Robert Truitt, 84, of Farrell, a former longtime resident of Sharon, passed away peacefully at 7:11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in Nugent's CCRC, Hermitage.
Mr. Truitt was born Dec. 21, 1932, in Pittsburgh, a son of Robert H. and Mary (Flanagan) Truitt.
After graduating from Sharon High School in 1951, Bob worked as a coil winder at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. for 10 years.
He began his career at the Sharon Police Department as a patrolman and retired as the chief of police in 1985, following 23 years of service.
For the next 20 years, Bob and his wife Elaine owned and operated Dimoff's Corner Dairy, Farrell, until retiring in 2004.
He was an active member of St. Anthony's Church, Sharon.
Bob was a lifetime member of the Slovenian Working Men's Educational Club, Sharon, where he served as president for more than 20 years. He was also a lifetime member of the Sharon F.O.P. and the National Chiefs of Police Association.
Bob enjoyed watching television and having daily breakfast at McDonald's with friends.
Surviving are: his wife of 56 years, the former Elaine A. Dimoff, whom he married Sept. 3, 1960; a niece, Kelly Dimoff and her companion Michael DeBonis, Sharpsville; a nephew, David Dimoff and his two sons, Kyron and Cody, all Hermitage; a longtime friend, Kimberly Willis, Sharon; and several cousins.
Bob was preceded by his parents and a brother-in-law, Thomas Dimoff.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the nurses and aides at Nugent's CCRC and Nu-Choice Home Health, especially his aide Mary.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, c/o St. Anthony's Church, 804 Idaho St., or Slovenian Working Men's Educational Club, 1037 Baldwin Ave., both Sharon, PA 16146.
Robert, 84, of Farrell, formerly of Sharon.
Visitation: 10 a.m. until the time of Mass Tuesday (8-22-17) in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery Chapel, Longview Road, Hermitage. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Funeral Mass of Christian burial: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel, with Rev. Matthew Ruyechan, pastor of St. Anthony's Church, Sharon, as celebrant.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on August 18, 2017