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Robert 'Bob' Anthony Trettel

January 25, 1940 ~ December 17, 2019 (age 79)


Robert “Bob” Anthony Trettel, 79, of Abbeville passed away Tuesday, December 17th, at the Hospice House in Greenwood, surrounded by his loving family.   Bob leaves behind his beloved wife of 50 years, Patricia Ann Manzo Trettel; five children, Dawn (Dan) Trettel Carrier of Masontown WV, Todd (Veronica) Trettel,of Cabot, PA, Robert (Michele) Trettel, of Pittsburgh, PA,  Brian (Sara) Trettel, of Castle Rock, CO and Jessica (Robert) Trettel Hutchison, also of Pittsburgh PA; ten grandchildren, Raeann Carrier, Meagan (Heath) Carrier Haga, Daniel (Anna) Carrier,  Toni Carrier,  Joshua Trettel, Garrett Trettel, Caitlyn Trettel, Nicholas Trettel,  Shane Trettel and John Hutchison; and four great-grandchildren, Daniel and Lena Carrier and Adelaide and Amelia Haga.

Bob was born in Natrona Heights, PA to the late Anthony Paul Trettel and Anne Sudy Trettel.   He was a graduate of Har-Brack High School, class of 1957 and attended Grove City College, Grove City, PA.   Bob worked in the specialized steel industry for many years but his greatest passion was doing home remodeling and construction projects, both for himself, family and his friends. He was especially fond of his time as a site superintendent constructing various financial institutions. Bob greatly enjoyed the outdoors especially spending time fishing in Cherokee and Colorado.  No one was a stranger to Bob—he made life-long friends wherever he went.  

For the past ten years, Bob and Patti have resided in Abbeville, SC and enjoyed being active members of Sacred Heart Catholic Parish.   Bob and Patti could often be found enjoying their big front porch, listening to the birds and their many wind chimes, as well as entertaining many guests for various parties.  They were well known for their fabulous porch decorations.   They also enjoyed their time traveling and visiting family back in Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Colorado.

Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna Rae Trettel, his sister, Patricia Macino and his brother in law, Richard Macino.

A Vigil Prayer Service will be held at 4:30PM, Friday, December 20, 2019 in Harris Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 5:00PM – 7:00PM immediately following the Prayer Vigil.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00AM, Saturday, December 21, 2019 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Father J.P. Narichetti officiating.

The family is at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name to either Sacred Heart Catholic Church, P.O. Box 812, Abbeville, SC 29620 or Hospice and Palliative Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646.

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Vigil Service
December 20, 2019

4:30 PM
Harris Funeral Home, Abbeville Chapel
302 N. Main Street
Abbeville, SC 29620

December 20, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home, Abbeville Chapel
302 N. Main Street
Abbeville, SC 29620

Mass of Christian Burial
December 21, 2019

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
206 North Main Street
Abbeville, SC 29620

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