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Robert R. "Bob" Putignano Obituary


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“never a day goes by ”
1 of 41 | Posted by: Cousin - PA

“so sorry to hear of bob's passing, praying for the family and friends... ”
2 of 41 | Posted by: angelo

“Bob you will be truly missed. May god bless the Putignano Family through this difficult time. You will never be forgotten. I'll will never forget all...Read More »
3 of 41 | Posted by: Mke Corna - marshall twp, PA

“I am very sorry to hear about Bob. He was always nice to me at the 151 Special Services. He will be greatly missed! ”
4 of 41 | Posted by: Jim Dilts - Vandergrift, PA

“Im very sorry for your loss, Bob was a good man and will be missed by many.. ”
5 of 41 | Posted by: Karlin "Bunk" Miller - PA

“I'm very sorry for your loss. I send my sincere sympathy to the whole Putignano family. Kathleen Altemus ”
6 of 41 | Posted by: Kathleen Altemus - Avonmore, PA

“To Everyone: This is the quickest way to communicate with all of you our deepest sympathy about Bob. We are so sorry and so sad. Our thoughts are...Read More »
7 of 41 | Posted by: June and Paul Zogas

“To the Putignano family, my deepest sympathies to all of you. May god bless you and take care of you. ”
8 of 41 | Posted by: Andrew Lucchino - Lawrence, PA

“Bobbie you were always a very good person and father. All the years I spent with you your dad and Brian there is to many stories and laughs we shared...Read More »
9 of 41 | Posted by: Tommy Scanga - Vandergrift, PA

“Thinking of Bob's family with heart felt sympathy. ”
10 of 41 | Posted by: Denny and Carol McCAin - PA

“Dearest tina and vinny...so sorry to hear of your loss..much love and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time... ”
11 of 41 | Posted by: richelle bargerstock

“Our deepest sympathies to all of Bob's beloved friends and family, especially his beautiful son Vinny. Our hearts are so saddened to learn of his...Read More »
12 of 41 | Posted by: Jeff, Cara and Family - Harmony, PA

“My heart goes out to all of the Putignano family in this hard time. Bob was a great man and will be missed dearly. He was a great friend to me and I...Read More »
13 of 41 | Posted by: Carly - Apollo - friend

“I was saddened to hear.Iam glad i got to know him,Bob always had a smile on his face. I will pray for Vinny. ”
14 of 41 | Posted by: Mary Renwick - Apollo , PA

“I will never forget our 24 hour day and night together, working together helping Tina bring their handsome son into this world. He was a wonderful...Read More »
15 of 41 | Posted by: kathy sepesy - PA - friend

“I will never forget the man who danced with my daughter when she was little-she talked about it for years after, and still makes her smile. I cant...Read More »
16 of 41 | Posted by: Cousin Patrick - Apollo, PA

“Bob was a part of many fun celebrations at Kris and Mike's house. This is where I got to know the Putignano family. He was always smiling and...Read More »
17 of 41 | Posted by: Joanne Welch - McKeesport, PA

“Bobby ~ I am so thankful for your friendship. We've known each other since the 9th grade. I remember your dad, Vince, picking me up at my...Read More »
18 of 41 | Posted by: Tracy Donghia-Dankmyer and Charlie Donghia - PA

“All will miss you a lot the man with the beautiful heart and smile .Please keep that beautiful smile going in heaven god bless you was one of a...Read More »
19 of 41 | Posted by: Kae L Kovalcik - Champion, PA

“Thoughts, prayers, and sympathy to all of the Putignano Family. ”
20 of 41 | Posted by: Paula Byers - Elderton , PA

“Prayers and deepest condolences during your time of sorrow, and special hugs to Vinny who is a remarkable young boy ”
21 of 41 | Posted by: The Hanz Family - Leechburg, PA

“I'm really gonna miss you Bobby. You were a wonderful person and so many people are missing your smiling face. The club is not the same without you....Read More »
22 of 41 | Posted by: sammi

“I will always remember Bobby as a wonderful, kind, and fun person. My thoughts and prayers go out to Bobby's family, especially his son Vinny; may...Read More »
23 of 41 | Posted by: Christie Collins - Waldorf, MD

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family . May God help to ease the pain in your hearts.. Sincerely, Arlene Maradei ”
24 of 41 | Posted by: Arlene Maradei - Vandergrift, PA

“Our deepest sympathy to your family... My you watch down on Vinny and guide him every step of the way!!!! ”
25 of 41 | Posted by: Mr & Mrs Chad E Newton - PA

“Rest in peace Bobby - you will be missed so much! We love you and will be praying for your family during this difficult time. ”
26 of 41 | Posted by: Kathy Proch - Cranberry Township, PA

“Bob was a really special guy who was always smiling and did not have a mean bone in his body. The world was a better place with him in it. But he is...Read More »
27 of 41 | Posted by: Todd Phillips - Charlotte, NC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of loss. Bob was a great asset to the community. He will be sadly missed by many. ”
28 of 41 | Posted by: Debi (Teeple) Wills - hope mills, NC

“My condolences to Mark, Mike, Andrea and the rest of the family. You are all in my prayers. ”
29 of 41 | Posted by: Ken Hoculock - Sarver, PA

“Bob, you truly will be missed by many. Vinny will be loved and watched over by many. As Vinnys godmother, I promise to be a support for him always,...Read More »
30 of 41 | Posted by: Kerrie Coleman and Family - PA

“You will be mised .i felt like family with all you .he.s now with vince andrew marie. ”
31 of 41 | Posted by: pete palucacos

“Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Putignano family on the loss of your loved one. May Bob's memory be eternal and may God wrap his loving...Read More »
32 of 41 | Posted by: James & Donna Smith - Palm Beach, FL

“Love and Peace to all of the Putignano Famil ”
33 of 41 | Posted by: Joni (Moody)Hardisty - Follansbee, WV

“Mike, I am so sorry for your loss... May great memories of your brother live on with you forever, and may they help you through these difficult...Read More »
34 of 41 | Posted by: Joy and Marty Chontos

“To the Putignano Family, All of you have my condolences in the loss of your son, brother, and father. May he rest in peace. He is a great man...Read More »
35 of 41 | Posted by: Kristi Lengyel - Chicago , IL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this most difficult of times. We were shocked and saddened to hear of Bob's passing. ”
36 of 41 | Posted by: Sherry Price and George Kazalas - PA

“I send my sincerous sympathy to Bobs family. Bob was a wonderful man and loved by all who knew him. You all are in my prayers during this sad time. ”
37 of 41 | Posted by: Donna Chaffins - Arlington, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family through this difficult time. May God give you peace and understanding. ”
38 of 41 | Posted by: George Martin & Tia Weigand

“Bob was a great asset to our community, and a great father. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him....rest in peace. ”
39 of 41 | Posted by: Michael Kakias - Vandergrift, PA

“I knew Bob through the various fire departments. Most of all Rescue 151. He was a great man and a great leader and teacher. I wish him peace and...Read More »
40 of 41 | Posted by: Keith MIkell - Vandergrift, PA

“Schooling me about the Rivers Casino, feeding the ducks and fish with you and Vinny at Lance's party. Dancing like fools at Ashley and Brian's...Read More »
41 of 41 | Posted by: Denise Fulton - Vandergrift, PA


Robert R. "Bob" Putignano, 48, of Vandergrift, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville following a brief illness, surrounded by the love of his family.

Born on February 13, 1964 in Natrona Heights he was a son of Loretta M. (Yamber) Putignano of Vandergrift and the late Vincent Putignano who passed away on May 21, 2008.

Bob will always be remembered by all that knew him as a generous spirit, selfless community member and friend to all. Former owner of Putignano Candy and Cigar Company he was currently employed by Tees-N-Tops in Vandergrift.

He was past president of the Vandergrift Lions Club and the Vandergrift Fire Dept #1. His memberships included; Festa Italiana di Vandergrift, American Bari Society and numerous other organizations in the Alle-Kiski Area.

Bob adored and was the proud father of Vinny, cherished son of Loretta and the late Vince; brother of Jim (Barb), Andrea (Joe) Troya, Mike (Kristen), Mark (Nicole) and Brian (Ashley). Fun and loved uncle of Hailee, Travis, AJ, Julia, Christina, Dominic, Ana, Adam, Ben and Matthew. He is also survived by a host of close knit aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceded in death by his loving grandparents, Andrew and Marie Putignano and Joseph and Margaret Yamber.

Bob enjoyed spending evenings with his son Vinny at various Kiski Area Sporting events and watching the races at Lernerville Speedway. Bob's absence in all the lives he touched will be felt deeply and eternally. The family would like to thank the staff at Forbes Hospital ICU for their exceptional care over the past 3 weeks.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 8th from 6-8 pm and on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm in the Brady-Curran Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 429 Franklin Avenue, Vandergrift. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 am with Father James Loew OSB as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Vandergrift. The Vandergrift Fire Department #1 will have a service at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7 pm and the Vandergrift Lions Club will have their service on Wednesday at 7:45 pm.

In lieu of flowers the family graciously requests donations be made to Apollo Trust Co., PO Box 247, Apollo PA 15613 for a trust established for his son Vincent G. Putignano.

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