery school in South Carolina. They were wed September 28, 1946. They resided initially in North Braddock and spent the majority of their life in Wilkinsburg where he was active in politics and coaching youth sports. They moved to Braddock Hills in the mid 1980's. A man completely devoted to family, he was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. He was friendly, outgoing, and the type of person who "Never met a stranger." He enjoyed family poker nights and an occasional trip to the casino. He was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church and served as an usher until 2012 when he was beset by health problems. He was a former member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (Wilkinsburg), Wilkinsburg Chamber of Commerce and the Braddock Hills Volunteer Fire Department Social Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars. The family would like to thank the nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, and staff at the Southwestern Veterans Center, on Highland Drive, for their compassionate, loving, and faithful care. We also give our thanks to "365 Hospice" whose nurses and staff cared for our beloved in his final days. Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 4th, only, at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME, INC., 7441 Washington Street, Swissvale, PA, 15218. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at 10 a.m. at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 718 Franklin Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA, 15221.




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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, 2018.
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October 6, 2018
Rick, Dana & Family
Just wanted to send my condolences. Your Father was one of those men who could convey strength through a calm demeanor. I hope your family has many wonderful memories to help ease the pain of this loss.

John Anderson
October 4, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about Bob. He was such a nice man and I have so many happy memories of Pat and Bob! I can still see them sitting in a booth for lunch or at the Elks club at a party. He is now with his beloved Pat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Nancy and Dave Shook
October 3, 2018
Rick and family,
Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your father.
With deepest sympathy,
Sheldon and Nancy Epstein
Sheldon Epstein
October 3, 2018
Rick and Dana,

So sorry for your loss. May God's loving arms surround you in comfort and peace.

Jeanine Varuola Szalinski
Mt. Lebanon, PA
October 3, 2018
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
WILLIAM CASS
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