Robert "Bob" W. Fawcett, Sr, 93, of McKeesport, died Sunday, June 12, 2016. He was born July 15, 1922 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Wilber William Fawcett and the late Gladys Mary Millington Fawcett. He was the husband of the late Josephine Harshman Fawcett who died July 12, 2013. Bob was proprietor of the former Bob Fawcett Excavating and was a member of White Oak American Legion Post 701, the Model A Restorer' s Club and F & AM Youghiogheny Lodge 583. He was also an avid gardener.
Bob was a WWII Army Veteran. He received the WWII Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star. He is survived by daughters, Karol (David) Horvatin of Dravosburg and Pattie Jo (Russell) Williams of McKeesport, son, Robert W. (Kathy) Fawcett, Jr., of White Oak, grandchildren, Shelley Fawcett, Jason and Jon Williams and David and Karrie Horvatin, 5 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Alice Mae, and brothers, Duane, Morrell, William and Russell Fawcett. Friends are welcome from 2-4 and 6-8 pm., Wednesday, June 15 at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (Troy J. Gilbert, Director). Service will be held in the Chapel of Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon on Thursday, June 16, at 10:00 am with The Rev. Dr. Rudy Mayak, officiating. (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CEMETERY CHAPEL). Interment with Military Honors will follow there. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at 412-471-0935. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published June 13, 2016.