robert pepper

Robert Brooks Pepper, 53, of Canonsburg PA, formerly of Weirton, WV, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 from complications of congestive heart failure.

Rob was Born on November 15, 1969 in Steubenville, Ohio to parents Franklin Pepper and Sharon Lee Byers-Pepper who both preceded him in death.

Rob graduated from Washington and Jefferson College with a bachelor’s degree in physics, where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.

His career in computer programming began in 1994 with NYNEX Corporation in New York. He loved his work over the years on projects for US Steel, Hewlett-Packard, Highmark, and others. He liked the Pittsburgh area most of all but moved around a lot for his work. Taking time out to teach high school physics for a while too.

He made friends easily with his entertaining ways, sense of humor, and great stories. He was in the process of writing a collection of those stories for a book to be titled “Friends, Family, and Other Tales of Woe”. There was always a story to be told about Rob’s everyday antics.

Rob enjoyed the outdoors, going hunting, fishing, and camping. Music was another favorite pastime of his from the days playing guitar in a band to playing piano.
He is survived by his two sons, Brooks and Ryan Pepper, who are his greatest joy and his younger sister Shana Pepper (Centerville, UT).

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A memorial gathering will be planned for a later time.

In lieu of flowers, donations to help cover final expenses are appreciated. Please consider a Venmo to @ShanaPepper

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  1. We will miss you, Robbie. You were a brother to Jim and we are so grateful that we got to spend time with you during hunting season. Praying you have found the peace you’ve been looking for. We love you. Kim and Jim Reed

  2. I’m so awfully sorry to learn of Rob’s passing. He is a favorite for me among my husbands student athletes with his endearing sense of humor and kindness. A neighbor to us and well past the age to trick-or-treat, I remember fondly Rob showing up in costume just to score some candy from Coach Taylor and Mrs. T. Not a Halloween passes that I don’t recall him. Rest In Peace, Rob, and prayers for his family in overcoming their grief. ❤️

  3. Nothing but good memories with my cousin with whom I did not get to spend enough time.

    Always a story, always a laugh. A good man gone too soon.

  4. Candle Selection 2Rob, you were a brother to me. I enjoyed our hunting and fishing trips after I got out of the Marines as well as the way your mom and Shana welcomed me into the family on day one. Your sense of humor and the way you could make something bad turn into something funny will continue to live on in the stories I tell my friends. I will really miss you brother. Semper Fi Rob

  5. Candle Selection 3I’m so shaken as I write this…..
    Rob you were the brother I didn’t have.
    We grew up together learning guitar, football, fishing, camping, fighting neighborhood bullies, cruising, parties, plays, musicals…..
    We did everything together.
    You thought of my new name.
    You were my bro…and always will be.
    Save me a seat in Heaven next to you…will you?
    I still have work here to do till I can see you again….😥
    I can’t write anymore….
    I just hope theres some way you can feel my pain knowing you’re gone….
    Your memory will forever be a blessing…
    Your Bro…
    Love you always man….

  6. I am so sorry to hear of Rob’s passing…he was a good friend to Curt and I thought the world of Rob….when he saw me he always gave me a hug and always asked how I was going …and of course all the great stories….hugs

  7. So very sorry to hear of Rob’s passing he was a very special young man….he had a great sense of humor and could tell the best stories every time he saw me he always gave me a hug and always wanted to know how I was…rest in peace

  8. Rob, I can’t even put into words the sadness I feel about the world without you. You have been one of my closest friends for 45 years. The laughter and tears we shared are my most treasured memories. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I will forever miss you. Love you my brother, rest in peace.

  9. Spencer and Jay were here today and we talked of our visits to your house in Weirton.
    Your Aunt Mabel passed Feb. 9th this year so we feel that hole that is left by the loss of a loved one. As you said–as believers we will be seeing them again one day. We love you and lift you and the boys up in prayer.

  10. Rob, you were my friend, classmate, band mate, college roommate…I’m really going to miss you & your wonderful sense of humor, my friend. May your memory be eternal.

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