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Robert  T.  Whalen

Robert T. Whalen
  • June 15, 1958 - October 5, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant Township, Pennsylvania

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“Bob was a co-worker, a Loyal Member of UWUA Local 102, but most of all, a friend. I worked with him in West Penn Power, and beside him as he...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Sue Vozar - Connellsville, PA

“So sorry for your loss. Bob was a great to work with and I was saddened to hear of his passing. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Tracy Brubaker - Latrobe, PA


3 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“I’m so sorry for your loss Kimmy and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Becky Lilley


5 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“The people in Lincoln Division admired you! ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Lincoln Division - Coworker

“Lori and Family my deepest sympathy to you on Bobs passing. have not seen you all in years but i do think of you. So sorry for your loss. Fondly ,...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Ann Fleischmann - Friend

“It is so sad to learn today of Bob's passing. I remember growing up across the street - Bob was my best friend. Shooting, playing pool, swimming,...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Jack Rumbaugh - Friend


9 of 17 | Posted by: Jack Rumbaugh - Friend

“Lori sooooo sorry!!! My prayers and hugs go out to you and your family. May God hold you close and give you strength and love. Prayers! Deacon Mike...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Deacon Mike Orange - Latrobe, PA

“To the family my condolences. I called Bob Big Daddy from this drag racing side. We worked for West Penn and We talked alot. He was a great guy and...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: robin mattes - Friend

“So sorry for your loss. I worked with Bob at Arnold and when I was local President. Bob was always a good and conscientious worker. He will be missed. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Donald Negley - Sarver, PA

“Sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of you through this difficult time. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Tabitha Hancock - Greensburg, PA

“Lori , kimmy, Robby, I am so sorry for your loss. You all have my deepest Sympathy.We had some really good times together.Love you all patty ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Patty Prinkey - Greensburg, PA

“Lora and famiky, We wish we could be with you at this sad time. Know that our love, prayers, and thoughts are with you. Bob and you will always have...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Lynne and Gary Fitzgerald - TX

“Aunt Lori, Kimmy and Robbie,Thinking of you all during this difficult time and offering my deepest sympathies. Love you all. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Samantha (Rodkey) Rega - VA

“So sorry for your loss. Sending love, hugs and prayers to your family ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Kevin & Karen Grus - PA - Friend


Robert "Bob" T. Whalen, 62, of Mt. Pleasant Township, passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Shadyside Hospital, surrounded by his family, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 15, 1958, in McKeesport, to the late Robert A. Whalen and the late Shirley Barone Whalen Rosendale. Bob was retired from West Penn Power and the Utility Workers Union of America, System Local 102, where he served as union president for six years. He was also an executive board member of the Utility Workers Union of America until 2015. Bob was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting deer and Pennsylvania black bear and fishing. He also loved cars and drag racing, introducing his wife, children, grandson, one brother, and a niece and nephew to the sport. Bob's love of drag racing will live on through his family. He especially cherished time with his grandchildren, mentoring his grandson with his Junior Dragster at Keystone Raceway Park, and laughing, talking to, and spending time with his granddaughters. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Lora "Lori" Rodkey Whalen, who provided exceptional care during their journey battling his cancer. Also surviving are his daughter, Kimmy Marinchek and her husband, Steve, of Mt. Pleasant; his son, Rob Whalen and wife, Melissa, of Ruffsdale; grandchildren, Justin "JJ" Murdock Jr., Hailey Whalen and Mia Whalen; brothers, Kevin Whalen (Lyla), of Blairsville, and Mark Whalen (Wendi), of Land-o-Lakes, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was loved and comforted by his pets, Bailey, Abbey and Kenda. Bob received tremendous support from his friends, Peter Flemming and William Sterner, two special people who were always helpful and caring, as well as many other family and friends. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Hillman Cancer Center and Shadyside Hospital (Transplant and Intensive Care Units) for all of their care, compassion, and support. As per Bob's request, visitation and services are private. Arrangements were under direction of SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Please visit Bob's online memorial at www.saloom-rega.com to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega, funeral director.