Of McCandless Twp., passed away on Wed., Sept. 14, 2011. He was the beloved husband for 57 years of Joann Magerl Fohl. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jack and Lois Kort of Gibsonia and Robert and Teresa Magerl of Spokane, WA, and nine dear nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anne and Edward L. Fohl, who passed away on the same date in 1936 when Bob was six years old. His mother then enrolled him in Girard College in Philadelphia and he later returned to be graduated from Avalon High School and the University of Pittsburgh. He served in the Army Intelligence Agency, educated at the Army Language School in Monterey, CA., where he was graduated highest ever in the Czechoslovakian language. He subsequently served in Europe, among other duties, broadcast for the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe. His career upon return began at PPG for twelve years and US Steel for 22 years. During his tenure at USS he was excused for a leave of absence to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention 1967-68 and later to serve as County Chairman of the Republican Executive Committee of Allegheny County. He later served for three years as a member of the PA Workmens' Compensation Appeal Board and then twelve years as a member of the PA Liquor Control Board. He was a patriot who loved his country, his city of Pittsburgh, politics and golf. He will be sorely missed by family and friends. Friends received Thursday 6-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4, 6-9 p.m. at T. B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Sebastian Church, 311 Siebert Rd. Ross Twp. Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Contributions can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Assoc. or to St. Sebastian Parish.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Sep. 15 to Sep. 16, 2011.