Robert William “Rizzo” Mallin, 83, of Rossiter, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
He was born June 20, 1929, in Canoe Township, Indiana County, a son of the late Hugh and Bertha (Sandstrom) Mallin.
Mr. Mallin was a cook in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He enjoyed sharing his talent of cooking for others, whether at his home or for a fund raising event in Rossiter.
“Rizzo” worked for Interstate Amesite for many years.
He belonged to the Laborer International Union, Local No. 1058.
He was a member of the Rossiter American Legion, Amvets and the Punxsutawney Moose.
He played baseball for the Indiana County league in his younger years.
He enjoyed watching sports, especially Rossiter Baseball, the Steelers and Pirates.
Surviving relatives include a niece, Donna Dixson and husband Ken of Indiana; and several other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John and James Mallin; and two sisters, Grace Taylor and Mildred Jones.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Interment will follow at Union Hill Cemetery, Rossiter.
Memorial donations may be made in “Rizzo’s” honor to the Rossiter American Legion.
Online condolences may be made at www.shumakerfh.com .