Robert A. Preston 1937-2018

SHARON, Pa. — Robert Allen Preston, 80, of Clark, Pa., passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 14, 2018, at Sharon Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Bob was born Oct. 24, 1937, in Sharon, Pa., to Robert C. and Evelyn Fisher Preston, and was a lifelong area resident.

His mother passed away when he was an infant. His father later married the former Leona King, who raised him as her own.

He retired from National Castings in 1983 after 19 years of service as a craneman.

Bob married the former Rose Marie “Dutchie” Lenzi on Jan. 9, 1960, at St. Adelbert Church in Farrell, Pa., and, last week, they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. She survives at home.

He is also survived by his son, Jeffrey A. (Stephanie) Preston of Niles; daughters, Kimberly A. of Sharon, Pa., and Dana L. (Richard) Szivos of Elizabethtown, Pa.; five grandchildren, Darien (James) Misavage of Hermitage, Pa., Courtney and Brooke Preston of Niles, and Shawn and Rachel Szivos of Elizabethtown, Pa.; three great-grandchildren, Brielle Lewis and Aidan and Riley Misavage; his sister, Roberta Vale of Florida; a sister-in-law, Vickie Lenzi of Hermitage, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, Joseph Vale, and Walter and Robert Lenzi; and a great-granddaughter, Kyleigh Noel Preston.

Per Bob’s wishes, cremation will take place, and there will be no calling hours or service.

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