Robert P. Spratt
Chief MSgt Robert P. Spratt (USAF retired), age 91, of Bethel Park, formerly of Mt. Washington, Saturday January 7, 2023; Preceded in death by his wife of 46 years and love of his life, Shirley M. (Fevo) Spratt and infant son, Joseph R. Spratt. Loving father of Kathleen F. (Rob) Moore of Venice, FL and Susan M. (Kenneth) Kohnfelder of Bethel Park, PA; proud grandfather of Kathryn “Katie” and Jack Kohnfelder; son of the late John F. and Sarah A. (O’Toole) Spratt; brother of the late Francis R., John J. Jr., Clement B., Mary P. “Donna” Scholl, Sarah A. and Richard C. Spratt and Margaret J. Dixon; also loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Robert was a graduate of St. Mary of the Mount High School. He retired from the military on June 30, 1969 having served 9 years with the US Marine Corps & 12 and one half years with the US Air Force. At the time of his retirement, he was Supervisor of Air Force recruiting at Detachment 101 New York City and Long Island. He was a Marine Veteran of the Korean War serving as staff sergeant in VMF(N)513 a night fighter squadron and was later discharged as a TSgt in March 1957. He entered the US Air Force in May 1957 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving as Superintendent of the Jet Engine Repair and Overhaul facility at Clark Air Force Base, Republic of the Philippines responsible for repair and maintenance of most aircraft engines in Southeast Asia. While in the Marine Corps in 1955, he was selected to take part in Operation Deepfreeze 1 (a six-month expedition to Antarctica under Admiral Richard E. Byrd.) After retiring from the USAF, he went to work for Turbo Power and Marine Systems, United Technologies as a Field Engineering Representative on July 1, 1969, and retired as Manager of Field Operations on March 1, 1993, after 24 years. He was a member of the VFW Post 5111 since 1963. Visitations on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Brusco - Falvo Funeral Home, Inc. 214 Virginia Ave. Mt. Washington (412-381-2323). Funeral Mass in Mary, Queen of Peace Parish/St. Mary of the Mount Church on Friday at 10 a.m., immediately followed with Military Honors by the VFW Post 5111. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. www.bruscofalvo.com
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