Robert J. Sterdis, 88, went to be with his Lord on November 19, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 7, 1932 in Monessen, the son of the late John and Genevieve (Teska) Sterdis. Bob graduated from Monessen High School in 1949. He was drafted into the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He worked for Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel for 35 years in the Administrative Office.
Bob was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Belle Vernon and was active in many of the church services as a deacon, usher, and Awanas. He married the love of his life, Dorothy Burrows, in 1957. They celebrated their 63rd anniversary in August. Bob was known for his wisdom and sweet heart. He loved his children and grandchildren and attended many of their activities. He enjoyed working in his yard, walking every morning, and spending time with his family. Bob was preceded in death by his sister, Elaine Bubonic. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, brother Edward (Angie), son Robert (Ranu) of South Carolina, daughter Donna (Jay) Shrum of Jeannette, daughter Nancy (Wade) Baker of Bethel Park; grandchildren Michaela (Matt), Kristin (Matt), Briana (Gio), Matt, Zak, Joshua, Alex, Michael, and Jeffrey; great grandchildren Avi, Maddie, and Connor; nieces and nephews; and brother-in-laws James ( Eleanor) Burrows and Bill Bubonic. The family wishes to thank Heartland Hospice Care (April, Brenda and Melanie) and Visiting Angels ( Debbie and Tabitha) for their kindness in his last days.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 4th from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 5th at the First Baptist Church at 11:00 am with Pastor Earl J. Rosenbalm of First Baptist Church of Belle Vernon officiating. Friends and family are to meet directly at the First Baptist Church at 511 Short Street, Belle Vernon, PA 15012. Interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery. Masks must be worn and social distancing must be maintained.
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