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Robert L. Minto, 59, of Sharon, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, Aug. 11, 2017, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a brief battle with cancer.
Bob was born Nov. 1, 1957, in New Castle, a son of Donald R. and Willavene C. (Fleeger) Minto. He attended Mohawk area schools and proudly served in the U.S. Army.
Bob was employed by Salem Tube, Inc., Greenville, where he worked as a machine operator for more than 18 years.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Bob was a member of the Slovak Home and VFW Post 5286, both Farrell.
He was a talented musician capable of playing numerous instruments, but particularly enjoyed singing while playing his guitar. Bob also enjoyed fishing and golfing. A devoted family man, he loved to spend time in the mountains with them, especially his grandchildren.
His wife, the former Cheryl "Sherry" Hartshorn, whom he married Feb. 23, 1980, passed away Aug. 26, 2016.
Surviving are: two daughters, Michelle Worby and her husband Daniel, Dublin, Ohio, and Jessica Minto and her husband Philip Martin, Sharon; two sons, Joseph Minto and Robert "Duke" Minto, both Sharon; his parents, Donald and Willavene Minto, New Castle; his companion, Laurie Bochert, Sharon; two sisters, Donna Magliocca and her husband Dave, and Rita Rager and her husband Rick, all New Castle; and a brother, Donald "Bud" Minto and his wife Leta, Hermitage; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Robert L., 59, Sharon.
Calling hours: 4 p.m. to time of service Tuesday (8-15-17) 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.
Memorial service: 6 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, preceded by military honors rendered by West Middlesex VFW, Wheatland American Legion and Farrell VFW Honor Guard.
Published on August 12, 2017
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