March 14, 1937 - May 24, 2020
It is with profound sadness that I announce the unexpected passing of Robert A. Makusenka on Sunday, May 24, 2020. He died at his home in Rostraver Township that he shared with his loving wife Vivian. Bob was born on March 14, 1937 in Richeyville, the youngest son of George and Louise Makusenka. He leaves behind his wife, Vivian, his son, Robert Chad and daughter, Lorie Makusenka, as well as two stepchildren, Robert J. Carson and his wife Samantha and Heather M. Woodside and her husband Robert. Bob's favorite fun was riding a segway of flying on the zip lines. The only time Bob enjoyed the Ocean was when he was on cruises but he never liked the beach's sand and would not walk on the sand. Bob graduated from Centerville High School in 1955 and went on to serve in the U.S. Army from 1960-1963. Upon his discharge he moved to Ohio where he spent several years working for the Lubrizol Corporation in Mentor, OH. Bob continued his education in Ohio and attended college at Lakeland Community College earning his associate degree. His technical and mechanical skills earned him several promotions while at Lubrizol. Returning his native home state, Pennsylvania, Bob was employed by J&L Steel Corp Vesta #5 Mine and later by the Bethlehem Center School where he was employed for several years as a member of the district's building services crew for grounds and safety. During his lifetime Bob was known as a quiet man who was always willing to help friends and family. A skilled builder and carpenter, Bob helped to construct many homes in Richeyville, including the ones for his sisters: Irene and Helen as well as his parents home.. all were built between 1954 and 1957. He was always in demand as an electrician, carpenter, and plumber but more than anything else, people just liked Bob because he was so friendly. He is predeceased by his parents, George and Louise as well as his brother Billy and sisters Irene and Helen. Surviving in addition to his wife Vivian are also five grandchildren as well as nephews Bill Lemonovich and David Tourdot who reassured him as a mentor, friend and trusted advisor. Funeral arrangements are private and being handled by Ferguson Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 700 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon. 724-929-5300 www.FergusonFuneralHomeandCrematory.com. A memorial service in celebration of Bob's life will be announced at a later date and friends are asked to leave their personal messages on the funeral home's website.
It is with profound sadness that I announce the unexpected passing of Robert A. Makusenka on Sunday, May 24, 2020. He died at his home in Rostraver Township that he shared with his loving wife Vivian. Bob was born on March 14, 1937 in Richeyville,... View Obituary & Service Information
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