Robert C. Pernol, “Bobby,” of Smyrna, Del., died on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. He was 79. He had retired after 37 years as a postal worker for the Smyrna Post Office.


Robert C. Pernol, “Bobby,” of Smyrna, Del., died on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. He was 79.

Mr. Pernol was born Oct. 10, 1931 in Smyrna, Del., the son of the late Augustus Pernol and Clara P. Connor Pernol.

Bobby was a member of the American Legion David C. Harrison Post #14 and the Smyrna Clayton Moose Lodge, both in Smyrna.

He retired after 37 years of service as a Postal Worker for the Smyrna Post Office in which he made 505 deliveries each day, 303 days per year, which resulted in over 5.6 million deliveries during his postal career. In addition, his walking route was nearly 16 miles each day, which equaled over 140,000 miles walked during his career.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and George Pernol.

He is survived by his wife, Irene; two step-daughters, Violet Bauer of Dover,  and Sharon Taylor of Felton; a sister, Helen Urian of Smyrna; and nieces and nephews, Barbara Bailey, Charlotte Traverse, Fay Lawrence, Paula Ewell, and Thomas Urian.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m., in the Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 S. Main St., Smyrna, where friends may call at 5 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to American Legion David C. Harrison Post #14, 107 Glenwood Ave., Smyrna, DE 19977, or to the Smyrna Clayton Moose Lodge, 2035 S. DuPont Blvd, Smyrna, DE 19977.

Condolence letters may be sent by visiting www.fariesfuneralhome.com.