He was the husband of Kelli (Masterson) Stahlman. Together they shared 15 years of marriage.
Born in Oil City, he was the son of Bob and Sandy (Foy) Stahlman. He was a 1988 graduate of Oil City Senior High School, where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball. From the time he was young and throughout his adult life he was an accomplished athlete that truly enjoyed sports as a participant, umpire, referee, coach, and spectator.
Following in his mother’s footsteps, he enjoyed cooking and creating delicious meals to share with others. His love for the kitchen began with his passion for helping build the family business, BS Brewbusters, in Oil City. He worked there, alongside his parents, from the time it opened in 1991 until it’s closing in 2010.
His favorite place to be was with friends and family. He lit up a room and added energy and fun everywhere he went. Bobby never met a stranger, as his infectious jubilant personality made fast friends with everyone he came across. He greeted everyone with a smile and hug, every time he saw you, without skipping a beat. His family and friends are comforted knowing that the very first hug he gave this past Friday was to his beloved younger brother, Marc, whom he missed dearly since his preceding death, 8 years ago.
Together with his wife, he had two children, who were the center of his world. A son, Landon, age 12, enjoyed wrestling with his dad, cheering on the Dallas Cowboys alongside him and playing ball with him every chance he got. Lizzi, their daughter, age 7, adored her father and never saw a day that she couldn’t flash her smile and win his praises.
In addition to his parents, wife, and children, he is survived by a sister, Sara Woolf and her husband Jim, of Chambersburg, PA; nephews and nieces, TJ and Nathan Stahlman of Enola, PA and Madelyn, Olivia, Hanna, Nadia, Gabriel and Marc Woolf of Chambersburg, PA; his maternal grandmother, Theda E. Foy, of Oil City; his mother-in-law Tammy Grau and husband Dave of Seneca, PA.; brother in law Chad Masterson of California; and several uncles, aunts and cousins who he was loved by immensely.
Besides his brother, Marc Stahlman, he was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charles Stahlman and Delores (Watson) Stahlman Stillings; his maternal grandfather Francis K. Foy; and four uncles Joe Hoover, Ken Foy, Lou Mitchell, and Mike “Stump” Stahlman.
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday at the Morrison Funeral Home, 110 Petroleum St., Oil City.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen Church with the Rev. Matthew Ruyechan, presiding.
In memory of Bobby, a fund has been established to help his children.
The most important thing to Bobby, would be to know that his children were provided for and shown love and support by those who knew and loved him. To make donations please visit https://www.gofundme.com/support-for-bobbys-kids.
Online condolences to the family can be made at www.morrisonhome.com
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