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Robert R. (Bob) Staines

December 4, 1947 ~ November 5, 2021 (age 73)


Robert R. “Bob” Staines, 73, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 5, 2021, at Frick Hospital.

He was born on December 4, 1947, a son of the late Thomas Edward and Violet (Volesko) Staines.

Bob was a 1965 graduate of Geibel Catholic High School and studied at St. Vincent College. He was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Connellsville.

Prior to his retirement, Bob worked for many years as a bartender at various establishments throughout Fayette and Westmoreland Counties.

Bob will be remembered for his unique sense of humor. He was proud of his Irish heritage and was known to tell a few good Irish jokes. Bob enjoyed cooking, listening to music, playing the organ, and watching the Steelers. As an amateur photographer and videographer, he captured many special family moments with his cameras. Bob was a good listener who was always happy to provide wise council to family and friends alike. He loved all animals, especially his late cat, Zack.

Most of all, Bob had great love and pride for his family and was strong in his Catholic faith.

Bob is survived by his brothers T. Edward (Carol) Staines of Connellsville and John “Jack” (Lynne) Staines of Wheaton, MD, and sisters Mary Malkin of Mt. Pleasant, and Joan Fattori and Deborah (Gerry) Lightner, both of Connellsville, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by brothers-in-law Samuel Fattori and Mark Malkin.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and supervision of PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, PA 15425.

In accordance with Bob’s wishes, there will be no visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Connellsville on Monday November 8 at 1pm with Rev. Fr. Paul Lisik as Celebrant.

We ask that everyone who plans to attends Bob’s Mass go directly to the church.

Doors will be open 1 hour prior to the Mass.

Interment will be private at Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville.

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Mass of Christian Burial
November 8, 2021

1:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church

Connellsville, PA 15425

Private Committal

Green Ridge Memorial Park
2901 Memorial Blvd
Connellsville, PA 15425

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