Robert B. Hanley

On Nov. 9, 2016,  at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Williamsport, surrounded by his beloved family, Robert B. Hanley, 87, of 30 Merryvale Lane, Beech Creek, went home to be with his Lord and Savior.

Born Feb. 9, 1929, in Lock Haven, Bob was the son of the late Kathryn Spong. On Dec. 24, 1947, in Monument, he married the love of his life, Vivian Louise Walker, who preceded him in death on April 22, 2010.

Bob worked at the Monument Brick Yard, did construction work and also worked at the Hammermill Paper Co.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Army Air Force. For his service he received the WWII Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation, Japan Medal.  Bob was a member of the Orviston Bible Church and had enjoyed hunting, and watching baseball and football. However, his greatest joy was his family and embracing that family through the joys of treasured family gatherings.

Bob is survived by nine daughters: Kathryn (John) Gundlach of Beech Creek; Sharon (Gary) Heverly of Blanchard; Mildred (Ronald) Strouse of Monument; Wanda (Tom) Berry of Beech Creek; Vivian “Lucy” (Steve) Falls of Lock Haven; Paulette (Jack) Hill, Valerie (Timothy) Bittner and Melinda Bauman all of Beech Creek; and Kimberly (Robert) Holzer of Port Carbon; four sons: Robert George Hanley and Richard E. (Lora) Hanley of Monument; Gregory Allen Hanley of Beech Creek; and Franklin W. Hanley of Lock Haven; 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four grandchildren, Jeremy Hill, Ronnie Hanley, Carey Jo Hanley and Jennifer Falls.

A funeral service, to honor and celebrate the life of Robert B. Hanley, will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016,  at 11 a.m. at the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, with Pastor Karl Steele officiating. Interment, with military honors, will be held at the Liberty Baptist Cemetery, Blanchard.

Friends will be received Friday evening, Nov. 11, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orviston Bible Church through the funeral home.

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