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Robert F. "Firl" Hauck of Sharon passed away suddenly Monday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2018, in Sharon Regional Medical Center. He was 78.
Mr. Hauck was born Nov. 9, 1939, in Punxsutawney, a son of Paul and Edith (Dinger) Hauck. He was a 1957 graduate of Punxsutawney High School.
Firl moved to Sharon in 1966 and began working as a coil winder at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. until its closing. He then began working as a coil winder in Fredonia, N.Y., from 1984 to 1991, and most recently retired from Controlled Transformer, Cortland, Ohio, where he was employed from March 1993 to January 2007.
He was a member of Oakland Avenue United Methodist Church, Sharon. Firl enjoyed his time spent with his grandkids and his cat, Harley.
His wife , the former Nancy Mae Braunns, whom he married on Sept. 17, 1966, passed away on Nov. 23, 2016.
He is survived by a daughter, Linda Taylor of Sharpsville and her fiance, Steve Varlas, of Charlotte, S.C.; three grandchildren, Matthew and Logan Taylor and Annelise Lorigan; and two brothers, Carl Hauck and his wife, Patty, of Marion Center and Ralph Hauck and his wife, Nancy, of Punxsutawney.
In addition to his wife, Firl was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Barbara Smith; and a brother, Darl Hauck.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Oakland Avenue United Methodist Church, 192 North Oakland Ave., Sharon, PA 16146.

Robert F. "Firl," 78, of Sharon.
Calling hours: 11 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday (1-18-18) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday (1-18-18) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Richard Carlson, pastor of visitation, Mercer United Methodist Church.
Burial: 11 a.m. Friday (1-19-18) at St. John's Cemetery, Punxsutawney.
Published on January 16, 2018
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