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D'ANNIBALLE
ROBERT J., SR
Age 72, of Steubenville, Ohio, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2005 at UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA. Robert was born April 5, 1932 in Steubenville, Ohio, the son of the late Arthur and Rose Giammaria D'Anniballe; surviving are: his wife, Sandra (Turick Frey) D'Anniballe whom he married on July 5, 1993; his children, Robert J. D'Annaballe, Jr of Steubenville, OH, Donald D'Anniballe of Weirton, WV, Lynn D'Anniballe of Powell, OH and Karen D'Anniballe of Danbury, CT; his brother, Arthur J. D'Anniballe, (Marian) of Steubenville, OH, his sister, Norma Giannamore (Eugene) of Steubenville, OH; his stepchildren, Franklin Frey of Steubenville, OH, John Frey of Toronto, OH, and Donna Bryley of Steubenville, OH; his former wife, Antoinette (Toni) D'Anniballe of Steubenville, OH and several nieces and nephews. Bob was the founder and President of Ambulance Service, Inc., and Jefferson Investigators and Security, Inc. He was also the President of the Checker Cab Co., Inc. In addition to his family and friends, Bob dedicated his life to public service for the Benefit of Steubenville and Jefferson County. He also served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He received in 1973 a Presidential appointment by President Richard Nixon to National Voluntary Services Commission, continued under President Ford. In 1976, he was appointed by Ohio Governors Rhodes and Celeste to Ohio Emergency Medical Services Commission, and reappointed for 15 years until refusing to be reappointed because of poor health. He assisted in advance arrangements for visits by President Reagan. He has bestowed the Lifetime Title of "Ohio Commodore" by Governor Richard Celeste, for exemplary services to the citizens of Ohio. He was presently serving his 18th year on Franciscan University of Steubenville Board of Advisors, and served as past president. He served as vice chairman of Steel Valley Regional Transit Authority. He served as chairman of the Board of Directors of Trinity Health System Foundation. He served as chairman of Trinity Health Center, exceeding the goal of one million dollars for the new Teramana Cancer Treatment Center, exceeding the goal of one million dollars. He was past president of Steubenville Chamber of Commerce, Steubenville Board of Health and past chairman of Steubenville City Tax Levies. On December 22, 1996, he was the recipient of a heart transparent at UPMC Pittsburgh, PA. Bob was very proud to be one of the lucky recipients of a heart and worked to promote organ donations for several years. Friends will be received at the MOSTI FUNERAL HOME, Sunset Chapel on Monday, January 10 from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm and on Tuesday, January 11 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00. Mass will be 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church. Memorial Contributions may be made to: Colonial Baptist Church, 201 Gumps Lane, Wintersville, Oh 43953; Franciscan University of Steubenville, University Blvd. Steubenville, Oh 43952; Trinity Health Systems Foundation, 380 Stummit Ave, Steubenville, Oh 43952; or UPMC Heart Transplant Fund, 200 Lothrup St, Suite C 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Condolences may be sent to danniballe.com
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