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.
To share memories of Robert please visit www.diehlfuneralhome.com