Eternal Memory: +Archon Robert Dal Cosgrove

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that +Archon Robert
"Dal" Cosgrove, fell asleep in the Lord on Friday April 14, 2023. Prior to his retirement in Florida, he was a faithful parishioner of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Monongahela, PA. In retirement he attended Holy Cross Eastern Orthodox Church in Ormond Beach, FL.   

Born November 19, 1942, in Hazelwood, he was the son of the late Frederick E. and Mary Virginia (Tompkins) Cosgrove. Following his graduation in 1960 from Charleroi High School, Dal earned his Bachelor's degree and two Masters Degrees in Education and Science from California University of Pennsylvania. He began working as a teacher and a coach in the Elizabeth Forward School District and retired after 37 years as their assistant principal.

Dal was an exemplary Orthodox Christian who gave his heart and soul to the Lord, his beloved parish of St. Nicholas, and our God-Protected Diocese.  He served our Diocese for many years as a member of the Diocesan Board of Trustees, and volunteered many hours of his time at Camp Nazareth.  He also served the church at large as an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. 

Dal is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marie E. (Lengyel) Cosgrove; two daughters Sister Agatha (Stephanie Cosgrove) of Elassona, Greece and Kristen Harrison of Daytona Beach, FL; two grandsons Matthew Harrison (Serra Kyle) and Michael Harrison of Annville, PA and a granddaughter Melissa Ross of Charleroi; his brother Charles "Tony" (Nancy) Cosgrove of Pueblo, CO; brother in law John (Jane) Lengyel, a sister in law Karen Lengyel of Port Orange, FL; and Donna Lengyel of Monongahela; two nieces Linda Pecharka and Amy Mavrich of Canonsburg and many nieces, nephews and cousins in Baltimore, MD.

He was preceded in death by two brothers Frederick and William Thomas Cosgrove and two sisters Anna Mae Maund and Doris Hamilton.

Funeral Services are as follows:

Visitation: Friday April 21  at the Marshall Marra Funeral Home 216 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Panachida will be served at 7:00 pm.

Funeral Service: Saturday April 22 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 314 6th St., Monongahela with Rev. Dr. Edward Pehanich, celebrant. 
Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made in Dal's name to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 314 6th St. Monongahela, PA 15063.

Diocesan Clergy and faithful are kindly asked to remember the newly departed servant +Dal and the entire  Cosgrove family in their prayers.

May Almighty God Grant Rest Eternal and Blessed Repose to  His Newly Departed Servant +Dal and May His Memory Be Eternal! Christ is Risen!