Robert H. Pohl
Robert H. Pohl, most recently of Valencia,
passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011.
He was 81. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janet; and their four children, David, of Memphis, Tenn., Nancy, of Reynoldsville, Douglas, of Girard, and Susan, of Centerville, Va. Bob was born Oct. 4, 1929, in Troy Hill. He grew up playing his horn in local dance bands in and around Pittsburgh until his love of music took him to Indiana State Teachers College. Sligo High School gave him his first teaching job and it was where he met his love, Janet. They were married Jan. 30, 1954. Bob taught Instrumental Music in Jacksonville, Fla., Erie, Brockway and Sagertown, for many years before starting a new career with the Federal Department of Aviation as an air traffic controller. Bob and Jan enjoyed traveling around the world and around the block, always exploring and making new friends. They visited Alaska, Japan, England, Spain, Malta and more, but especially enjoyed mentoring a "People to People" trip to Australia for high school students. They moved from their home in Brookville to the Woodlands at St. Barnabas in 2004. Visiting hours for friends will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME, 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services for the family will be Monday in Sligo. Interment will be in the Sligo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the American Lung Association or to the charity of your choice.
(Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Tribune)