HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Robert L. “Bob” Thornburg, Jr., 93, of Hermitage, formerly of Langloth, Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022, in UPMC Jameson Hospital, New Castle.

Mr. Thornburg was born February 19, 1929, in Erie Mine, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Robert “Lee” and Mary (Gariglio) Thornburg, Sr.

He attended Burgettstown, Pennsylvania High School.

A lifelong truck driver, he was employed by the former Chemical Leaman Tank Lines and retired from Tri-State Oil, Paris, Pennsylvania.

Bob was a member of the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage. Previously, he was a member of Our Lady of Lords, Burgettstown.

An outdoorsman, he loved hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed dirt track racing, the Pittsburgh Steelers and supporting his children and grandchildren in their sporting activities.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, the former Lucille Crocco, whom he married on August 7, 1948; a son, Robert L. Thornburg III and his wife, Patricia, of Hermitage; four grandchildren, Michele, Leslie, James and Daniel; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Dorothy Coffman of Weirton, West Virginia.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a son, James Thornburg.

The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Calling hours will be 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, until the time of the service, Thursday, June 23, 2022 in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 East State Street, Sharon. Funeral service will begin at 12:00 Noon with Rev. Richard Allen, officiating.

Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage. 

A television tribute will air Wednesday, June 22 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.