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Robert Lynn Pennington, 93, of West Middlesex passed away the morning of Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Countryside Convalescent Skilled Nursing Home.
Born on May 9, 1923, in Sugarcreek, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Thomas and Olive Hohn Pennington.
Surviving is his beloved wife of 66 years, the former Hazel A. Elliott, whom he married on Nov. 11, 1950.
Robert retired as a metal fabricator for Lake Park Tool Die.
He was a member of St. James Church.
For two and a half years, Robert served in the 45th Thunderbird Division of the Army during World War II, participating in the invasions of Anzio, Italy and Southern France. He earned a Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, five Bronze Stars, and a Bronze Arrowhead.
Robert was a member of VFW Post 6233 and was a lifetime member of the NRA. Robert was an avid hunter, gardener and musician. He was one of the founders of the New Castle Country Music Club and Good Ole Boys Band. Robert sang on the local radio station with his sister.
In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by his children, Ronald Pennington of Portersville and Elaine Lombardo and her husband, Gerald, of New Castle; his sister, Lucille Sheldon of Boardman, Ohio; his grandchildren, Jay Lombardo of Ocala, Florida, Michael Lombardo and his wife, Michele, of Clarksville, Tennessee, Michelle Lombardo of New Castle and Rob Lombardo of Wasilla, Alaska; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Audrey Wasko and Ethel Rovito; and his brothers, Gerald Pennington, Norman Pennington, James Pennington and Donnie Pennington.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church.
Interment will take place in Parkside Cemetery. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will conduct military rites at the cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on March 15, 2017
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