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STRUTHERS - Robert Dwight Eggleston, 86, died April 8, 2013, at Hospice of the Valley, Hospice House.
Mr. Eggleston was born March 15, 1927, in Sharon, Conn., son of Gerald and Edith Landon Eggleston.
He graduated from high school in 1944 in Pleasantville, N.Y. He attended Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. Robert worked as an Office Space Administrator for General Foods for 35 years. He volunteered at Pleasantville Fire Department, where he was Captain for a year.
Music was a big part of his life, having sang in various choirs and the Barber Shop Quartet during his time in New Bern, N.C.
Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, the former Emma Baldwin, whom he married July 28, 1951; daughter, Julie MacNaught and her life partner, Gregory Bedell of Durham, Conn.; son, Steve Eggleston and his life partner, Patricia Stafford of Struthers; five grandchildren, Max and Emily MacNaught, Jason and Robert J. Eggleston, and Melissa (Mike) Nicosa; and one great-grandchild, Rosalie Zito.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Roach and Geraldine VanTwisk.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, Struthers, where friends and family will be received one hour prior.
Contributions may be made to a charity of donors choice.
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