TRANSFER, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Robert P. “Mr. P” Peffer, of Transfer, Pennsylvania, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at UPMC – Passavant Hospital, McCandless, Pennsylvania, following an extended illness. He was 76.

Robert was born on July 17, 1945, in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, a son to Marion and Thelma (Rupert) Peffer.

He graduated from Zelienople High School in 1964.

Self was forgotten the day that he left his home to defend our flag and help keep our country free. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict and was assigned to the Signal Corps Service Component Command at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. His decorations and citations include: Marksman (Rifle M-14), and Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged from his duties with the rank of Private First Class, E-3.

He worked as a mail handler with the United States Postal Service, Warrendale, Pennsylvania and retired after dedicating 28 years of service to his vocation.

He was a member of Grace Chapel, Hermitage, Pennsylvania.

In his spare time, Robert enjoyed gardening, bird watching and mushroom hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Judy D. (Davison) Peffer, whom he married February 13, 1970; his children, Bryan Scott Peffer of Greenville, Pennsylvania, Sean Patrick Peffer of New Castle, Pennsylvania, Shannon Kristen (Stephen) Neral of Brookfield, Ohio and Stacy Michelle Pearson of Mercer, Pennsylvania; his grandchildren, Jake Peffer, Joe Peffer, Devyn Shaffer, Symantha Smicik, Isaiah Peffer, Alex Peffer, Nicky Peffer, Jesse Peffer, Austin Clayton, Jonah Clayton, Abby Clayton, Emma Pearson and Luke Pearson; his six great-grandchildren; his brothers, Glen (Maureen) Peffer of New Freedom, Pennsylvania, Larry (Cheryl) Peffer of Espyville, Pennsylvania, (twin) Dale (Donna) Peffer of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, Tom (Cherrie) Peffer of Portersville, Pennsylvania and Neil (Cindy) Peffer and Chuck Peffer, both of Harmony, Pennsylvania; his sisters, Velma (Phil) Hollerman of Harmony and (twin) Diane (Dale) Young of New Brighton, Pennsylvania and his extended family.

Preceding him in death were his parents; granddaughter, Adryann Peffer and siblings, Warren and Nancy Peffer, Bonnie Nicodemus and Laura Ridenour.

A memorial service will be held in his honor on Thursday, April 21, 2022, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at Grace Chapel Community Church, 4075 Lamor Road, Hermitage, PA 16148.

As suggested by his family, memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Mercer County, 3005 E. State Street, Hermitage, PA 16148.

Arrangements handled by Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, Brookfield, Ohio. (330-509-3135). Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com.

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A television tribute will air Thursday, April 14 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.