Robert Rapp

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Robert Rapp

January 06, 1922 - December 24, 2018

Robert Rapp Robert Rapp, 96, of New Castle was called home to heaven on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, with his loving family at his bedside.
Born Jan. 6, 1922, in New Castle, he was a son of the late Norman and Mary Rapp.
He married Minerva Suciu on Nov. 17, 1945, who passed away July 19, 2015.
Bob was a self-taught engineer. He retired from Fleming Steel Company as vice president of engineering in 1987, after more than 40 years with the company. He was responsible for many unique and original designs for large aircraft hangar doors.
Bob was a longtime member of the Neshannock Township Zoning Board of Appeals, where he was instrumental in formulating many of the zoning codes used by the township at that time.
He was a retired member of the New Castle Salvation Army Board.
Bob was an active member of Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church, where he had served as an elder, Sunday school superintendent and teacher.
Bob is survived by his sons, Richard (Cheryl) Rapp and Thomas (Joan) Rapp, all of New Castle; and three granddaughters, Margie Rapp, Emily (Sasha) Macedo and Gretchen (Mat) Meyer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Minerva; his daughter, Rena Probst; his grandson, William J. "Willy" Quinn; and his sister, Mary Lou.
Bob will be missed by many. He was a great father and grandfather, a faithful and compassionate man. He taught us all to know and love God. He taught us how we should treat others, teaching us by example.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Pastor Aaron Christy officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Castle Christian Academy or Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting
Published on December 26, 2018
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Sunday December 30, 2018

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

R. Cunningham Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA, USA

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Monday December 31, 2018

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

R. Cunningham Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA, USA


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3 posts

Debbie (Ostrowski) Gray
Dec 27, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. I also did not know that Rena passed. Prayers for your family
Chester and Tracey Simmons
Dec 27, 2018
So for your loss.
We will cherish the memories . Love your sister patricia dufford
Dec 26, 2018