One of Bob’s favorite activities was riding his beloved orange trike he called “Pearl” He was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association and was actively involved in Chapter Y. He shared “road” knowledge and commitment to safe riding by serving as an experienced Road Captain and Tail Gunner. Being from the Frackville area, he introduced us to many of his favorite routes through that area… the many tall wind turbines were an amazing sight. He led us to his favorite culinary treats at St. Ann’s annual Polish Festival… also guiding us to Lucky’s Deli, Heisler’s Ice Cream stop and so much more. So many wonderful memories of Bob’s smiles and personality. Whether it was a short picnic ride or a long weekend trip, Bob was always there. His wife, Jeanette, enjoyed riding when her job responsibilities allowed.
Bob’s personal life included 25 years of service as a police/patrol officer and arson investigator in West Rockhill Township and Pennridge Regional Police Departments. He also worked at the Delaware Valley Mental Health Foundation and was a member of the Sellersville Fire Department…. Continuing his career in community service.
Bob was a 1956 graduate of Reading High School (leading us to the Pagoda for fabulous scenery) and enlisted in the Navy with fellow graduates. He served our country from 1956 to 1962. He received his BA from Bucks County Community College in 1984.
We all join his wife, Jeanette, and immediate family in remembering the great gifts of love and friendship Bob so freely gave. Final arrangements were private at Bob’s request. The Wounded Warrior Project was dear to his heart, and donations in his name can be made at woundedwarriorproject.org.
Our dear friend and fellow rider will be sorely missed and will be thought of as we continue to ride the trails he led us on.