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Robert L. Rand Sr., 90, of New Castle passed away the morning of Dec.10, 2017, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born in New Castle on Aug. 23, 1927, Robert was the son of the late James and Rose Belotti Rand. Preceding him in death on June 14, 2017, was his loving wife of 66 years, the former Victoria P. Zorinich, whom in married in 1950.
Robert was a veteran of the U. S. Army, where he served as a military policeman while stationed in Italy. He retired from Bessemer Cement. Robert enjoyed golfing, playing cards and going to horse track races. He was a member of the Duca Degli Abruzzi Club and a lifetime member of the Eagles Club.
Robert is survived by his four children, Sharon Rand, Roberta Pannutti and her husband James, Robert L. Rand Jr. and his wife Kimberly and Gary Rand and his wife Rochelle, all of New Castle; his brothers, Samuel Rand of New Castle and Donald Rand of Belleair, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, Robert was preceded in death by his sisters, Nellie Zarlenga, Zina Mendez and Martha Higgins, and his brothers, John Rand and James Rand.
Visitation is Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road. A Blessing service will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will take place in Parkside Cemetery and Mausoleum. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will conduct military rites at the cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on December 10, 2017
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