Robert F. Schroth, of Old Route 422, Fenelton, passed from this life to the next early Sunday morning at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Schroth was born in Connellsville on December 8, 1927. He was the son of Frank and Nioma Lynch Schroth. He was a 1944 graduate of Butler High School. Bob served on the board of the Central Electric Co-op for twenty years. He was a member of the Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterian Church. He owned and operated White’s Garage in Fenelton for more than fifty years. He was a member of the PA inspection association and had served as a Clearfield Township supervisor.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice R. Oesterling Schroth. The couple had been married for fifty five years.
Bob enjoyed farming and working with his Farmall Tractors. He was a U.S. army veteran of World War II. Mr. Schroth was a mason and belonged to the William H. Miller Masonic Lodge #769 F&AM in New Castle.
He is survived by three children, Kenneth P. Schroth and his wife Carol, Kathleen S. Raible and her husband Earnest Michael, and Traci M. Haid and her husband Edward all of Fenelton. Eight Grandchildren survive, Courtney and Crystal Schroth, Trevor, Aaron, Zachery, and Mackenzie Raible and Amber and Colton Haid all of Fenelton. Two great grandchildren survive, Jaedyn and Elijah Raible of Dayton. Also surviving are a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers in law, and sisters in law.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Schroth was preceded in death by a sister, Irene McDivitt.
Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Road, Chicora, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday from the funeral home with the Reverend David Brewer, pastor of Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery in Coylesville. Military Honors will be provided by the Chicora and Brady’s Bend American Legion posts and the Chicora VFW post. To send a condolence, please visit www.hilefh.com.
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