Bob J. Abbott
Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire
Rank:  Captain
Date of Members passing: 7/14/2020
Hired: 01/18/1954
Retired: 02/11/1993
Years In Service: 41
Of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, after reaching the age of 90 years old.  He was an early entrepreneur and ran his own “small business”, where he specialized in beautifully designed and crafted ornamental iron. Bob also was a dedicated City of Pittsburgh Firefighter for 38 years. His hard work and dedication for the job allowed him to climb the ranks to Fire Captain. He retired in 1992, and made it his passion to serve and help others. Bob and his wife, Alice, volunteered for nearly 60 years with the Catholic War Vets. He also worked together with Local No. 1 Fire as a clown, “Bobby Blaze”, to help raise money for children with special needs. In addition, he was the president of Sharing and Caring, an organization that helps injured and disabled veterans. Bob organized and ran their yearly golf outing and veteran boat ride on the Gateway Clipper Fleet for over 15 years. He was a member of Dallas Lodge No. 231 F. & A.M. He not only served others, he also served our country as a Marine in the Korean War. Bob was a strong, proud and good man. He is loved and will be missed by many.