Obituary Robert Joseph Shuder
The angels welcomed our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Robert Joseph Shuder on December 29, 2018.
Robert, “Bob,” was born May 5, 1927 to Rose and Anthony Shuder of Finleyville, Pennsylvania, where he lived until joining the United States Marine Corps in 1945. He proudly served his country and instilled that love of country into his family. After military service, Bob was employed by United States Steel Corporation, rising steadily through the ranks to the position of General Supervisor.
His life was enriched through his sixty-eight year marriage with his wife Elizabeth “Betty” Frank on September 2, 1950 and they welcomed three children who adored him: Jayne Stephens of Durham, NC; Todd Shuder and Anny Szeto of Carlsbad, CA and Steve and Joann Shuder of Poquoson, VA. In time seven grandchildren blessed the family, who also treasured their time with him: Adam and Lauren Stephens of New Orleans, LA; Chelsey and Brent Zwicker of Chandler, AZ; Zachary Shuder of Chandler, AZ; Allyson Stephens and Richard Estrada of Durham, NC and Stephanie, Renee and Eric Shuder of Poquoson, VA. He was generous with his praise and encouragement and always had a warm smile assuring his unconditional love. His five great grandchildren brought numerous smiles to his face as he enjoyed their antics; Wyatt, Pippa and Zoe Zwicker and Emily and James Stephens.
Born and living in suburban Pittsburgh, PA for nearly eighty years, he and Betty, resided in Yorktown VA for the past 12 years, enjoying the rich historical and military environment, but holding dear to their Pittsburgh roots – especially with loyalty toward their sports teams.
He was preceded in death by parents, Rose and Anthony Shuder, and siblings Leonard and wife Helen, Ruth and husband Stanley and Gary, as well as a nephew Clay Shuder and a niece Laurel Rehonic. He is mourned and will be greatly missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, his beloved sister- and brother-in-law, Virginia and David Speer of Deer Lakes, PA along with many nieces, nephews, great grandchildren and great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 12 noon to 1 pm Saturday January 5, 2018 followed by a funeral mass at St Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church 3800 Big Bethel Road, Yorktown, VA 23693. A reception will follow the service at the church.
The family wishes to express special thanks to At Home Hospice “Nurse Amy” and “Aide Hope,” Sentara Careplex Hospital, Dr. Carl J. Lindemann and David Colwell for their compassionate and dedicated care.
Please do not send flowers. Donations may be made to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (www.mcsf.org) or Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Church in Robert’s memory.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
St Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church
3800 Big Bethel Road, Yorktown VA 23693