Robert Korbel

Robert Andrew Korbel, 76, of Follansbee, WV, died peacefully on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at home with his family by his side after a lengthy illness.

Born on September 26, 1943, in Steubenville, OH, a son of the late Steve and Anna (Thomas) Korbel. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by an infant brother, Steve; and brother-in-law, Frank Byers.

Bob graduated from Follansbee High School in 1961 and then graduated from Marshall University in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in Business. He retired from Arcelor Mittal Steel (the former Weirton Steel Co.) where he worked as Director of Labor Relations after 44 years. He was a lifelong member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Kathleen (Burd) Korbel; two sons, Stephen (Sabrina) Korbel of Ross Township, PA and Andrew Korbel of Longmont, CO; a sister, Betty Ann Byers of Weirton, WV; three grandchildren, Addison and Madeleine, and Lucy Korbel; his sister-in-law, Karen (Mike) Biela, and two brothers-in-law, Jeffrey Burd and Michael (Sandy) Burd both of Follansbee, WV; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude and thanks to Dr. Rahman, Dr. Highland and the nurses and staff members of the Teramana Cancer Center for the excellent care they provided.

All services are being held privately at Mullenbach Funeral Home, 669 Main St., Follansbee, WV.

Inurnment will be held privately in Oak Grove Cemetery, Follansbee, WV.

Condolences may be sent to www.mullenbachfh.com.