Robert P. Eganhouse, Sr., 92, of Upper St. Clair, died Monday, April 9, 2018, in the Health Center at Friendship Village. Bob was born October, 25, 1925, in Bellevue, Iowa, a son of the late Elmer G. and Amelia M. (Kieffer) Eganhouse. He graduated from Monmouth High School, Class of 1944. He then attended Iowa State College with a major in Aeronautical Engineering and in 1948 graduated from the American Academy of Art in Commercial Art. Bob grew up during the Great Depression and World War II on a family farm in eastern Iowa. The loss of his arm at the age of twelve resulted in his leaving the farm to pursue a career in commercial art and later in package design in Chicago, IL. In 1960 he accepted a position with the Aluminum Company of America (Pittsburgh, PA) where he became Manager of Design until his retirement in 1990. While at ALCOA he was responsible for advancing the use of aluminum in graphic arts, industrial design and architecture. Mr. Eganhouse enjoyed investing, landscaping, home repair and rebuilding classic cars. He was a member of the Downtown Club and Pittsburgh Alcoa Retirees Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jean (Merritt) Eganhouse, whom he married in 1947; brothers, George, Merton, Vernon, Leland, Thomas, and Gerald; and sisters, Carmen, Rosemary and Virginia. Bob is survived by his wife of 33 years, Marilyn Conway Eganhouse; three sons, Robert P. Eganhouse, Jr. and wife Katrina of Oak Hill, VA, Jeffrey J. Eganhouse of Macomb Township, MI, and Jon C. Eganhouse of Playa del Rey, CA; a brother, David Eganhouse of Maquoketa, IA; five grandchildren, Matthew C. Eganhouse, Danielle M. Eganhouse, Jeffrey A. Eganhouse, Jack C. Eganhouse and Elizabeth R. Eganhouse; and two great-grandchildren, Emma E. and Kellan G. Eganhouse. Arrangements by BEINHAUER'S (724-941- 3211). Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas More Catholic Church on Fort Couch Road in Bethel Park. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friendship Village Employee Appreciation Fund (TMAF), 1290 Boyce Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241.
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PostedApril 12, 2018