The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

April 22, 2014

Robert E. Summers

Active St. Bart’s member worked in accounting

- — A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated May 3 for Robert E. Summers of Koehler Drive, Sharpsville. He passed away Sunday evening, April 20, 2014, in his home surrounded by family and friends, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 82.

Mr. Summers was born April 11, 1932, in Washington, Pa., a son of Karl and Sylvia Davidson Summers.

He served in the Navy from 1949 to 1953 and earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Youngstown State University.

Robert was employed in the banking industry and at the former Packard Electric Corp. He later retired from the Pennsylvania State Employment Security Commission.

Robert was a very active member of St. Bartholomew’s Church, Sharpsville.

Among his several pastimes, Robert enjoyed golfing and bowling. He was an avid fan of Notre Dame, the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns, and the Sharpsville football team.

He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and volunteering at St. Joseph’s Food Pantry, Sharon.

His wife, the former Marion “Petey” Shernisky, whom he married Sept. 6, 1952, passed away Dec. 30, 2009.

Robert is survived by: three sons, Stephan Summers and his wife Geri, Sharpsville; Robert Summers and his wife Vera, Irmo, S.C.; and Mark Summers and his wife Jenny, Hermitage; two sisters, Mary Ann Crammer, Canonsburg, Pa.; and Rosemary Okorn and her husband Frank, McMurray, Pa.; two brothers, Michael Summers and his wife Vickie, Long Island, N.Y.; and John Summers, Pittsburgh; six grandchildren, Stephen Summers, Jamie Mehocic and her husband Aaron; Jarryd and Miranda Summers; and Lindsay and Katie Summers; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife, Robert was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Francis and Carl Summers; and four sisters, Betty Lausch, Martha Summers, Helen Stutzman and an infant.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Sharon Regional Hospice and Palliative Care, 2320 Highland Road, Hermitage, PA 16148.

SUMMERS

Robert E., 82, Koehler Drive, Sharpsville.

Calling hours: 10 a.m. to time of Mass Saturday, May 3, 2014, in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Sharpsville. Friends may e-mail condolences by visiting www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

Service: Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, in the church.

Interment: St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.

Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.

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