Robert G. Steinbeiser Sr. 8/3/29 - 2/17/11

Post date: Feb 28, 2011 1:22:15 PM

We miss you Dad/Grandpap!


Robert George Steinbeiser Sr.

Robert George Steinbeiser Sr., 81, died Feb. 17, 2011. He was born in Altoona, Pa. He was a member of the church choir at St. Luke Catholic Church in Barefoot Bay. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; sons, Robert Jr., Andrew, Christian and Michael; daughters, Patricia and Johanna; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke choir. 5055 Micco Road, Barefoot Bay, FL 32976. Services: A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Feb. 24 at St. Luke Catholic Church. Condolences may be sent to 135 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford, NY 12148.

Published in the TC Palm on February 22, 2011

(Also published in the Altoona Mirror)

Read the eulogy here

The funeral mass program is here

From Diane:


by Ronald Wallace

The sorrow one feels after the loss

of a father, a daughter, a wife, is so

intense it takes up residence in

the soul's house, shares its pain

with a dailiness that can seem un-

bearable as you go through the mundane

acts that keep you human,

the little rituals that keep complete

numbness at bay. God knows

you wish you hadn't had to

take in this unwelcome boarder,

wish you could send him away

and gain back your composure.

And then, the sorrow goes.

Gone From My Sight: On the process of dying (similar to the information given to us by the hospice caregivers)