Robert E. "Lefty" Squires, Sr., age 91, of McKeesport, died April 28, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born September 25, 1927, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Clara (Jakoski) Squires and the husband of Irene M. (Kustra) Squires for over 67 years.
Lefty retired from US Steel National Tube Works, where he was a millwright in the boiler shop. He was a US Army veteran, serving during WWII. Lefty was a member of the PNA 352 of McKeesport, YMCA formerly of McKeesport and Wilmerding. He was also a retired high school and college basketball and football official. He was a retired member of the West Penn Basketball and Football Officials Association. Lefty had a passion for sports, and he coached Little League Baseball in his earlier years. He was an avid Steeler, Penguin and Pirates fan. He loved polka music, dancing, hunting, gardening and swimming at the YMCA. Lefty's greatest love was his family.
In addition to his wife, Lefty is also survived by his children, Linda (Robert) Gibala of McKeesport, Robert (Arlene) Squires, Jr., of White Oak and David (Lisa) Squires of Pelham, AL;
13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; brother Theodore "Ted" (Loretta) Squires of McKeesport. Lefty was also preceded in death by his brother Jack Squires.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 3, 2019, 10:00 a.m., at Corpus Christi Church. Committal prayers and burial will follow in St. Mary's Polish Cemetery.
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