Robert E. Meinert

October 02, 1939 - April 27, 2024

Visitation: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 & Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 3-8 p.m.; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, Twp.

Service: Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, May 2, 2024, 10:00 a.m.; Divine Grace Parish, St. Ferdinand Church.

Robert E. (Bob) Meinert, age 84, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 27, 2024. He was the devoted and loving husband of Nancy J. (Meier) Meinert for 50 years. His precious wife Nancy passed away in 2010.

Bob was also preceded in death by his loving grandson, David Rocco. Bob was the loving and proud father of Bob (Lisa Ann) Meinert, Mike (Pam) Meinert, Dale Meinert, Linda (Tony) Rocco & Tom (Lisa Joy) Meinert. Loving grandfather of Brittany (Tom) Sustersic, David Rocco, Eric (Liz) Meinert, Diana Rocco (Rod Smith), Logan Meinert, Greg Rocco, Dalton (Kaelyn) Meinert, Micaela Meinert, Morgan Meinert, Parker Meinert, Stephanie Meinert, Sam Meinert, Carson Meinert & Blake Meinert, along with great grandchildren, Scarlett, Landon, Cole, Henry, Bella, Evelyn, Sophia and expectant baby Rocco/Smith. Bob was preceded in death by his wonderful parents, Earl and Helen (Schmitt) Meinert and survived by his sisters Maryanne (Tom) Mcllwain and Barbara (Jack) Boss.

Bob cherished his time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities.

He served as a police officer in Ross Township and Phoenix, Arizona before becoming a Detective, Lieutenant, then Captain-in-Charge of Homicide for the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office. He served as an elected Magisterial District Judge for Ross and West View and later accepted a position as the Commander of the Homicide Unit of the Allegheny County Police Department.

Bob was a Security Director for Bell Atlantic for nine years and was the owner of Robert E. Meinert & Associates, a private investigative firm. He went on to continue private investigations in locating missing children, runaways and families for Children, Youth and Family Services departments for several counties in Western PA.

Bob also served as a Township Commissioner, Civil Service Commissioner for Ross Township and a Zoning Hearing board member in Neville Township.

Bob was very active in St. Teresa of Avila and St. Ferdinand as a member and served as a Minister of the Eucharist for over 50 years.

Bob was very involved in charity fundraising, including PH CURE, Kops for Kids and National Ovarian Cancer Charity. He was a life member and Past President of the Western PA Chiefs of Police Association, proud member of BSA, past Executive Board Member and life member of the PA Chiefs of Police Association, Co-founder of the PA Association of Licensed Investigators (PALI), lifetime Chairman Emeritus and active member of Intellenet, an international investigative organization and the Vidocq Society, a volunteer investigative group helping those without means to assist in unsolved homicides.

Bob received a bachelor’s degree from California University of PA and taught criminal justice classes at several institutions.

Bob was inducted into the North Catholic High School Hall of Fame. He served honorably in the U.S Army and attained the rank of Sergeant E-5 in his two years of active duty while serving in Germany and E-6 in two years of inactive duty.

A visitation is scheduled from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1 at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp., 16066. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Divine Grace Parish, St. Ferdinand Church on Thursday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association or C.O.R.E., both in memory of David Rocco.

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  • denise lynn meinert

    i so sorry about robert
    pass a way he in
    heaven now

  • Pamela Norma Pilson

    Tom and family, your dad was a great man.
    You have so many memories to reflect back on.
    RIP Bobby Kay

  • Bill and Kris Kelsch Moushey

    Bob, Mike, Dale, Linda and Tom,
    Your dad made a huge difference in this world. It was an honor to have called him a friend.
    We loved him, Kris and Bill Moushey

  • Regis SmIth

    My condolences to the Meinert Family.Worked many cases with Bob.He was the best, may he rest in peace.

  • Renee Cercone siegel

    Hearing of this loss we wanted to send our sympathies and let you know you’re in our hearts. The Cercone’s and the Siegel’s are out of town this week. We are heartbroken we could not be there but definitely in our prayers. He will be remembered through all of your lovely families

  • Renee Cercone siegel

    Hearing of this loss we wanted to send our sympathies and let you know you’re in our hearts. The Cercone’s and the Siegel’s are out of town this week. We are heartbroken we could not be there but definitely in our prayers. He will be remembered through all of your lovely families

  • Judy (McKee) Bibri

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I lived in Perrysville close to the family and was a babysitter for his five children! How absolutely wonderful Bob and Nancy were! I also had the pleasure of working at his dairy store-“Bob and Jerry’s Dairy” where every Saturday morning was like a “town hall meeting” as Bob was so popular! Finding out that Bob and Nancy were members of St. Ferdinand church gave me another opportunity to connect with them! My deepest sympathy to your family in this tremendous loss.

  • Sharon McCourt Hughes

    Meinert Family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Mr. Meinert was one of those people that always made you feel like you were the most important person in the room. Our thoughts are with you.

    Harry McCourt Family

  • Denise Faller

    Meinert family, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I remember him as a friendly guy and always so interesting to talk to. I hope you find comfort in knowing he is at peace.

  • Donna kent

    Dale, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Your father was such an outstanding and well respected man with a kind and caring heart. Always unselfishly serving the community to help make it a better place. May God wrap his loving arms around your family during this most difficult time. 🙏

  • Mike Fisher

    Knew Bob since we were both in the DA’s office. Loss of a great man. May Bob’s soul rest in peace. 🙏

  • David J Buchewicz

    Bob will be missed. Have him in my daily prayers that he is in peace in heaven.

  • Carole Schomaker Lang

    Dale, I’m so sorry I didn’t get to know your Dad better. Don and I send our sincere condolences.

  • Mary Fera Rutherford

    Nancy and Bob Meinert are the best people I have ever met. I mean that in every sense of the word but just to name a few, generous, loving and funny

  • Greg and Lori Nasser

    We want to send prayers to the Meinert family. Your mom and dad were so full of life and fun. Treasure the memories they created for all of you. One day at a time. Hugs

  • haeyoung jugan

    pap will forever be in our memories and hearts…the most caring, involved, astute mayor there ever was ♡ rip with David and gram!

    xoxo, Hae-Young

  • Clyde Leonard

    I was deeply saddened to learn of Bob’s passing. He was my classmate and I’m proud to say my friend. I so much enjoyed seeing and talking to him at our annual class reunion picnics. My sympathies to the entire family.

  • Susie Kalmbach

    To the Meinert Family – So sorry for the loss of your dad. May you all find peace in remembering what a great guy he was.

  • Jo Ann Mason

    So very sorry for your loss. Sorry also that we met our cousin, Bob, so late in life. What a wonderful, loving soul. Rest in Peace, Bob. Lots of loving Meinert family members waiting for your company in heaven.

  • Patti (pro) Mikosky

    I met Bob when my brother married his niece Debbie. Bob and Nancy were such magnificent people. The epic Christian couple who witnessed by example.he was the patriarch of the family. You only had to meet them once and you felt enveloped in love.
    I cannot be sad while he will be greatly mourned on earth, there will be a huge celebration of souls in heaven. Lead on Uncle Bob as eternity with Nancy and David await you.

  • Ellwood K. Greiner Jr

    Always enjoyed talking with Bob. And couldn’t thank him enough for always taking my Mother to church and breakfast after. Bob will be missed by so many. Bob always said how much he loved and enjoyed his family. R. I. P. Bob.

  • Mary and Alan Funovits

    Dear Linda & Tony
    It is with heartfelt sympathy we share in the profound loss of your Father, our friend. Many beautiful memories with Bob. Rest in Peace and may angels sing thee to the rest ❤️❤️❤️

  • Paul Lewandowski

    Love you brother. Thank you for our long conversations about faith and love of Christ. You will be missed by many. Those who knew him will always remember his staple statement. “God loves you and so do I”

  • Jamie Gibson

    Thank you Lord Jesus for sharing Bob with us. We loved our time together with him and look forward to seeing him in Glory.

  • Meredith Lewandowski

    Sincerest sympathy to so many family members. It was an honor to know such a good man of distinction.

  • Robert Waag

    With Deepest Sympathy.
    May it comfort you to know
    That your loved one
    is at peace
    and in the loving arms
    of our Lord.
    Bob & Anna Waag

  • Mike and Kim Weigand

    Our deepest sympathy. We are keeping the family of a truly great man in our hearts. Rest in Peace Bob.

  • James Bower

    Rest in priest, dear cousin

  • Elizabeth Testa

    Bob was a special friend of mine at Atria . He lived a special life in his detective work and his love of his family. He will be missed by all
    His friends at Atria. May you Rest in Peace.🙏

  • Fred Galovich


    Words can’t describe how much I respected you. Our times at North Catholic in school and on the football field. Our recent times at breakfast laughing and reminding each other how important we both thought we were. Your upbeat sense of humor put a smile on everyone you met.
    Thank you for your words of encouragement and faith when life issues seemed troublesome.
    Thank you for humbling me by nominating me for the North Catholic Hall of Fame.

    Thank you for being a True Friend.

    May God welcome you into his kingdom.

    Fred Galovich

  • Bill Moushey

    Good men are hard to find. He was one of them. Rest easy Bob. You deserve it! Glad to have known you and learned from you.

  • Carole Greenauer

    Beautiful tribute to Bob and his loving family.

    He will be missed.

  • Gail Greinet

    Bob had an amazing personality and what a remarkable life. His shining personality will remain in our hearts. Bob was always there for my Mother, Rita Greiner(Meinert) every Sunday for church and breakfast afterwards. She loved him so much. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our family will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. It was such a honor to have known your Dad. The Greiner Family.

  • dave lance

    It’s a sad day for many friends and family. Bob was a great guy and good friend. May he rest in peace with Nancy and our other friends who have gone before us.

  • Fr Bill Seifert SVD (of Divine Word Missionaries)

    Bob Meinert was my classmate with whom I graduated from North Catholic High School in 1957. I will remember Bob in my daily Mass along with our other classmates who have gone on to meet the Lord ahead of us.

  • Peter Ferraro

    Dear Meinert Family,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Meinert family. Bob was an outstanding family man and a good friend. He was very proud of his family and spoke of them often. We served as Ross Commissioners, North Catholic graduates and would get together each year at Christmas time. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Noreen Quinn Jeffreys

    Dear Meinert Family,
    I was so sorry to hear that your dad passed away. Your mom was my cousin and I have fond memories of your Mom and Dad when we lived in Pittsburgh. My your sweet memories of him give you comfort during these difficult days.

  • Richard R Maiese

    Sincere sympathy for your loss. Grew up with Bob in Perryville, St. THERESA & North Catholic high school, went our separate ways but was always glad to see him over the years.. He will be missed by all who knew him.


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