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Robert P. Margo, age 90, formerly of Zelienople, died Friday morning, July 6, 2018 at LAS St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars.
Born in Port Vue, PA on December 6, 1927, he was the son of the late Andrew and Anna Gerosky Margo.
Bob served as a Sgt. in the U.S. Army post-WWII from 1946 to 1948 and was stationed in Panama.
After serving in the armed services, Bob attended Duquesne University, receiving a B.S. in Business Administration in 1952. Bob spent his entire professional career with McKesson, Inc., first as an accountant and then in information technology. During the 1960’s and 1970’s Bob and his family lived in Southfield, MI. In the 1980’s Bob and his first wife, Margaret, moved to Sacramento, CA where Bob supervised the building of the state-of-the-art McKesson Data Center in Rancho Cordova, CA. With McKesson, Bob reached the title of Vice President Information Technology. He was a pioneer in electronic commerce, leading the operation of McKesson’s electronic order entry and replenishment service for pharmacies, known as Economost – a full two decades before the creation of the Internet. Bob was also a pioneer in working with the handicap, receiving in 1979, an outstanding service award from the Michigan Department of Education’s Bureau of Rehabilitation.
Bob was an avid lover of Dixieland jazz and big band music. His favorite musician was the clarinetist and composer Bix Beiderbecke, one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920’s. Bob was also an avid woodworker and enjoyed building balsa wood model airplanes.
Surviving are his wife, Eleanor “June” Lawyer Margo, who he married in 2003, two sons, Robert A. Margo (Lee) in Massachusetts and Todd L. Margo (Corona) in Texas, a daughter, Christine A. Margo (Steve Sykes) in Michigan, a grandson, Daniel Margo, and a brother, Richard Margo (Diane) in Connecticut and a sister, Katherine Maffei (Fred Maffei, deceased) in Pgh.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Rita Simcik, who he married on September 12, 1953 and who died in 2001, and by a brother, Thomas and a sister, Barbara.
Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Wednesday from 6-8 PM. A Blessing Service will be held on Thursday at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Duquesne. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 1000 Liberty Ave # 1606, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.