Robert P. Marley of Greenville passed away at 1:05 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, in his home after an extended illness. He was 80.
Mr. Marley was born April 17, 1933, in Sharon to his parents, Paul Marley and Cecelia Wiesen Marley.
He graduated from Sharon High School and soon after joined the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean conflict.
After returning home, Robert married his wife, Lillian Heck Marley, who survives at home.
Mr. Marley retired as the maintenance foreman from the former Damascus Tubular division of Sharon Steel Corp., Reynolds.
He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Hickory Post 6166, Hermitage, and Transfer Sportsmen’s Club.
Among his hobbies, Mr. Marley enjoyed amateur radio and held a private pilot’s license for many years.
Besides his wife, Mr. Marley is survived by: three children, Donald Marley and his wife Rhonda, Virginia Beach, Va.; Karen Marley, Greenville; and David Marley, Sharon; and two brothers, Kenneth Marley and his wife Mary, and Jack Marley and his wife Claudia, all Sharon; two sisters, Patricia Haynes, Emporium, Pa.; Margaret McCaughtrey, Niles, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two children, Kathryn Berry and Christine Marley; two grandchildren, Jeremy and Jennifer Hendri; and a brother, Raymond Marley.
Robert P., 80, Greenville.
Service and burial: As per Robert’s request, no services are scheduled at this time. Cremation will take place with arrangements by SAMPLE-O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME Inc., 555 E. State St. Sharon. Please visit us on Facebook.