W. SALEM TOWNSHIP, PA (MyValleyTributess) – Robert S. Palyo, age 79, of Poplar Road, W. Salem Township, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 9, 2019.
He was born in Whitaker, Pennsylvania on February 9, 1940 to Steve and Margaret (Rinko) Palyo and moved to Greenville in 1949.
Bob graduated from Pymatuning Joint High School in 1957 and honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves.
He was employed for 34 years at the former Sharon Steel Corporation, retiring from the metallurgical lab in 1993. He was then employed at Goddard State Park and Pymatuning State Park until retirement in 2001. In addition, Bob helped his brother Ron run a small family farm in W. Salem Township for 30 years.
His other interests included, fishing, hunting, boating, golfing, traveling and rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams; especially the Penguins.
On November 26, 1960 he married the former Darla Dolan, she survives at home. Also surviving is a daughter, Kathy Brown and her husband, Bob, of Hartstown; a son, Robert J. Palyo and his wife, Susie, of Sharpsville; a grandson, Steven Brown; a great-granddaughter, Sydney Brown; his brother, Ron Palyo and his wife, Susan, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania and their daughter, Sarah and her husband, Justin, of San Francisco, California and son, Dan and his wife, Tammy and their daughters, Charlotte and Audrey of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Dorothy Palyo.
Per Bob’s wishes, cremation was chosen and there will be no services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Strayhaven Animal Shelter, 94 Donation Road, Greenville, PA 16125.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main Street, Greenville, Pennsylvania.
A television tribute will air Friday, April 12 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.