Robert O. Emswiler, Sr.

Robert O. Emswiler, Sr.

YORK – Robert O. Emswiler, Sr., 87, of York, passed away 1:03 PM, Friday, December 8, 2017 at SpiriTrust Lutheran on Sprenkle Drive. He was the husband of the late Nancy L. (Ream) Emswiler who passed away on January 4, 1993.

Robert was born May 9, 1930 in Bainbridge, PA., and was the son of the late George and Elva (Gohn) Emswiler.

He retired as a plant engineer in 1996 after 50 years of employment with the former J.E. Baker company now L.W.B. Refractors. He was a life member of the Starview Sportsman Club; Hawks Gunning Club, and Starview United Methodist Church. He was an avid hunter making several trips to Wyoming with fellow hunters and enjoyed playing golf.

Robert is survived by his sons, Robert O. Emswiler, Jr and his wife Nanette. of Pittsburgh and James M. Emswiler and his wife Kathy of Mount Wolf; his daughter, Wanda J. May and her husband Ken of Mount Wolf; five grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; his sisters, Tania Rapp, and Betty Wagner both of Lancaster County, and his companion, Charlotte Overmiller from Red Lion. Robert was preceded in death by his brothers, Marlin, Ralph and John Emswiler.

His funeral service will begin at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 87 South Main Street, Mount Wolf. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be private. Officiating at the service will be Reverend Tricia McMackin.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider, SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 1651 Mount Zion Road, York, PA. 17406.

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  1. I will miss what Uncle Bob, his boys, my dad and his boys have missed for a long time, Hunting together in the mountains of Union County. Uncle Bob was my favorite person to see up there whether on a brutally cold day when dad and I were warming me up with a sneak hunt to Uncle Bobs and Jimmy’s tree stand on Jones mountain or just a visit to Crowfoot. I loved hearing he and my dad talk about what they saw and where, I paid close attention because I knew Uncle Bob put some miles and my dad thought so much of him as a hunter and person. I think I would speak for anyone who crossed paths with uncle Bob that the biggest trophy that should be on his wall is for being so gracious and humble. I guess it’s only fitting that he just instilled in his kids instead, and they are also some of the best laughers on the planet! I plan to visit Uncle Bob’s tree stand again, that place owes me some warm memories. Till we meet again, keep me in your cross hairs Uncle Bob.

    Steve Weigle

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