HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania – Robert A. Konnen, 72, of Hermitage, passed away peacefully on Friday February 24, 2017 at home with family by his side.
Robert was born on June 20, 1944 to Joseph H. and Elizabeth (Sucza) Konnen in Sharon, Pennsylvania.
He attended St. Ann’s parochial grade school before graduating from Farrell High School class of 1962.
After high school, Robert served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam. Most of his time was spent in Turkey where he worked in the military intelligence community.
He attended the University of Syracuse in New York, St. Mary’s College in Texas and graduated from Youngstown State University.
Robert was the budget director for Slippery Rock University and retired in 2005 after 32 years of service.
On May 4, 1974, he married his wife, Patricia (Wood) Konnen, who survives at home.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Robert enjoyed car racing, golfing, gardening and 50’s era music. He was also a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. Most important to him was time with his family and he always felt his greatest accomplishment was his children.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; daughter, Suzanne (Josh) Knupp of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; son, Daniel Konnen of Seneca Lake, New York; sister and brother-in-law, Judith (Raymond) Benetto. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by father, Joseph H. Konnen; mother, Elizabeth Konnen; father-in-law, Charles Wood and mother-in-law, June Wood.
Friends may call Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, Pennsylvania.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.shermanfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to the Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, February 28 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.