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Robert Murray Fotheringham

November 28, 1949 — March 25, 2024

Robert Murray Fotheringham, 74, of Natrona Heights, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 25, 2024 in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born November 28, 1949, in Natrona Heights to the late Robert M. and Doris (Negley) Fotheringham. Robert served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He retired after 36 years of service from Allegheny Ludlum Steel, Brackenridge. Robert was of the Methodist faith. He was a member of the V.F.W. in Lower Burrell and the Bull Creek Rod and Gun Club. Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a hunter safety instructor at the Bull Creek Rod and Gun club. He is survived by his wife of 46 years. Patricia (Menhart) Fotheringham, children, Scott (Karen) Ostrovecky, of Haymarket, Va., Andy Fotheringham, of Natrona Heights and Jenny (James) Taylor, of Surprise, Az., grandchildren, Erin, Katie, Tyler, Hunter, Austin, Connor, Grady, Lilly and Alexander, 5 great grandchildren, brothers, David (Debbie) Fotheringham, of Lower Burrell, Mark Fotheringham, of Lower Burrell and Paul Fotheringham, of Kittanning, sisters, Claudia (Randy) Hoak, of West Deer and Althea Goldie, of Valencia. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his sister, Lydia Barczykowski and by his brother-in-laws, Steve Barczykowski and Jim Goldie.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle Street, Natrona Heights 724-224-8688, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Nick Chybrzynski. Burial with full military honors accorded by the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard will follow in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. To send an online condolence please visit

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