Robert "Robbie" J. Nystrom, age 55 of Clairton, passed away at home on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Born July 7, 1965 in McKeesport, he is the son of Robert L. Nystrom of Elizabeth Twp. and Lucille (Scalise) Herndon (Gary Moore) of Clairton. A member of the former St. Paulinas Church in Wilson, Robbie was a graduate of Thiel College with a bachelors degree in business administration and psychology and worked at Kaufmann's, Highmark, and most recently Schumann Center. In his spare time, he was an avid sports fan and athlete, playing baseball for his alma maters Serra Catholic and Thiel and later in the Daily News League and independent minor league ball in Niagara Falls. Later in life, he umpired and coached for both Clairton and Ringgold Schools and CCAC. He loved his Pittsburgh sports teams, always wearing #21 in honor of Roberto Clemente. Robbie was also a member of the CFU Lodge #248 of Clairton (their baseball and basketball tournaments were his favorite weekends of the year), the WAC in Wilson, and the Sons of Columbus, Santa Maria Council in Clairton. He joins his wife, the late Gina (Giordano) Nystrom, who passed away in 2002. Robbie is survived by his children Robbie C. (Kasey Seibert) Nystrom of Elizabeth, Nicole (Ruben Morales) Nystrom of Lawrence, NJ, and Angela (Taylor Thomas) Nystrom of West Mifflin; his grandchildren Marley and Delaney; sister Alexis (Robert "Bobbo") Trubiani of Donora; his niece and goddaughter Kennedy Trubiani; his nephew Robert Trubiani; his stepfather Kenneth Barna of Clairton; and his puppy Sage. His grandchildren, nieces, nephew, and dog were his world. Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 4 PM until a 7 PM Funeral Service. In order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions, guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to help defray funeral costs.
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