HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Robert Lee “Blackie” Black II, Hermitage, passed away unexpectedly at 10:45 a.m. Friday, October 1, 2021 in Sharon Regional Medical Center. He was 61.
He was born August 15, 1960 in Toledo, Ohio, a son of Mary Ann (Tomase) Black, Hermitage and Robert Lee Black I.
Blackie was a computer programmer from ITT Technical School and then received his apprenticeship for steel rigging. He worked at Sharon Steel for 14 years and Joy Cone Company from 1995 to present as a fabricator.
He attended Victory Christian Center, Coitsville Campus.
Blackie was a member of the Freedom Thirteen Cycle Group; he loved riding his Harley, firearms, guitars/ musician, hunting, he was very artistic which included tattoo work, karate where he achieved his black belt status and most of all spending time with his family and friends. His grandchildren were his world.
Surviving are his wife, Cynthia (Brant) Black whom he married June 21, 1980 and she survives at home; a daughter, Teela Black-Cruz and her husband, Rico Cruz, of Hermitage; a son, Robert L. “Tre” Black III of Hermitage; sisters, Nancy Zreliak and her husband, Brian, of Hermitage, Kimberly Ann Palumbo of Hermitage and LeAnn Black and her companion, James Campbell, of Hermitage; a brother, Charles “Chuck” Haun and his companion, Sandy Ricci, of Hermitage and grandchildren, Austin Lee Black DePrano, Ava Cruz, Bella Black and Bailey Black.
He was preceded in death by his father and a nephew, Joseph Sakony.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at John Flynn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 2630 East State Street, Hermitage, PA 16148.
There will also be visitation at the funeral home from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m.
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A television tribute will air Monday, October 4 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.