Robert J. Gentile

Born: Mon., Jan. 5, 1942
Died: Sun., Jun. 11, 2017

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Wed., Jun. 14, 2017
Location: St. Michael Church

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Robert J Gentile, 75, of Fryburg passed away June 11, 2017 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness. 

Born on January 5, 1942, in Scranton, PA he was the son of the late Vito and Stella Lesinski Gentile.

Robert served in the US Air Force as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician and was discharged from service on January 4, 1964.  After his military service, he enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police Acedemy and graduated in 1966.  During his career in the State Police he was stationed at the Barracks in Strattanville, Shippenville, and Tionesta.  At the end of his career he was assigned to the Pennsylvania State Police Canine Unit. 

On April 27, 1968 he was married to the former Kay Banner Gentile who survives.

He was a member of St. Michael Church in Fryburg and the Knights of Columbus.

When Robert was not working you could find him on the golf course, taking care of his yard, and giving the neighborhood children rides on his golf cart.  He was a member of the National Fraternal Order of Police, American Association of State Troopers, The American Legion, and the NRA. 

Robert is survived by his wife Kay and their children James Gentile and his wife Christel of Chicora, Jason Gentile and his wife Missy of Slippery Rock and Jody Doutt and her husband Dana of Utica.  Grandchildren surviving include Treh and Bria Gillott, Andriane Felmlee and Cody Doutt, and Brooke and Sarah Gentile.  He is also survived by a brother Donald Gentile of Reading.  Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

As per his wishes there will be no public visitations.

Mass of a Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM in St. Michael Church, with Rev. Joseph Czarkowski Pastor as celebrant.

Interment will be in the St. Michael Cemetery following the Mass.

Memorials in Robert's honor may be made to Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh, and the Family House at 5245 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232.

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Dist. Judge Curtis E Carbaugh
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
I Worked with Bob at my job he was a kind and gentle soul. He was dedicated to the State POLICE. IT was a pleasure too have him present his case before the court. I will remember him in my prayers as he will be watching down on us.

Bert and Mary Lee Lehman
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
Wishing to express our sympathy in the loss of a good and gentle man. Bob was stationed at Tionesta Barracks and was a great addition to our community and the police force here. May God grant His comfort and promised peace to all who loved Bob - at this time of his passing. May he rest in peace.

Dave, Kathi, Sean/Katy, & Kelsey Fagan
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
Jake & Missy, Our thoughts are with you & your whole family. Wishing you peace. Please hold the good times and happy memories close to your hearts so his life is forever honored.

Delilia Ochs, Eukie Lolley and Family
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
Kay and Family,
Please know you are in Our Thoughts and Prayers during this time of Sorrow. May God give You comfort in Your Cherished Memories of Bob.
Deepest Sympathy,
Delilia Ochs and Eukie Lolley and Family

   Posted Mon June 12, 2017

Rusann Anderson
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
Kay, Jim, and the rest of your family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers, now and in the days to come. You have my deepest sympathies.


Debb Summerville
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
Kay, I'm so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you!

Robert E Brown
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
Kay :
I was very sorry to hear of Bobs passing. I had known about his illness for awhile and thought of him often. We shared some great experiences together both on and off the job. My thoughts will be with you and the kids in this time of sadness Sincerly

Dana and Mary McCauley
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
So sorry for your loss he was a great man and country neighbor

Stephen & Karen Lengyel
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
Kay, So sorry to hear of Bob's Passing. Prayers to you and the family during this sad time.

Carla Ragley Smith
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
Gentile family,

I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Bob was a great guy. He was always happy and treated everyone with respect. He sold me my first set of golf clubs. You are all lucky to have such a great person in your life as a husband, father and grandfather.... God bless!

Carl and Bonny Sheesley
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
Kay, Jim, Jake, Jodi, and families. We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a great addition to our family and we were very fond of him. God take car of all of you, left behind, but, remember you will all be reunited one day. Love and prayers, Bonny and Carl

Brent & Karen Olson
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
Kay & Family,
Keeping you and your family in our prayers during this very sad time.
Bob is now in a wonderful place in heaven with no pain and with his heavenly family who also love him.

JoAnne Schrecengost
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
Kay, and family,

You have our sympathy on the loss of your beloved husband and father.

Bob & JoAnne Schrecengost

Robert Murphy
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
To the Gentile Family,
I am referring to golf! Bob always seemed to me to portray a negative
outward attitude. Maybe part of his psychology? I really don't know. I
played a lot of golf with him and enjoyed getting the needle into him as
much as he did getting the needle into his opponents. I am sure he had
a lot to do with helping Kay, Jim and Jason in their claims to fame in their
golf. I always enjoyed the competition of playing with all three. I used
to needle Bob about his driving, he was quite the driver and seemed so
on balance all the years I played with him. I will be thankful always for
the special weekend that he invited me to play at Mayfield in a member-
guest tournament! I am sure you are with your Lord and Savior. Rest in
Peace my
I am so sorry for your loss!

Judy Siegel
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
Kay, I'm so sorry for your loss. Bob was a kind and friendly man always saying Hi when he saw me. You have my deepest sympathy. Prayers to you and your family. May he rest in peace.

Alfonse A Emmolo, MD
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
It is with deep remorse to learn of Bob's death. While I knew him as his physician for a time, I developed a fondness for him that behond patient -Doctor relationship

Anna Grooms
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
Kay and Family, You have my deepest sympathy. Bob was a very kind man and Ron enjoyed working with him. May God Bless you.

Eric & Samantha Schmader
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
Kay, Jim, Jody, Jake & family;

Offering our condolences and sympathy to you and your families. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Bob will be missed. I will remember the good times we had playing golf with Bob and Dad in the Builders' scramble tournaments.

Andrea (Annis) Shannon
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
Please accept my sincere condolences on your family's loss. The thing that I remember most about Bob is that I can't remember a time when he didn't have a smile on his face. His kindness and sincerity radiated to all of those around him and you couldn't help but be happy too! Find some comfort that he is free of pain and in God's loving arms.

gary fry
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
gary fry k9-16 . I worked with bob and trained with him for5 yrs. in the k-9 unit.One of the great people I got to now in my life. when you was around bob you were going to laugh. He just had that ability. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Scott Hartle
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
I'm sorry I can't be there today to pay my respects in person. Bob left me with a lot of great memories. Most of the time, Bob was making me, and those around him, laugh. To say he had a little temper on the golf course was an understatement. I know he took pride in the family he and Kay raised. To Kay, Jim, Jake and are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dave Swanson
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
Great guy gone too soon. Condolences to a great family.

Jerry & Pam Schill
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
Kay & family,

We are saddened to hear of Bob's passing and offer you our most sincere condolences and prayers.

Chuck Schettler
   Posted Thu June 15, 2017
How lucky those were that Bob touched their lives. He is without doubt in heaven !

Bill Gatehouse
   Posted Fri June 16, 2017
Deepest sympathies at your loss.

Curt Aldrich
   Posted Mon June 19, 2017
I knew Bob primarily through golf over the past twenty five years or so. He loved the game and loved competing with other golfers. In all the matches we took part in I always found him to be a gentleman and a good sportsman. He'll be missed by all his friends. My condolences to Jim, Jake, and the entire family.

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