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Robert L. Ciani

August 21, 2018

Robert L. Ciani, 77, of Sarver passed away on August 21, 2018, at the Butler Memorial Hospital.

Born August 25, 1940, in Rochester, PA, he was the son of Fulido Ciani and Josephine Ricciardi Ciani.

He had worked as a Supervisor for Du-Co Ceramics retiring in 2002 after 39 years of service.

Bob proudly served in the US Army from 1958-62. He was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sarver where he was a lay minister and also was in the church choir. He enjoyed traveling and was a member of Silver Sneakers at the YMCA in Natrona Heights and was an avid Steeler Fan. Bob was a wonderful caregiver to his wife, Joyce, during her many years dealing with Parkinson's.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Claypoole Ciani, whom he married September 9, 1961, his daughter, Robin (RJ) Dickey of Butler, his son, Rob (Michele) Ciani of Sarver, his brother, Anthony "Pooch" (Barb) Ciani of Freedom, PA, 2 sisters, Antoinette "Nettsie" (Jim) Williams of Monaca and Lucia "Lucy" (Chris) Ancona of Deltona, Florida, 3 grandchildren, Crystal Ciani, Shannon Dickey and Forrest Dickey.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends will be received on Friday, August 24, 2018, from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Fox Funeral Home, Inc., Saxonburg, PA.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 11:00 am at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Sarver with Rev. Shawn Smith officiating.

Interment will follow in Sarverville Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation.

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