Robert F. Pershing, 88, of Jeannette died Tuesday November 26,2019 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born July 20,1931 in Penn Twp, a son of the late Joseph E. and Alberta (Buck) Pershing. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Betty Jane (Barkefelt) Pershing and son Chester Pershing. Working as a fitter/welder for over 40 years, he co founded and was a charter member of the Jeannette Auxiliary Police Ambulance Service where he served for 60 years and was the original Captain of the Jeannette Auxiliary Police. Bob taught CPR and advanced life support for the American Red Cross and the Heart Association for over 40 years and was a charter member of Jeannette Assembly of God Church. He is survived by his children Sandra Pritt (John) of GA, Roberta Tutich (Tony) of Forbes Rd., Joseph Pershing (Debbie) of Harrison City and Tammy McCauley (Anthony) of FL and John Bednar of Robinson; 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday November 29th from 2-4 & 6-8PM in the Mason-Gelder Funeral Home, INC. 201 N. First St. Jeannette. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 10am in the funeral home with Rev. TJ Kroll and interment will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to the American Heart Association, American Red Cross or Jeannette EMS. To send online condolences visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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