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Robert James Pileggi, 81, of Fairmont, passed away on Thursday (Jan. 4, 2018) in his residence.
He was born Jan. 1, 1937 in Morgantown, a son of the late Vincenzo James Pileggi and the late Frances Palusky Pileggi Funk. He was preceded in death by his wife Sandra Jean Frankhouser Pileggi in 2012.
Mr. Pileggi was a graduate of St. Francis High School in Morgantown, as well as West Virginia University. He was a veteran with the United States Air Force. Robert was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Fairmont, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He retired from Monongahela Power Company as an accountant with over 30 years of service. Upon retirement, he and his wife enjoyed their extensive travels within the United States and Canada.
Survivors include his son, Robert James Pileggi Jr. and his wife Susan of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, his daughters Rebecca Lynn Murdock and her husband John of Fairmont, Katrina Jean Stuart and her husband Mike of Charleston, Cassandra Ann Milkovich and her husband Rick of Fairmont, and Jennifer Jo Barill of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a son-in-law Joseph Mocsary of Virginia, his grandchildren: Mary Mocsary, Mackenzie Murdock, Spencer Murdock, Jaclyn Murdock, Mason Milkovich, Brock Milkovich, Isabella Stuart and Audrey Stuart, as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Pileggi Mocsary, his brother, Dominick Leonard Pileggi, and his step-father William Funk.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Friends and family may visit from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7 at the Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Funeral Home, 1410 Country Club Road Fairmont. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 1660 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont with Father Shaji Thomas as celebrant. Entombment will follow at the Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Westover, WV. Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 5, 2018
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