Robert N. Bakin

Born: Thu., Nov. 3, 1938
Died: Sun., May 13, 2018


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., May 15, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., May 15, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home Inc

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM, Wed., May 16, 2018
Location: Mother of Sorrows Church


Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Wed., May 16, 2018
Location: Mother of Sorrows Church


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It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Nicholas Bakin of Murrysville announces his passing on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the age of 79.  Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sandy (Princess) of 54 years and his children; Leigh Ann (Michael) Beller, Dr. Robert E. (Sandra Park) Bakin and Amy L. (Michael) Kosmal.  Bob will also be remembered by his grandchildren; Joseph, Bryan, and Matthew Beller and Kathryn and Alexis Kosmal and his sister Carolyn Bakin.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents Nicholas and Stephanie Bakin of Braddock.  Bob graduated from Braddock High School and received a Westinghouse Scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh where he received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.  He was employed by Westinghouse Electric Corp. at Bettis Atomic Power Labs and Plant Apparatus Division and also Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corp. for 50 yrs.  Bob helped on the first refueling of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the U.S. Enterprise where he met and worked with Hyman G. Rickover of the U.S. Navy, widely known for his development of naval nuclear propulsion.  Bob was truly a "Patriot".  Bob was also president of the Murrysville Swim Club and Franklin Area Swim Team and the photographer and columnist for the swim teams which he truly enjoyed.  Bob loved gardening, tinkering around, astronomy, weather watching, traveling and most of all his children and grandchildren whom he was so proud of.  Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Hart Funeral Home, Inc., Murrysville.  Additional visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9-9:45 a.m. at Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville with a funeral mass at 10 a.m.  Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.  If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Bob's name to UPMC, Starzl Transplantation Institute - Montefiore Hospital, 3459 Fifth Ave, Pgh., PA 15213 or Mario Lemieux Hematology/Oncology Foundation 6115 Centre Ave., 4th Floor Pittsburgh, PA. 15232 or ALS Association of Western PA Chapter 416 Lincoln Ave, Millvale, PA. 15209.
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Gwen Dixon
   Posted Mon May 14, 2018
To the family and friends,

My heart reaches out to you with sympathy for your recent loss. I know how difficult this time can be, and want to assure you that you are not alone. God has not left you. The Bible reminds us that God is the “God of all comfort” who sustains us through these difficult times so we can bring His comfort to others who are hurting (2 Corinthians 1:2-4).


Dave Hein
   Posted Mon May 14, 2018
It was an honor to have worked with Bob for many years. He was a great contributor and we always valued his wit and his great outlook. He was a great person who made a difference. On behalf of everyone here at Bechtel Plant Machinery Incorporated, I express my condolences to Bob's family.

Regards, Dave Hein, General Manager, BPMI.

Kevin Beller
   Posted Mon May 14, 2018

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Kevin Beller.

With deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences Delores and Kevin Beller


Dan Simko
   Posted Tue May 15, 2018
My deepest sympathy on your loss of a treasured man.

Twenty some years ago a coworker was applying for a new job and had to answer "Who is your role model and why?" He wrote: "My role model is Bob Bakin. He is one of the most dignified human beings. I never met anyone as devoted to both his family and his work. He has more physical and mental vigor than most people half his age. His uncanny desire to continually learn and improve betrays the fact that he has worked for more than 40 years for Westinghouse. Cal Ripken has nothing on Bob Bakin." I saved his words as a reminder of not only how great a person Bob was, but also how I want to live like Bob lived.

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