25th Ward --- A funeral service conducted by the Rev. Paul
Kokenda of St. Michael and All Angels Lutheran Church. 24th Ward, was held
Wednesday for Robert J. Sestric, 64, who died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1987 at
Veterans Administration Hospital, Oakland.
A veteran of the paratroopers of World War II, Mr. Sestric
was a member of VFW 7090 and the Bricklayers' Union.
Husband of the late Emily Cochinella Sestric, he is survived by one
son, Michael Sestric; two daughters, Sheila Papania and Emily Panzino; two
brothers, Joseph and Raymond; and eight grandchildren.
Burial was in Alleghany County Memorial Park, McCandless.
[News Record, Pittsburgh, PA,
Friday, October 30, 1987, Page 5]
Robert enlisted in the Army at Pittsburgh, PA on 6 February
On 7 August 1943 Pvt Sestric was transferred
from the Parachute School to Co I, 508th PIR and was promoted to Sergeant
(Temporary) that same day.
On 2 September 1943 Pvt Sestric was transferred to the
990th Replacement Depot. He did not return to the regiment.
Record of Veteran Burial
for Robert J. Sestric indicates that he attained the rank of Sergeant
and had been a member of Company B, 504th PIR