Robert J. "Bob" Cornell

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | May 20, 2019

Robert J. "Bob" Cornell, 81, of Washington, formerly of Buena Vista, died Sunday, May 19, 2019. He was born March 8, 1938 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Harold Cornell and the late Isabel Marie (Kelly) and Fred Krien. Bob was a retired Project Manager for South Hills Computer Center at Dick Corporation in Large. He worked there for 32 years. He was an avid golfer, and played with the Bull Chippers League at Butler's Golf Course since 1999. Bob was a life member of the Buena Vista Fire Company.

 He is survived by his wife, Sally (Seibert) Cornell, daughters, Kathleen Cornell (Kent) Bonadio of Penn Township, Carol Sue Cornell (Joe) Palady of Elizabeth Township, Patricia Cornell (Shawn) Leber of West Mifflin, and Mary Cornell Popham of Boston, son, Robert J. (Tina) Cornell, Jr., of Buena Vista, sister, Carole Cornell Holsing of Elizabeth Township, ten grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Dawn Cornell Bocianoski, Randy Cornell and Wesley Cornell. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Cornell. Friends are welcome Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10 am. Interment will follow at the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at

Originally published May 20, 2019.

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