Robert J. Isler

November 12, 1935 ~ January 1, 2020 (age 84)


On Wednesday, January 1, 2020, Robert J. Isler, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the age of 84.
Robert (Bob) was born November 12, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from St. Mary of the Mount High School in 1953. While attending Duquesne, he was a D.J. and went on to earn his Media Marketing degree in 1958. He worked at WKQV from 1958 to 1968, and then moved to selling advertising for the Pittsburgh Press, and Post-Gazette until his retirement. On August 10th, 1963 he married Rebecca Mae Sheets of Beaver Falls. They raised two sons, Robert Joseph II and Michael Patrick. In life, he worked incredibly hard. Later in life, he had the chance to travel, having visited, England, Ireland (where he kissed the Blarney Stone), Germany and around the U.S. He was a member of the Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, church organizations and was known for his commitment to community service wherever he hung his hat. He is preceded in death by his father Charles and mother Mary Burns, his wife Rebecca, and is survived by his two sons and their wives, Robert and Dawn, and Michael and Gisela, his six grandchildren, Denise, Alex, Dana, Brandon, Maggie, and Colton, brothers and wives, Charles and Norma, William (Jerry) and Nancy, and sister and husband Mary Kay and Paul Shaner.
He will be interred at Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray, PA. The family would especially like to thank the staff of the Red Stone Hospice, and Nature Park Commons for making his life comfortable. In lieu of flowers, please perform a random act of kindness and support your community. Kepple-Graft funeral home is being entrusted with the arrangements.For online condolences and information, please visit


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