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Official Obituary of

Gwendolyn Wholey Robosson

March 4, 2024

Gwendolyn Wholey Robosson Obituary

Gwendolyn Wholey Robosson passed away on March 4, 2024 at age 94. Gwen was predeceased by her husband, Reginald P. Robosson, and her sons, David T. Robosson and Andrew J. Robosson, her parents Robert L. and Frances M. Wholey, her sisters Frances Gleason and Gladys Curran, and brother Robert Wholey. Born on August 12, 1929, Gwen spent her childhood growing up in McKees Rocks with her brothers and sisters watching their father, Robert, establish and grow the Wholey business which began in the early 1900’s as community stores throughout the Pittsburgh area and since transformed through generations of the family.

Gwen graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and was an active volunteer of The Women’s Auxiliary of Magee Women’s Hospital. At Pitt she met her husband to be Bob Robosson. They were married in 1952 and shared countless life experiences and many cherished memories over their 55 years together until his passing in 2007. She was a constant presence at The Clothes Line where she dedicated her time to sell donated accessories and fine apparel to generate funds for women’s health. After raising her family, Gwen and Bob enjoyed time  in Arizona where they hosted many family gatherings, played golf and especially liked the Arizona climate. Gwen even made a hole in one, an unprecedented and unmatched feat for her family. She was a talented and competitive bridge player and always looked forward to social gatherings with friends and family.

Gwen’s indomitable love of her family and friends transcended her every day. She will be remembered for her grace, impeccable taste and loving and elegant presence. Gwen was an active member of The Duquesne Club, and of The Pittsburgh Field Club.

Gwen is survived by her three children, Gwendolyn Fragomen (Austin), John Robosson (Terry), and Mary Robosson and granddaughters Anna Robosson Thompson (Campbell), Emily Robosson, Lindsay Waters, and Ally Robosson; by her great-granddaughter and joy, Gwendolyn Thompson; her brother, Dr. Mark Wholey; and many nieces and nephews.

The family is grateful to Gwen’s compassionate and devoted care team at St. Margaret’s Hospital, and caregivers Donna, Maureen, Edna and Cathy.

Friends will be received from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8th at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street ( Funeral Saturday, March 9th, Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Parish, St. Joseph’s Church, 342 Dorseyville Road, PGH, PA 15238. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that remembrances be made to St. Margaret’s Foundation or the Women’s Auxiliary of Magee-Women's Hospital.

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March 8, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc (Centre Avenue, Devonshire Street)

Mass of Christian Burial
March 9, 2024

10:00 AM
Christ the King Parish, St. Joseph's Church
342 Dorseyville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238


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