Robert E. Vesco, 75

Robert E. Vesco, 75, of Johns Lane, Wayne Twp. died on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at his residence. Although in ill health, death was unexpected.

Born July 3, 1938 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Jay and Bessie A Harriff Vesco. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Jo Babcock Vesco.

Bob retired from Koppel Steel in 2002 where he was a millwright. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church. Bob loved to play tennis and pickle ball. He also enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles. His most cherished time was spent with his family.

In addition to his wife, Mary Jo, survivors include two daughters, Kim (John) Schuster of Ellwood City, Lynn (Craig) Bruton of North Carolina; a sister, Alda Derrow of Michigan; thirteen grandchildren; and fifteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Cynthia Jo Vesco Simpson who died in 2001 and three brothers; Jay, Kenneth, and Donald Vesco.

Friends will be received on Friday December 27 from 10 until the time of the funeral service at 11 at the Knox Presbyterian Church. His pastor, Rev. Elizabeth Wallace will officiate.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Ellwood City Public Library.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City. Online condolences may be sent to

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