Robert Lee Orr

November 27, 1935 ~ May 6, 2019 (age 83)


Robert Lee Orr, 83, of Avonmore, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019 in Greensburg. He was born Wednesday, November 27, 1935 in Truxall, Pa., the son of the late William H. and Violet C. Anthony Orr. He graduated from Bell-Avon High School. After graduating he joined the U.S. Navy where he served for 3 years and 11 months. After leaving the Navy, he moved to Concord, Ca., before moving back to Apollo, Pa., where he worked for Canterbury Coal Mine. He belonged to U.M.W.A.  Local 6986, District 5. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Apollo, where is became a 32nd degree Master Mason. After his employment in the mines, he obtained his CDL license and drove tractor trailers until his retirement. He enjoyed gardening, yard work and loved to volunteer his time and helping out with the Avonmore Lifesavers and as a Boy Scout Leader. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Phyliss A. Stotts Orr, a son, William W. Orr and his wife, Cindy, of Marshfield, Mo., his daughters, Roberta L. Orr (Jeffrey Balles) of Hunker, Pa., Susan L. Trusiak of Dover, Oh., Virginia A. Dunmire and her husband, Bob, of Virginia Beach, Va. and Pamela J. Clark of Butler, Pa., a sister, Alice M. Roscher of Apollo, Pa., 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Orr. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 4:00PM at the VFW  in Vandergrift, 141 Sumner Ave., Vandergrift, Pa. 15690. . Arrangements were entrusted to the Kelly L. Corridoni Funeral Home LTD, 1916 Moore Ave., North Apollo, Pa. 


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Memorial Service
May 10, 2019

4:00 PM
Vandergrift VFW
141 Sumner Ave.
Vandergrift, PA 15690

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