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Robert J. Shields, 83

October 29, 2012

Robert J. Shields, 83, of Rossiter, Indiana County, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in his home.

He was the beloved husband of 57 years to Norma (Mains) Shields; father of Bobby Shields, Bill Shields, Linda (Matt) Messina and Albert Shields; grandfather of Michael Messina, Candace Shields, Nicholas Messina, Samantha Shields, Thomas Messina, Valerie Shields and Lisa Messina; brother of Teresa (Edward) Fitzroy, Kitty Pivirotto and the late Sarah Shields.

He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Bob proudly served as a Communications Technician 2nd Class in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.

He was retired from Schultheis Bros. after 42 years.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Soxman Funeral Homes, Ltd., Roth Chapel, 7450 Saltsburg Rd. (at Universal Road), Penn Hills, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

Interment will follow at a later date in Restland Memorial Park.

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