Robert V. Shay Sr., age 89, of Trafford passed away on Saturday October 31, 2020 in Golden Heights Personal Care Home in Penn Twp. Bob was born on August 28, 1931 in Tyrone PA the son of the late Russell and Marie (Jones) Shay. Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years Lois J. (Hysong) Shay and his siblings Russell Bill Shay and Marjorie Shay Frye. Bob was a veteran of the US Army during the Korean War attaining the rank of Sergeant and was awarded a Bronze Star, the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Metal, Good Conduct Medal and Meritorious Unit Citation. He retired from Westinghouse Corp. having served in different departments. He was an active member of the Christian Life Church, Trafford, and previously served as a Royal Ranger assistant leader and usher for the church. He will forever be remembered as the “Lollipop Man”. Bob was an avid hunter, trapper and fisherman. He enjoyed training his beloved canine companions, leather tooling, stained glass art, making fishing lures and fishing in the waters of Myrtle Beach and Yellow Creek. Bob is survived, and will be greatly missed, by his children Robert Lopez Shay (Vera), Susan Hand (Tim); daughter of his heart Connie Jo Shay; his two grandchildren Sarah Braithwaite (Eric) and Noah Hand; and his great-grandchildren Jack and Ellie Braithwaite. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Golden Heights for taking such wonderful care of Dad. Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 3-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111 and on Friday from 10AM until 10:45 AM in the Christian Life Church, 900 7th St. Ext. Trafford. Funeral services will begin at 11 AM in the church with Pastor Jared Parks officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, N. Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Christian Life Church in Trafford. www.dobrinickfhinc.com
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Christian Life Church
900 7th Street Extension, Trafford PA 15085