Robert Joseph Harrold, 81, of Connellsville, Pennsylvania, passed away on November 18, 2023, at home surrounded by his loving wife of 59 years and his family.
Robert, fondly known as Buck, was the son of Jim and Jean Harrold, born on September 30, 1942, in Ligonier PA. Robert graduated from Hempfield High School in 1960 and served in the United States Marine Corp for 4 years stationed in Beaufort, SC. Robert retired from National Hydraulic Inc., where he was a longtime hydraulic specialist and machinist.
Robert is survived by his wife Susan (Bradish) and his three children, Robert Harrold and fiancée Candi Hiles, James Harrold and wife Mary, and Molly Kosoglow and husband Dennis. He is also survived by his, 6 grandchildren Joseph Harrold, Andrew Harrold and his wife Rebecca, Claraence (CJ) Harrold, Sara Harrold, Lilly and Ethan Kosoglow , 3 great granddaughters Myla Grace, Palmer Jane, and Madelyn Faye, two sisters Mary Rudolph and Joanne Hartwig and husband Bill, and many nieces, nephews, and their families. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, biological father Robert Milton Brown, infant son Buck Brady, sister Sandra Harrold, and brother-in-law William Rudolph.
Despite spending much of the last year in and out of the hospital; when he was well enough, he stayed busy helping work on the farm, mowing the grass, and visiting his longtime friends at Mongell Tire and National Hydraulics. He enjoyed writing notes to his family and spending time with his grandchildren and his great granddaughters who brought him much joy in his final months. When he would smile for nobody else, his great granddaughters always got a smile and a wave. Robert will be missed by Piper, one of his grand-dogs, whom he spoiled with treats and back scratches daily when she came to visit. Prior to his illness Robert always stayed busy and enjoyed flying his powered parachute over Scottdale, riding his motorcycle, and visiting Maui.
Robert’s family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 10 -11 am at Graft-Jacquillard Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. 303 Pittsburgh St. Scottdale, where his memorial service will take place at 11 am with Rev. Janet Lord officiating.
The family would like to extend thanks to Medi Home Hospice, Scottdale, for their support and care during his final days. Online condolences are welcome at www.gjfuneral.com