Robert M. Kaniecki

June 23, 1934 - April 18, 2019

Visitation: Tuesday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home North Hills

Service: Mass at St Sebastian Church Wednesday 10:00 a.m.


Of Ross Twp., on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Bob served in the Army Air Force for four years. He studied languages at Syracuse University and was a Russian interpreter during the Korean War. He was awarded a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University. He is survived by his wife, Jean, of nearly 60 years; three sons, Robert (Christine), James (Denise), Brian; and 9 beautiful grandchildren who called him “Pop Pop”; and sister, Eileen (Brennan); and sister-in-law, Eileen (Janasik); and many nieces and nephews. He spent his career in the steel industry, which took him around the world, and rose to the rank of Vice President. He became an “honorary Irishman,” traveling to Ireland 28 times. Bob belonged to several Irish organizations: Ancient Order of Hibernians, whose motto is “friendship, unity and Christian charity”; President of Conway Mill Trust, a non-profit group working to better the lives of people in the North of Ireland; Treasurer of Irish American Unity Conference, working for a peaceful and united Ireland. He served as Treasurer of Pittsburgh Ceili Club, which promotes Irish dance and culture, plus All Ireland Social Group and Gaelic Arts Society. Bob and Jean were honored by the Irish Echo newspaper as Community Champions for their work in the Irish community, and in 2009 he was honored to be an invited guest at the White House on St. Patrick’s Day. Bob will be greatly missed by his family and many friends, but especially his wife. “The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.” (Oscar Wilde) Friends received Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Sebastian Church Wednesday 10 a.m.
Donations to Conway Mill Trust, PO Box 101529, Pgh PA 15237-8529. Tha

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  • Bannon & Donaghy Family, Tyrone, Ireland

    We are so sorry for your loss. Bob will be greatly missed by us all in Cranlome. We could all tell a thousand funny stories surrounding all of the Irish trips, each one probably containing a chicken. We will miss you more than words can say and are eternally grateful to call you friend. Niall sends a high five!!

    There are good ships, and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be.

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

  • Bannon & Donaghy Family, Tyrone, Ireland

    We are so sorry for your loss. Bob will be greatly missed by us all in Cranlome. We could all tell a thousand funny stories surrounding all of the Irish trips, each one probably containing a chicken. We will miss you more than words can say and are eternally grateful to call you friend. Niall sends a high five!!

    There are good ships, and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be.

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

  • PETER Richard MOUGHAN JR

    GOD BLESS AND SAFELY HOME

  • Father Boksy Harlan

    Rest in Peace, Brother Bob of the Emerald Isle. Job well done. Your AOH Chaplain is praying for your soul.

  • Deb Buczynski

    Our hearts are broken and we share in your sadness of losing Uncle Bob. We have so many happy memories of our families being together, and nobody could tell a funny story like Uncle Bob to keep everyone laughing. We’ll always cherish the memories of our fun times together and the life-long bond our families share. Heaven has just gained a guardian angel so find peace and comfort in knowing Uncle Bob will always watch over you all. We send our healing prayers and comforting hugs to our Kaniecki family.

    With much love from the Buklarewicz family.
    Barbara, Monica, Adria, Deb, Paula and families

  • Richard B COMPORT

    Mary and I send our deepest sympathy to Jean, Robby, Jimmy, Brian. and their families We are currently in Fla. or would not miss the services.

  • C. Belvey

    My condolences to the family of Mr. Kaniecki. May you find comfort and strength, in knowing that God promises a resurrection, of our dear loved ones here on the earth. ( John 5:28,29)

 

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