Robert J. Odle
ODLE: Robert J. Odle, of White Oak, died December 18, 2014. He was born in McKeesport and is the son of the late Joseph and Lucy Rosenberg Odle. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Este Berkovitz Odle, who died November 19, 1989. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. He was the Vice Chairman for Tube City IMS in Glassport for over 64 years until he retired in 2013. Bob’s vision, drive, dedication and invaluable contributions were important factors in the evolution of the company from a regional to a global organization. He was a member of Temple B’nai Israel in White Oak. He was a violinist for the Pittsburgh Symphony, an avid golfer and loved playing bridge. He is survived by his wife; Mariuza Carvalho Odle; children Cindy Odle of Pittsburgh, Wayne Odle of New Jersey and Jennifer (Matthew Maddamma) Odle of White Oak; grandchildren Emily and Julia Odle, brother; Richard (Phyllis) Odle of Singer Island, Florida, and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Friends were received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Services were held in the funeral home chapel by Rabbi Paul Tuchman. Burial in Temple Cemetery. Remembrances in Robert’s name may be made to Temple B’nai Israel, 2025 Cypress Drive, White Oak 15131.