Robert John Hervatine, 58

Robert John Hervatine, 58, of Wampum New Galilee Rd., New Beaver Boro died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at  UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born October 2, 1953 in New Castle, he was the son of the late Steve and Clara Hajec Hervatine.  He was married for 32 years to Lori Wilson Hervatine, who survives.

Robert graduated in 1971 from Mohawk High School and then attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He was an avid hunter and golfer.  Robert enjoyed gardening and the outdoors.  He was devoted to his wife, children, family and friends.  Robert lived his life fully, with great compassion and consideration for others.  As a result, his family and friends looked to him for leadership and guidance.

In addition to his wife, Lori, survivors include a son – Robert J. Hervatine of Spokane, WA; a daughter – Adele Hervatine of Pittsburgh; a sister – Kathy (Joseph “Sonny”) Olayer of Ellwood City; and three brothers – Tim (Cindy) Hervatine of Wampum, Steve (Jeannie) Hervatine of Mt. Jackson, and Paul (Belinda) Hervatine of Wampum.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Larry Hervatine in 1984.

Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and 6-9 on Friday July 13, 2012 at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Saturday, July 14 at Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City.

Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in New Castle.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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26 thoughts on “Robert John Hervatine, 58

  1. Rob was a wonderful man, who will be missed by the family and friends he loved so dearly. Lori, you Robert and Adele are in our hearts.

    Thinking and praying for all of you in this most difficult of times.


  2. Dear Lori, Robert and Adele,

    We cannot tell you how sad we are to hear of the passing of Rob. Our hearts go out to you and all the family. Our prayers and blessings are with all of you during this very difficult time.


    Joanne and Pat Ryan

  3. Dearest Lori, Robert, Adele and Hervatine family
    I can’t even begin to tell you how sorry we were to hear the news about your husband and father.
    Bob & I love you and want you to know that we have not stopped thinking about all of you.
    Robert “Buck” is someone that we are very proud to have known and will miss him.
    Lori, please know that I will be thinking of you and please keep intouch with me.
    Love you,

  4. Dear Lori and family, I can not tell you how sorry I am to hear about the loss of Rob. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers for strength to get through this very difficult time. God bless you all.

  5. Paul, Belinda, Cathy, Sonny, and families:
    We are so very sorry for your loss, wish there were more we could do for all of you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are here for you guys, don’t hesitate to call for anything. Now you all have a very special guardian angel to always look out for you. Take care, God bless.
    Jeff, Patti, Victor, and Mackenzie Otlowski

  6. Dear Lori and family, words cannot express the deep-felt emotions I feel. I pray for all of you in your loss and I am thankful for the support of family and friends that you have at this time. I love you all. Aunt Lee

  7. Dear Lori and Family,

    I’m shocked and saddened to hear of Rob’s passing. His kindness, loyalty, compassion and humor made him a great friend to me and many others. He will be missed. I’m so thankful that I had the opportunity to work with him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, please take care.

    Heather Hickman

  8. Lori, Robert, Adele

    This is such a shock, hard to grasp; I can’t express how sorry I am for your loss. You are in my prayers. May God bless you.

    With sympathy,


  9. Dear Cousin Lori, Robert and Adele,

    My heart goes out to you for this tragic loss. If there is anything that my Mom or I can do, please let us know. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and Big Hugs, Marina

  10. My deepest sympathies to Harvey’s wife and children. I graduated from HS with him and he was a beloved classmate and friend. Please know you are all in my prayers.

  11. Dear Lori

    I am so sorry to learn of Rob’s passing. He was a wonderful person. Wishing you, your children and the entire family God’s blessings during this difficult time.

    Take care.

    Nancy Dudum

  12. Dear Lori, Robert and Adele,
    Words cannot express the sadness we felt when we heard the news about Rob. Our hearts go out to you and Rob’s extended family as you go through this difficult time.
    Love from,
    Carm, Steve and the whole Borella Family

  13. Lori, this news has deeply shaken us. I want to express our love, admiration, and fondness for Rob, you, and the family. Bless you all.
    Thomas Asmuth & Rebecca Wilson

  14. Dearest Lori, Adele and Robert:

    I just don’t know what to say, I’m in disbelief over Buck’s sudden passing. I will miss him! Buck was like no other. He was a classy man. Never a bad word or feeling for anyone. He always stayed so calm in every situation. I can’t ever recall Buck not having a smile on his face. When Buck spoke of his children his eyes would light up and his smile would grow larger. He truly loved you all. Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that he will always be remembered.

  15. We are all so deeply sorry for your loss. The love of a treasured childhood friend creates memories we all cherish. Rob is the smile never forgotten, with the storeis and memories shared time and time again.

    With our deepest and sincere sympathy,
    The D’Amico Family:
    Dominic, Jim, Avis, Linda, Mary, Chris & Lisa

  16. Dear Lori, Robert & Adele,

    We are so very sad to hear about Rob’s passing. You are such a wonderful family and our hearts are broken for you. Rob was Amanda’s 2nd Dad, Gary’s softball buddy and Donna’s Pucker runner! We have so many memories with you guys; Mercy functions, your Christmas parties and just raising our daughter’s together. We never saw him without a smile. You are in our hearts and prayers.
    with our deepest sympathy,
    Gary, Donna, Amanda, Katie & Trevor Troxler

  17. Dear Lori and Family
    I am sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. My heart goes out to the entire Hervatine family. I grew up next to him and rode the same school bus. I will always remember him for his endless teasing on the rides to and from school. He always made me laugh. Robert will truly be missed by everyone. Know that he is smiling down on you with that big smile of his.
    Deepest sympathy to you all.

  18. Rob was a great friend and teammate in school and I have wonderful memories of his sense of humor, loyalty, and compassion. My deepest sympathies go out to the entire Hervative family.

    Reed Newell

  19. Dear Lori, Robert and Adele,
    We are so shocked and saddened by your loss. We all miss you here on Poplar Ave.
    Please know all your old neighbors send their love and support as well..Buck was a great guy.
    Nancy & Gus Pollek

  20. Just returned to office and found out. Speechless. Wish there was anything I could do to make it less horrible for you. ((()))

  21. Dear Lori and Family,
    I only knew Rob as a work colleague but to be honest he grew to be a respected friend through his honesty, kindness and professionalism. What a great guy. I lost my father when I was 24 years old and the shock of hearing about Rob’s passing brought back that feeling of loss. My prayers and thoughts are with all the family.
    Michael Creedon

  22. Lori, Adele and Robert

    I am so very sorry to hear about Rob’s passing. Rob was an amazing man and the greatest scorekeeper a coach could have asked for. I still have a book from the Bullets days. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.


  23. My heart goes out to Rob’s Family–all of us here at the San Francisco Art Institute are so saddened to hear this news. He was a wonderful co-worker and colleague–and even though not a faculty member in our studios, Rob was a terrific teacher of legions of our students—respected by all here on the slopes of Russian Hill. He made this a better place, a better college, and made us better people. We will miss him dearly.

    Jeff Gunderson

  24. Uncle rob accepted me into his family with open arms. I am steves daughter . Before my mom married steve I asked uncle rob “can I be your niece now or do I have to wait until the wedding?” he bent Down and said “you were my niece the first day I time you”. He was such a wonderful man that will be missed forever. Love you

  25. Just heard of the passing of Rob, he will be fondly remembered and our deepest sympathy goes out to your family. Watched a lot of softball games with Rob and loved all his corny jokes. Best wishes to you all.
    Lauren, Krista, Kathy and Tom Fanucchi

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