Robert was a graduate of Kiski Area High School. Robert was a 3 year letter winner in track, and a member of the football team. He broke the school records for the 110 hurdles his sophomore, junior and senior years. He also broke school records in the 180 low hurdles, 220 yard dash and was a member of the record setting mile relay team. Robert placed second in both hurdles at the WPIAL Championships as a junior and became the WPIAL Champion in both as a senior. At the PIAA meet, he placed 5th as a junior and 2nd in the 110 hurdles and 4th in the 180 low hurdles as a senior. He also won the hurdles at the Westmorland and Indiana County Championships setting records in the high hurdles. Robert was the teams high scorer his junior and senior years and a member of the all WPIAL Track Team both years. Robert went on to serve his country and became a sharp shooter and a Trainee leader at Fort Dix. On January 8th, 1971 Bob was killed in action in Vietnam. For his service he received Vietnam Campaign Medal, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the “V” for valor, for his actions during a combat mission.