Robert D. Halpern

Born: Sun., Oct. 6, 1929
Died: Thu., Jan. 31, 2013


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 02, 2013
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 03, 2013
Location: Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., Feb. 04, 2013
Location: St. Angela Merici Church

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Robert D. Halpern age 83 of White Oak died on Thursday January 31, 2013 in Select Specialty Care.  Bob was born on October 6, 1929 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Albert and Grace Manning Belles Halpern.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Robert Halpern, Jr.  He was a graduate of Elizabeth High School where he was vice president of his graduating class.  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lavon Kassler Halpern and will be sorely missed.  She and Bob have resided in White Oak for 60 years.  Bob is also survived by his three children, Denise (Jim) Lieberman of Tampa, Fl, Mark (Ronnie) of Lavale, MD and David (Michele) of North Huntingdon.  He doted on his granddaughters, Kristen (Matt) Morgan of Raleigh, NC and Lindsey and Kayla of North Huntingdon will miss "Pappy Bob".  Bob is also survived by cousins in Michigan and California.  He was a member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak.   Bob's career was in sales and he was retired from The HD Lee Company for nearly 30 years.  He had been involved in the formation of the White Oak Athletic Association as well as coaching baseball and basketball there.  He enjoyed collecting antiques and ran antique shops in the McKeesport area for many years.  Most recently, he volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the Food Bank.  "Big Bob" will be missed by his family and friends.  Friends will be received on Saturday from 3-7 pm and Sunday from 12 Noon-3 pm at the Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home, Inc., White Oak.  Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday at 10 am with Rev. F.B. Lackowicz officiating.  Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to St. Angela Merici Church Building Fund 1640 Fawcett Ave. White Oak, PA 15131.

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Eileen Flaherty
   Posted Sat February 02, 2013
Dear Denise and Family,

My deepest condolences to all of you with the passing of your dearly loved father, husband and grandfather. I think of your dad and smile, Denise. He would always tell his jokes and offer to buy my house (far under market value!) when he came to pick you up at my place. I'm sure the wonderful memories you all have of him allow him to live on in your hearts. I pray God's peace will help you through the days and months ahead.

With love,
Eileen Flaherty

Richard S. Zack
   Posted Sun February 03, 2013
Dear Lavon,

My late parents, Steve and Ann Catherine Zack, and I enjoyed a long and wonderful friendship with Grace and John Belles. They would frequently discuss news regarding you, Bob and the kids.

Felicia and I were recently going through sets of old photos, one of which was of a long ago joint vacation at Deep Creek MD with a number of shots of you and Bob as a very young and very happy married couple. Where have these years gone?

I hope that Bob's last years were pleasant ones. We're thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

With fond regards.....


Tom Edwards
   Posted Sun February 03, 2013
Dave and family,
I am so sorry to hear the news about your dad, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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