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Robert "Cowboy" List, 59, of Bessemer passed away on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at UPMC Montefiore Hospital of complications.
Bob was born in New Castle on Nov. 1, 1957, a son of Richard and Patricia Cameron List. He was a Bessemer resident most his life, but was also a world traveler, having done and seen more than most could hope for.
Cowboy lived hard, worked hard and played hard.
His wife and partner was the former Melanie Bartos, whom he married on Aug. 10, 1979, and he described their partnership as feeling like an "old pair of shoes." He died on their anniversary.
Cowboy worked as a heavy equipment operator for the D.J. Hannon Co.
He was a member of both the Mahoning Sportsmans Club and Johnson Club, and enjoyed the outdoors, motorcycles and gardening
He is survived by his wife, Melanie; his parents, Richard and Patricia of New Castle; his children, Jonah (Carmen) List of Kentucky, Amber (Mark) Warner of Bessemer, Jonathan (Jessica aka Baby Baby) Johngrass of West Pittsburg, Mariah (Nate) Johngrass of Gibsonia and Robert Paul List Jr. of New Castle; a sister, Susan (D.J.) Hannon of Neshannock Township; his brothers, Richard (Lori) List of Wampum and Tim (Linda) List of Ellwood City; and three grandchildren, Jacob Warner, Aiden List and Mandy List.
Cowboy has requested no religious services or funeral arrangements and, out of respect for all faiths, asks those who knew him to remember him in their own ways.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home, Bessemer.
Published on August 13, 2017
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