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Robert W. Truesdale

Born: Tue., Mar. 1, 1921
Died: Sat., Jun. 15, 2019


12:30 PM to 1:00 PM, Sun., Jun. 23, 2019
Location: Boyers Methodist Church

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sun., Jun. 23, 2019
Location: Boyers Methodist Church

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Robert W. Truesdale, age 98, of Hilliards passed away Saturday June 15, 2019 at his residence.

Robert was born March 1, 1921 in Washington Township, Butler County.  He was the son of the late Robert Hugh Truesdale and the late Jessie E. Morris Truesdale.  Robert served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II as an Aerial Gunner.  He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and two Purple Hearts for his service during the Air Offensive Europe in Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland.  Robert retired from Pullman Standard as a brake operator.  He attended the Boyers Methodist Church and was a member of the American Legion and the VFW.

Robert is survived by his wife of 75 years, Winifred S. Smith Truesdale, whom he married February 7, 1944; six daughters, Mrs. Judy(Dale) White of Ellensburg, WA, Mrs. Joyce(Jim)Whitmire of Petrolia, Mrs. Shirley(Dick)Hiwiller of Petrolia, Mrs. Cathy(Paul)Ryan of Butler, Mrs. Barbara(Ed)Biddle of West Sunbury and Mrs. Pam(Jeff)Maxwell of Slippery Rock; one son, Dennis(Julie)Truesdale of Hilliards, nineteen grandchildren, thirty two great grandchildren and one great great grandson.

Bob was preceded in death by two brothers, an infant son, Gregory David and one grandson, Eric Hiwiller.

The family will receive friends at the Boyers Methodist Church on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 12:30 P.M.  A memorial service will follow at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Sara Adkins officiating.

Burial will be private.

Full military honors will be provided by the Moniteau Ceremonial Squad.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Boyers Methodist Church,  P.O. Box 124, Boyers, PA 16020.

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