October 25, 1957 – October 30, 2019
Ziegler, Robert, age 62, peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, of Overbrook.
Beloved husband of 30 years to Mary (Meade); loving father of Megan (Justin Black) and Ryan Ziegler; devoted dog dad to Tootsie Marie; son of the late Robert and Mildred (Rechtorik) Ziegler; brother of Terri McCartney and the late Rose O’Brien; brother-in-law of Dennis O’Brien. Bob will also be missed by his in-laws, nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. After retiring from teaching for over 31 years with Pittsburgh Public Schools, he devoted his life to volunteering and joined Boyce Park Ski Patrol which introduced him to BOLD, Blind Outdoor Leisure Development. From skiing with the blind to taking them fishing, he was up for anything. Ski patrol also introduced him to volunteering as an emergency responder at The Pittsburgh Marathon. He was a jack of all trades and could fix just about anything. He loved the outdoors and was an experienced fisherman and hunter. One of his favorite jokes to tell during deer season when asked “did you catch anything?” was “well it’s pretty hard to ‘catch’ a deer.” His family continues to be as grateful as he was for all the love and support they received throughout his ALS journey. He touched the lives of so many and he will be greatly missed by all. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral prayer on Tuesday morning at 10:30. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Theresa of Kolkata Parish, Resurrection Church, Brookline at 11:30 a..m. In lieu of flowers, Bob would insist on everyone doing something fun with someone they love.