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“Dear Alice, Missy, and family: Mom and I are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved husband and father. It is no secret how much he...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Peg Witas - Monroeville, PA

“My deepest sympathies to Alice and Missy and the entire family on the passing of Bob. My prayers are with you all. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Melody Geer - Pittsburgh, PA

“With my Deepest Sympathy, To The Abbott FamilyI have a deep hole in my heart with sadness for your loss.Bob was a true friend and a father like...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Curtis Page - Pittsburgh, PA

“Dino & Family,Your Dad was an amazing human being and a wonderful role model to us all. Everyone that met him was so blessed to be in his presence...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Robert J. & Linda A. Ciesielski - PA

“Aristotle said Towns should be built so as to protect their inhabitants and at the same time make them happy. Bobby Abbot lived by those words. His...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Joseph Sabino Mistick - PA

“Dear Alice and Family: We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob! He was such a wonderful man and will be sorely missed by all that knew him! ...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Dick and Mary Lou Silk - PA

“Dear Alice and Abbott Family, My Deepest Sympathy. Bob Abbott: A Loving husband and Father always there for his family. A very Dedicated and...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Johanna Leonard - Pittsburgh, PA

“I CONSIDERED BOB A VERY GOOD COMPADRE. NEVER HEARD HIM UTTER A HARSH WORD ABOUT ANYONE. HE WAS CWV 1,000% GOD BLESS HIM. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: CGARLES PETRONIS - PA - Friend

“I had the privilege of meeting Bob through his work with "Sharing and Caring". Every year I would see him at the Gateway Clipper dock as they...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Congressman Mike Doyle - PA

“I just want to say that Don and I have admired Bob and loved him and his family for many years. He was certainly one of the good guys and will never...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Anna McMaster - Gettysburg

“Bobby Abbott was one in a million -- kind, generous, caring and always fun to be around. I loved hearing him say "Hello you beautiful hunk of a...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Antoinette & Al Taschner - CA

“We are so sorry for your loss. He was a good man. Our condolences to you and your family. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Scott and Kimberly Miller - PA

“Uncle Bobby was a favorite, I can remember him playing with all us kids, wiffleball or whatever we were doing. Always had a smile and made sure you...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Mike Getz - Midland, VA - Family

“Alice, Missy and family,We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He will always hold a special place in our hearts. Chuck, Mary Lynn and Carl ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Coalson - Bristol, TN

“Mary Lynn ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Coalson - Bristol, TN


Robert J. Abbott, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 after reaching the age of 90 years old. Bob was one of nine siblings, born on October 27, 1929 in Pittsburgh, PA to Samuel and Catherine Abbate, later changed to Abbott. As a very young man he had to learn how to work hard and to take on whatever job was available to support himself and his family.

In 1952, he married the love of his life, Alice Stolar. They had 4 children together, Robert (Stacey), Dino (Julia), Belinda Waters (Dave), and Melissa. Bob was also blessed with having 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

He was an early entrepreneur and ran his own "small business", where he specialized in beautifully designed and crafted ornamental iron. Bob also was a dedicated City of Pittsburgh Firefighter for 38 years. His hard work and dedication for the job allowed him to climb the ranks to Fire Captain. He retired in 1992, and made it his passion to serve and help others. Bob and his wife, Alice volunteered for nearly 60 years with the Catholic War Vets. He also worked together with Local No.1 Fire as a clown, "Bobby Blaze", to help raise money for children with special needs. In addition, he was the president of Sharing and Caring, an organization that helps injured and disabled veterans. Bob organized and ran their yearly golf outing and veteran boat ride on the Gateway Clipper Fleet for over 15 years. He was a member of Dallas Lodge No. 231 F. & A.M. He not only served others; he also served our country as a Marine in the Korean War.

Bob was a strong, proud and good man. He is loved and will be missed by many. Friends welcome SUNDAY 2-8p.m. William Slater II Funeral Service (412-563-2800) 1650 Greentree Rd, Scott Twp 15220. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00a.m. MONDAY in S.S. Simon & Jude Church. In lieu of flowers donations suggested to the Christopher Conway Firefighter Fund at https://www.gofundme.com/f/fire-fighter-christopher-conway-memorial-fund www.slaterfuneral.com

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