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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.
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September 9, 2019
I worked with Bob politically in campaigns and was also his receptionist at the Republican Executive Committee. I remember those days so well and still miss them. Bob had an exceptional character and was firm on his beliefs. He was an excellent Chairman of the Republican Executive Committee and I was proud to be part of his staff at Republican Headquarters. I now live in Rainbow Springs, Dunnellon Florida. My husband Jack Koehler and I are very active in politics here in Mariion County, but I will never forget the days gone by when I worked at Republican Headquarters and worked in many campaigns.
OlgaMarie (Black) Koehler
September 19, 2011
Dear Joann and Family, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. It was a priviledge to work with Bob at the PLCB. He will be remembered as a smart, caring man who always stove to "do the right thing." The world lost a true gentleman. With deepest sympathy,
Eileen Maunus
September 18, 2011
I will remember my cousin, Bob, as a "gentle-man" in every sense of the word. I know he was welcomed by the angels. My deepest condolences and prayers to his soulmate, Joann.
Katherine Kosowan
September 16, 2011
My Deepest Sympathy to Mrs. Fohl and Family,
I had the pleasure to know Mr. Fohl, during my career at the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. He was such a nice gentleman, he greeted everyone with a warm smile. His memory lives on, in all the hearts he touched. Blessings.
Iris Heinl
September 16, 2011
Dear Mrs. Fohl,

I am truly sorry to read on-line the Post Gazette to find out of Bob's passing.

I was his receptionist at the Republican Executive Committee, and truly enjoyed my job with him. I now live in Florida with my husband, Jack, who was also politically involved up until we left Pittsburgh six years ago.

We are truly sorry for your loss.


OlgaMarie (Sutch-Black) Koehler
OlgaMarie Koehler
September 16, 2011
I remember Bob fondly from my days at USS. He used to tell us stories that made us laugh. May your family find comfort during this time and may your faith sustain you.
Teresa Cottrell
September 15, 2011
Sympathy & kindest regards to Joann, the rest of Bob's family & very many friends wherever they may be. Bob was one exceptionally special guy. Take care.
Ray Allen
September 15, 2011
I had the distinct pleasure of serving under Mr. Fohl at the PLCB. He was a man I greatly admired. As fellow Pittsburghers we often talked Pirates and Steelers.
Mr. Fohl had a keen mind, was a true gentleman, and was a Board member that I truly admired.
Mike Roteman
September 15, 2011
I never see a license plate even remotely like AUH2O without thinking of him. Mickie Flanigan
Mickie Flanigan
September 15, 2011
Joann you have our deepest sympathy
Bill & Ginny Martin
September 15, 2011
Joann and family,
you have our deepest sympathy in your time of loss.

June and Janet Magerl
September 15, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Bill Wherry
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