Robert Eldon Pernell, at age 78, of McCandless Township, formerly of Salem, WV and Deep Creek Lake, M.D.; Beloved Husband of Loretta (Helmick) Pernell; Father of Robert Eric "Rob" (Kelly) Pernell and Erica (Brian) James; Grandfather of Lauren (Randy) Beard, Tori, Todd and Eric Pernell, Christian and Bram James; Great-grandfather of Cooper and Ryker Beard; Son of the late Eldon Ware and Carrie Gaines Pernell; Brother of Louise Hawkins. There will be NO VISITATION. A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT 1:00 PM ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2022 AT the Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 West Ingomar Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
Born in Salem, WV, Bob was a 1970 graduate of Kent State University and went on to a successful career in architecture, designing residences and businesses for 43 years before retiring in 2013. He had a zest for life and a quick wit. He thoroughly enjoyed music, flying planes, skiing, boating, fishing, car racing and spending time with the family he created with Loretta, his high school sweetheart and wife of 56 years. He will be missed, completely, by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a hospice agency of your choice, Salem United Methodist Church, 260 E. Main Street, Salem, W V 26426 or Green Hill Church and Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 11, Ireland, WV 26376.