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Robert D. Witherow

October 21, 1942 May 18, 2019
Robert D. Witherow
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Robert D. “Bob” Witherow, 76, of Curwensville, passed away early Saturday morning, May 18, 2019 at Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Curwensville.

Born October 21, 1942 in Clearfield, he was the son of Malvin and Grace G. (Taylor) Witherow. Mr. Witherow had worked for TAFCO as a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local #12 and retired after 36 years as a journeyman in 2003 He was a member of the Cherry Corner Bible Church where he served on the board for more than 20 years. He helped build and remodel the new addition of the church and continued working on the church until his health prevented further such activities.

He was a U S Army veteran of the Vietnam war having served as a Medical Specialist with the rank of E-5 and continued his medical training after the war when he worked for Clearfield Hospital and the former Clear Haven Nursing Home. He was a graduate of Curwensville High School.

He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports, watching Golden Tide Football on Friday Nights, liked working on old cars and trucks, watching wildlife as he drove thru the farms and woodlands of the county and attended auctions until his health declined

On July 5, 1969 in the Cherry Corner Church, he wed his best friend, the former Sylvia Shaffer, who survives along with 3 daughters: Grace Heuser and husband Steve of Grampian, Julie Sanders of Newport and Jamie Kline and husband Robert Jr. of Grampian. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren: Faithe Dancey and husband Keith of the Republic of Ireland, Norman “Chris” Heuser and wife Rebecca of Frenchville, Hope Heuser of Bowling Green, OH and Tyler, Katie and Joe Sanders of Newport.

In addition, he is survived by the following siblings: Nancy Snyder and husband Charles of Indiana, PA, Barbara Turner of Pittsburgh, Dawn “Dee” McCall and husband Doug, Larry Witherow and wife Patty, and Jerry Witherow and wife Lillian all of Grampian.

Funeral Services for Mr. Witherow will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Thursday May 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM, with the Reverend George Solley officiating. Interment will follow at the Friends Cemetery in Grampian.

Friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday May 22 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM and again on Thursday from 10:00 AM until time of services at 11:00 AM.

Military Honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of the Clearfield Honor Guard.

The family suggests contributions be made to the Cherry Corner Bible Church 155 Nellies Road Grampian, PA 16838 and online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Wednesday

22

May

2:00 PM 5/22/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 5/22/2019 4:00:00 PM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

22

May

6:00 PM 5/22/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/22/2019 8:00:00 PM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Visitation

Thursday

23

May

10:00 AM 5/23/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Service

Thursday

23

May

11:00 AM 5/23/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 5/23/2019 11:30:00 AM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Funeral Service

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Friends Cemetery Final Resting Place

Grandview Road
Grampian, PA 16838

Grandview Road Grampian 16838 PA
United States
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