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Robert Gutwald

Robert J. Gutwald

Wednesday, October 30th, 1946 - Saturday, December 5th, 2020
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Obituary

Robert J. Gutwald 74 North Huntingdon died Saturday December 5, 2020 in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born October 30, 1946 in Greensburg, and he was the son of the late John and Anna Wahl Gutwald. Robert was a retired Rural Mail Carrier for the United States Postal Service at the Greensburg Post Office. He was also at one time employed at Westinghouse Electric of East Pittsburgh. Bob was a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the US Army stationed in Thailand . He was a member of The Immaculate Conception Church of Irwin where he served as an usher and was the Social Committee Chair. He also started the “Burger Bash” and was very involved in the Church’s Lenten Fish Fry. Bob was the president of the Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club, past president of the Norwin Band Aides, and over the years was a big supporter of Norwin Athletics. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Francis “Cook” Gutwald, a nephew Paul Gutwald, and a great nephew Chad Kardell. Bob is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elaine (Hrapchak) Gutwald, a son John Robert “Rob” Gutwald and his wife Karrie of Harrison City, daughter Deborah Hlavach and her husband Stephen of North Huntingdon, two grandsons, Joey Hlavach and Charlie Gutwald. Sisters-in-law Anita Acalotto (Dom) and Paula Folda (Jim), many nieces and nephews and a dear family friend, Father Paul Lisik . Friends will be received at the Ott Funeral Home Inc. 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8PM. Parting prayers will take place on Thursday at 9:30 AM in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Immaculate Conception Church, 308 Second Street, Irwin, PA 15642 or The Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club, 11369 Center Highway, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. For online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Ott Funeral Home Inc.
    Address
    805 Pennsylvania Avenue
    IRWIN, PA 15642
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Ott Funeral Home Inc.
    Address
    805 Pennsylvania Avenue
    IRWIN, PA 15642
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  • Service

    Thursday, December 10th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, December 10th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Immaculate Conception Church
    Address
    308 Second Street
    IRWIN, PA 15642
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    Notes
    Parting Prayers will be Thursday at 9:30 AM in the funeral home.
    Officiant
    Father John Moineau
    Co-Celebrant
    Father Paul Lisik
  • Interment

    Location
    Immaculate Conception Cemetery
    Address
    Bridge Street
    North Huntingdon, PA 15642
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Donna DiGregory

Posted at 03:01pm
i am so sorry to see this. I worked at the Irwin post office and he was one of the nicest customers i ever had. please accept my dearest sympathies.
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Nick Voron and Family Sacramento, CA

Posted at 12:21am
May God Bless All of You and Coach Gutwald in Heaven above. Our Sincere Condolences and Prayers are with all of you!
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Paul Sroka

Posted at 08:29pm
Nice man. Always first class. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
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Nancy Kendall & Family

Posted at 03:33pm
Dear Elaine and Family my deepest sympathy on the loss of Bob, he truly was one of the good men on this earth. I am sure God will keep him busy, but all of us who knew him will never forget him. Rest in peace Bob we truly will miss you.

Mike Lucotch

Posted at 11:56am
Dear Gutwald Family,
Please know that you have our family's deepest sympathy. Bob and all of you are in our prayers at this most difficult time. May Bob rest in God's eternal peace.
The Lucotch Family
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