Robert Lee Veney Jr., affectionately known as Geno, Rob, or Robbie was born June 21, 1972 to Robert Sr. and Ruby Veney. He was the youngest of four children. God called him home on October 25, 2021 at the age of 49.
Robert was born and raised in Johnstown, PA where he graduated from Greater Johnstown High School. While in high school, he was an extraordinary all around athlete setting and breaking several records in track and field. 30 years later, he still holds the high school record for the triple jump and the 200 meter dash. After high school, he enlisted in the military for a brief period, then relocated to Dayton, OH where he became a licensed master barber and worked as a fork lift driver for Forney Industries.
Robert loved to host and entertain friends. He loved golfing, cooking and watching sports; but most of all he loved spending time with family and friends. He was an avid and loyal Steelers fan. He dreamed of attending cooking school to become a master chef.
Robert had an infectious personality. He loved everyone he met and everyone he met, loved him. Robert was kind, caring and funny with a heart of gold.
Robert is preceded in death by his father Robert Lee Veney Sr. Robert leaves to cherish his memory: his mother, Ruby Veney of Covington, GA; children: Ryan Langhorne (Brandy) of Concord, NC, Justin Veney, and Dominique Veney (Janel Sturgeon-mother) both of Dayton, OH; and four grandchildren: Ava and Bryson Langhorne and Jaden and Jala Veney; siblings: Victoria L. Mcghee (Sterling) of Fayetville NC, Veronica L. Bryant and Tina M. Slack of Atlanta, GA; special friend Tina Michelle Brumbauth of Dayton, OH, as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Professional services entrusted to Moskal-Reid Funeral Home, 79 J St. Johnstown, PA 15906. Viewing at the funeral home Friday, October 29th, 2021 from 4-8 PM and a viewing Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church from 9-11 AM followed by a service at 11 AM, 205 Peelor St. Johnstown, PA 15901. Artrell Hawkins- Officiant.