Robert James DeGennaro

October 14, 1945July 27, 2018

Robert James DeGennaro, of Houston, formerly of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, unexpectedly went to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, the 27th of July 2018. He was 72 years of age.

He was a 1963 graduate of Canon-McMillan High School and graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Gannon University with a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

He served in the Air National Guard before moving to Texas in the early 1980's. He was a specialist in mechanical lubrication products and worked for various oil companies such as Exxon, Chevron and Gulf Oil. After retiring, he started a successful consulting business OEM/Lube News with his son.

He so loved his Pittsburgh Steelers, WVU Mountaineers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and occasionally the Pittsburgh Pirates when they were having a good season. He was the son of the late James and Lottie DeGennaro of Canonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Suzi; and a son, Ryan Scott DeGennaro, both of Houston. Also surviving are two brothers, James (Maxine) of Painesville, Ohio, and Donald (Elinor) of Yorba Linda, California; and his twin sister Barbara Schmalz (Peter) of Washington, Pennsylvania.

The family wishes to offer their thanks and express their gratitude to those who cared for Bob over his lifetime, he had many generous people in his life but he was by far the most generous person around.

The funeral service is to be conducted at one o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 4th of August, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons.

Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the adjacent grand foyer.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in his name be directed to the National MS Society at P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.


  • Funeral Service and Celebration of Life Saturday, August 4, 2018

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Denny D'Orazio

August 13, 2018

Mom & Dad along with myself send our condolences. Bob was always a gem of a guy. Uncle Bill & Aunt Sophie held you all like their own children and it was always wonderful to see you when you visited. Hope all is well for everyone.


Dominick, Carey & Denny D'Orazio
Canonsburg, Pa

Maxine Degennaro

August 6, 2018

My dear brother-in-law, I will always cherish the many talks we had in my kitchen. You always wanted my advice. You were more like my son. I will miss you dearly. The Lord be with you.

Angela Quintanilla

August 1, 2018

Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May you find comfort in all the special memories shared with your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Chris Adkins

August 1, 2018

Bea & I's hearts are heavy for you. While we didn't know Bob well, we certainly saw the joy & light he brought to the world through you. We are incredibly sad to see that light flicker out, but we're also grateful that we know this isn't the end and there is victory over death yet to be claimed. Y'all are on our hearts and minds and in our prayers.

Yolanda Charles

August 1, 2018

My deepest and heart felt sympathy for you and your family having gone through this myself 5 years ago with my Mom & Dad. I only met your Father a couple of times and he seemed like a very caring person. Prayers and thoughts are with you. Reflecting on happy memories will help.