Walter and JoAnn Robuck of Falls Church, Va. passed away within days of each other.
Walter, formerly of Altoona, passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, and JoAnn passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009. They celebrated almost 50 years of marriage together.
They are survived by their children: Susan Sherba and her husband, Wayne, and Robert Robuck and his wife, Donna Lannes-Robuck; and their grandchildren: Caroline, Stephen, Jenni and Alan Sherba.
Walter is survived by his brothers: Edward and Joseph Robuck, both of Altoona.
JoAnn is survived by her sister, Louise Short; and her brother, George Pluta.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2009, for a memorial gathering at Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, 1102 W. Broad St., Route 7, Falls Church, Va. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2009, at St. James Catholic Church, North Spring Street and Park Avenue, Falls Church, Va. Inurnment services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009, at SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Cemetery, Altoona, by Father J.D. Zatalava.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Walter's name to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. Memorial contributions may be made in JoAnn's name to the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life, 124 Park St. S.E., Vienna, VA 22180.