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Harris Funeral Home
Monday November 22nd, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am

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Monday November 22nd, 2021
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Robert Wilson

WILSON—Robert F., “Robin,” “Rob,” or “Bob,” a life-long Johnstown resident, passed away on November 17, 2021, after a long battle with cancer at the age of 71. Born on June 3, 1950, son of Charles and Rebecca (Findlay) Wilson. Preceded in death by parents; brother-in-law, Robert Stuart and in-laws, Anthony and Mary Wyszynsky. He is survived by wife, Beverly (Wyzynsky), daughters, Donna Wilson, Hillary Beach (Daniel), and grandchildren, Piper and Findlay; also survived by siblings, Roberta (Wilson) Stuart, Charles David Wilson (Mary), James Wilson (AnnMarie), numerous nieces and nephews and man’s best friend, the family dog, Darcy. During his illness, Rob enjoyed visits from his dear friends, Walt and Mary and his brother, Jim. Rob was a patriot, serving in the National Guard. He was a tinkerer, ever under the hood of a car, boat, or fixing up the house. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, Rob, Beverly and Donna navigated the Allegheny River in Rob’s boat past Donna’s home. It was something he planned and dreamed of for many years. Recently, when his illness stalled a bit, and a miracle seemed to be in front of him, he was able to visit Hillary and Dan’s new house and to see Donna’s new car. Rob’s mind was put at ease and this gave him great happiness. He served his community with all manner of computer related problems with his company Electronic Repair Service and at CAMCO where he retired in 2020. He was a dedicated, lifelong friend and enjoyed throwing darts, having a drink and chatting with friends at the Harmonie Club, boating, and the annual camping trip at Raystown. Rob was an avid Penguins/Steelers fan, attending games when he could or watching the games at home with his wife or with friends at the Club. Rob was second to none in storytelling, and entertaining Pap’s “wooden-headed dummies” with made-up songs. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, with Rev. James Farrer officiating. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the places that gave us many more days with Pap. Hillmanresearch.com.upmc.edu/giving http://www.johnstownwalkofhope.com/, and to give blood/platelets so other families may be as fortunate as ours. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. Due to the current pandemic, the family recommends masks be worn.

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Guestbook

Sincere sympathy to Robs family. I first met Rob many yrs ago taking karate. Then more recently seeing him at the Harmonie Club. Great guy and it was so sad hearing that he was sick and then of his passing. May your memories give you comfort. Greg and Jill Havas

Greg Havas Nov 22 2021 12:00 AM

Sincere condolences. I always enjoyed working with Bob and knowing the two of you. I enjoyed our conversation the mant times I ran into Bob at the Feed Mill. Dan (and Deb) Mishler

Dan & Deb Mishler Nov 22 2021 12:00 AM

My prayers and condolences to Beverly and the entire Wilson family. May God blessings help you through these trying times!

I met Rob years ago through my father-in-law, AB Fox at Paradise Point during one of many Raystown Adventures! Rob and his good friend, Ken Deater, turned out to be two of the staples that held our group together! Now Rob gets to join both AB and Deater in the Lords Paradise! Rob will be deeply missed by us all but we will keep a seat open at the fire any time he wants to join us!

Ken Harbaugh Nov 21 2021 12:00 AM

My prayers and condolences to Beverly and the entire Wilson family. May God blessings help you through these trying times! I met Rob years ago through my father-in-law, AB Fox at Paradise Point during one of many Raystown Adventures! Rob and his good friend, Ken Deater, turned out to be two of the staples that held our group together! Now Rob gets to join both AB and Deater in the Lords Paradise! Rob will be deeply missed by us all but we will keep a seat open at the fire any time he wants to join us!

Ken Harbaugh Nov 21 2021 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to Bev, Donna, Hillary, siblings and all the family. One of his cousins was Doug Foster and I am Dougs widow. Doug shared many stories of fun growing up with his Wilson cousins. May Rob Rest In Peace.

Judy Winstead Foster Nov 20 2021 12:00 AM

We will keep your spirit alive every year at Raystown. You will be deeply missed. We were very fortunate to have you there with us.

James Fox Nov 20 2021 12:00 AM

My condolences to the Wilson family. Feel very fortunate to have known Rob from our Raystown adventures. Such a genuine great guy.

Doug Fox Sr Nov 20 2021 12:00 AM

Rob and family
Sorry to hear this sad news. I just couldnt believe this when I read the Obituary
So much fun growing up
My Deepest and most Sincere Condolences

Edward Torchia Nov 19 2021 12:00 AM

Rob and family Sorry to hear this sad news. I just couldnt believe this when I read the Obituary So much fun growing upMy Deepest and most Sincere Condolences

Edward Torchia Nov 19 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We spent so much time together when we worked together. We were always on the same page. Ron BalestRon Balest

Ron Balest Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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