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Robert Schott

January 9, 1942 — September 1, 2016

Robert J. Schott , 74, of Jeannette, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in the Family Hospice and Palliative Care at Canterbury. He was born Jan. 9, 1942, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Edward and Clair Lang Schott. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral where he served as a cantor. He also cantered at the Sacred Heart Church in Jeannette. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post 344 in Jeannette. Bob was a retired system analyst for IBM and currently employed with Smail Automotive. In the 1960s, he had the pleasure of touring with Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians. He was a very talented man. In addition to his love of music, was his love of children and his desire to make them happy. He was a Make a Wish volunteer for more than 25 years. He was an Air Force veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Schott; and a grandson, Joseph Rosky. He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Elaine M. Ceol Schott; his son, Eric Schott, of Jeannette; three daughters, Shari Rosky (Keith), of Jeannette, Amy Nestico (Alan "Lanny"), of Greensburg, and Melissa Ruttenberg (Allen), of Waxhaw, N.C.; five grandchildren, Jordan and Sean Rosky, Riley Nestico and Emily and Katie Ruttenberg; two brothers, Lawrence Schott (Adria), of Florida, and Charles Schott (Sharon), of California; a sister, Mary Lou McMarlin, of White Oak; and numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Robert from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. Parting prayers will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Interment will follow in Jeannette Memorial Park. The family would like to thank the UPMC Cancer Center of Monroeville and UPMC East staff for their loving and compassionate care. Robert's family has entrusted his care to the Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., Greensburg. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences or for directions, please visit us at www.pantalone.com, Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.


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