Robert W. Schneider, 85 of Whitaker, PA passed away on November 6, 2023 with his family by his side.
The youngest of three children, Robert was born on January 8, 1938 to Clarence and Bella Schneider in Homestead, Pennsylvania. Robert, more commonly referred to as, Bob, grew up in Glen Hazel, PA with his parents and older brother, Raymond and sister, Bernice.
Bob was dedicated to his family. When he was 15 years old, his father passed away. To support his family, he left Taylor Alderdice High School in the 10th grade to work at U.S. Steel as a clean up laborer in a class 2 position making $1.35 an hour. Throughout his career at U.S. Steel, he was very proud to have worked his way up to a 54 roller which was the highest paying job in the steel mill, class 32. He worked in this position until the mill closed on May 27, 1986. He also spent 6 years serving in the U.S. National Guard in Army Aviation.
In 1966, he met the love of his life, Dianne Zadory. They were married on February 4, 1967. A year later, they welcomed their first daughter, Peggy. Four years later, they were blessed with their second daughter, Patty and four more years later, their 3rd daughter, Bobbi Anne.
Bob met Dianne through being involved in bowling leagues, a hobby he continued to enjoy until up to one month before he passed away. Throughout his bowling career, he achieved three, 300 score games for which he received commemoration rings. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife and kids, bowling, gardening, going to the casino and welcoming their three grandchildren.
Bob was a dedicated father and grandfather (Pap-Pap) always providing and imparting wisdom to his wife and children. He loved sports, in particular the Pittsburgh Steelers and supporting his daughter, Bobbi, during her college basketball career. He also enjoyed all things Pittsburgh, including the Pirates, Penguins, Pitt and Penn State football & basketball and of course, Iron City Beer!
Bob was proud to be included in the documentary about Pittsburgh’s steel mills, City of Steel, which was released on December 5, 2022. His live interview from the mill was shared in the movie and a picture of him is also included in the book, Homestead, The Glory and Tragedy of an American Steel Town. Not only was Bob proud of this honor, but so are his children and grandchildren, most of who attended the premier.
Bob was preceded in death by his Father & Mother; Clarence and Bella Schneider, Brother; Raymond Schneider, Wife; Dianne Schneider, Uncle; Fred Gabocy; Son-in-Law; Michael Parks, Brother-in-Law; Robert Kimball and his beloved dog, Petey.
Bob leaves to carry on his legacy: Daughters; Margaret (Peggy) Parks, Patricia (Patty) Nowak and Bobbi (Boo) Schneider, Grandchildren; Daniel & Josiah Parks and Zander Nowak, Sister-in-law; Elaine Kimball, Sister-in-law; Joan Zadory, along with cousins, nephews, nieces, and many friends.
Family and friends will be received on Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 11:00am to 1:00pm with a Celebration of Life service starting at 1:00pm at George Irvin Green Funeral Home at 3511 Main Street, Munhall, PA 15120. Repast immediately following at Wolf’s Pub, 3301 Main St, Munhall, PA 15120.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Bob’s honor to his grandsons college fund by sending it to Bobbi Schneider, 286 Washington Ave or via the gofundme page at https://gofund.me/73237257