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Robert R. Heininger, Sr.

May 16, 1936 ~ October 8, 2019 (age 83)

Robert R. Heininger, 83 of West Deer Township, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on October 8, 2019. He was born May 16, 1936 in Homestead, PA. to the late Frank and Elizabeth (Pernick) Heininger.  Bobretired from the H.J. Heinz USA Corporate Office after 34 ½ years of service working as a senior purchasing agent. He worked in the Holland, Michigan and Pittsburgh offices. In Holland he was a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and served on the Junior Achievement team in Pittsburgh for 6 years. He served his country during the Korean Conflict in the US Air Force. Bob graduated from Robert Morris College where he was the President of PHI THIETA PI honorary fraternity and President of the Greek Council. He finished his degree at night school while working at Heinz. He was a member of St. Victor R.C. Parish, American Legion Post 548 and was an active member of the St. Victor Parish Young and Restless Group. He also taught 7th grade CCD for 9 years and sang in the choir. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his children Robert R. Heininger, Jr. of Phoenixville, PA and Caroline C. (Richard) Hollibaugh of West Deer, grandchildren Matthew Heininger, Bradley Heininger and Carlie Anna Kretz, step-grandchildren Rebecca Hollibaugh, Julia Hollibaugh and Jack Hollibaugh; his sisters Jane Okert of North Versailles, PA and Shirley (Roger) Schmidt of Peabody, Mass and his sister-in-law Elizabeth Heininger of Constable, NY

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary (Potersnak) Heininger, July 17, 2017; his grandson Lehman M. Kretz, July 20, 2018; and his twin brother Raymond F. Heininger.

Family will receive friends Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer where parting prayers will be conducted on Monday 10:30 AM, funeral mass will follow at 11 AM in St. Victor Parish with the Rev. James P. Holland, officiating. He will be privately laid to rest next to his wife in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203 or National Audubon Society, 225 Varick St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10014. View obituary online and leave condolences at

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