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Obituary for Robert Peter Tanzola

Robert Peter  Tanzola
Robert Peter Tanzola, 65, of Irwin, died Thursday April 26, 2018 in the Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. He was born august 24, 1952, in Philadelphia a son of Patricia Paris (Cavounis) Berenato and the late Robert Charles Tanzola. He was employed in hospitality for years, self-employed and then worked for the Ritz Carlton, KOA and many others throughout his career. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, in Irwin. Bobby was a loving, caring and protective husband to his wife Kathleen (Rylander) Sarniak-Tanzola; two children Robert and Tanner Tanzola both of Medford, NJ; stepson Theodore Sarniak, of Greensburg; a grandson Theodore Sarniak V; brother Craig Tanzola and wife Kathleen, of NJ; sister Ellen Johnson and husband, David, of VA and several nieces and nephews. Bobby enjoyed life to the fullest and was dearly loved by his family and friends. He was an avid cook, sharing his incredible recipes with all. Bobby loved and enjoyed his Philadelphia sports teams, the Eagles winning the Super Bowl was his longest awaited victory. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial donation made to the Boys and Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania 5432 Butler Street Pittsburgh PA 15201. Friends will be received 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Ott Funeral Home Inc. 805 Pennsylvania Avenue Irwin. Parting prayers will be held 9 a.m. Monday in the funeral home followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christina Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon.
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