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Robert L. Barhight


Robert L. Barhight of Scranton passed away on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017. Born in Moosic, son of the late Howard and Bessie Sives Barhight, he left the area for a time to go to school in New York City, where he met his wife of 61 years, Phyllis Castellano Barhight, a Brooklyn native.

A cost accountant by trade, he worked for many years for Federal Pacific Electric in NYC and was very proud of the work he did for many famous building projects in the city, including The World Trade Center.

Robert and Phyllis relocated back to Pennsylvania shortly after the birth of their only child, Phillip Glenn. He continued his accounting career for Jacqueline Cochran Cosmetics and Cee-Kay Auto until semi-retirement, which found him driving as a courier for PNC bank until full retirement.

He loved road trips; almost every weekend he, Phyllis and young Phillip could be found in the car travelling to some destination, near and far, producing great family memories.

His greatest joys were his grandchildren, Phillip Brandon and Kristian Susan, whom he was extremely proud of. He also enjoyed his many years volunteering with the Taylor Jr. Vikes Junior Football Organization and assisting his neighbors at St. Catherine's Manor with their daily needs. His favorite post-retirement pastime was going for long walks with his Dachshund, Buddy.

He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter-in-law, Irene Williams Barhight; his grandchildren, Phillip, Kristian and her fiancé, Matthew Pivovarnick; and Frank Schindler; and a sister, Margaret of Acushnet, MA, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Howard and Albert and a sister, Ann.

A blessing service will be held on Friday May 5th at 6:30pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with Rev. Dennis Castellano officiating. Friends may call on Friday evening, May 5th from 4pm until time of service.

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