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MARQUARDT, Robert G. "Bob"

MARQUARDT, Robert G. "Bob"

MARQUARDT - Robert G. "Bob" Age 92, of North Strabane, PA, formerly of Bethel Park, died peacefully on July 26, 2016 at the Donnell House Hospice with his family by his side. Beloved husband of 60 years to Flo (Urbaniak) Marquardt; loving father of Mike Marquardt, Kim Marquardt Novak (Tim) and Amy Parry (Tom); dear departed brother of Don Marquardt (Suzanne); cherished grandfather of Bobby, Brett, Luke, Chase and Shayna. Bob was born in Kenmore, NY on July 17, 1924 to the late Mildred Holland Marvin and George Marquardt. Bob graduated from Kenmore High School and at the age of 18 enlisted in the 10th Mountain Infantry Division which was formed in World War II. Training for the ski troops was done at Camp Hale in the Colorado mountains and the training was tougher than combat. The unit was then sent to Northern Italy to battle the German troops who were entrenched in the Apennine Mountains. They liberated northern Italy with many battles and loss of lives, where Bob became a decorated hero and attained the combat infantry badge, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After World War II he enrolled at the University of Buffalo and graduated in 1950 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. While there he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He then went into sales with Inland Steel and became a regional sales manager living and working in the Albany, NY area; then Raleigh, NC covering the whole state and then back to Buffalo, NY. At this time he began working for Johns Manville Building Products Co. and was soon transferred to Pittsburgh covering Western PA, where he lived in Bethel Park and worked for the balance of his career until retirement. After retirement, Bob and Flo became snowbirds and began spending winters at their condo on the ocean at Myrtle Beach, SC. They spent many enjoyable years golfing and walking the beach and socializing in the retirement community there. His great passion in life was sports and he played baseball and basketball in High School and continued skiing, boating, bowling, biking and golfing all his life. He was a great Penguin and Steelers fan following all sports and his sports statistics recall was amazing. But mostly he loved sharing good times with family and friends with his great sense of humor and quick wit. He loved his family, friends and his country and was happiest spending time with his family. Funeral arrangements by Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Rd., McMurray (724-941-3211), where friends are welcome for a celebration of Bob's Life on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-9 PM. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Louise de Marillac Church on Monday at 10:30 AM followed by an Honor Guard full military ceremony. Family suggests memorial contributions to the Donnell House Hospice, 10 Leet Street, Washington, PA 15301 (www.ConcordiaHospiceWashington.org). Please add tributes at beinhauer.com

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